This presentation will focus on the impact in lab planning projects of the extraction devices and the opportunities to increase safety and protect people working in the laboratory from harmful effects of chemical and/or physical processes that operate within these extraction devices, especially fume cupboards. Energy efficiency has improved dramatically with systematic testing of laboratory fume cupboards for more than 30 years, their performance, and through the containment of fume cupboards and ambient conditions.
Discussion points include:
Spatial and temporary requirements of ventilation systems
Influence of the air supply
Sustainable operation versus safety strategies
Commissioning: Type test and on-site testing
Training and operation issues
Safety and sustainability—in the right balance for the design of the laboratory—are essential tools for a great quality project.