Business & Economics :: Design, Engineering & Construction
September 1, 2010
Selecting Laboratory Exhaust Systems
With upfront thought, exhaust systems can ensure personnel safety and improve building efficiency
Paul A. Tetley, Met-Pro Corp.
In chemical research facilities, fume-hood exhaust systems for laboratories are often taken for granted. Yet the choice of exhaust system, when designing or specifying a laboratory workstation, can have a tremendous impact on the safety of the laboratory building’s occupants and can affect a building’s longterm operating costs. A better upfront understanding of exhaust systems can eliminate potentially significant safety problems in the future while optimizing the efficiency of the building and the reliability of the system.
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