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Fume Hoods for Laboratories

High Performance Chemical Fume HoodsLab Safety Equipment for Protection from Dangerous Materials

Chemical fume hoods play a vital role in containing or removing hazardous fumes, vapors or radioactive materials from a lab setting. Fume hood technology has continuously improved for more than 50 years to enhance safety, efficiency and ease of use.

Properly installed and certified hoods allow laboratory personnel to work with harmful materials at close range, safely and conveniently.

PSA designs laboratories as a complete system and will help you choose the right model, design and positioning for operational safety and efficiency in the laboratory. Your choice of hood design and model depends heavily on your application. PSA Laboratory Furniture has extensive experience designing and outfitting labs across all industry types throughout the world. View our past work in our fume hood gallery.

Industrial Laboratory Fume Hood Types & Features

Numerous fume hood types are available based on your application:

High Performance Fume Hoods

High performance fume hoods have low flow for greater efficiency. They have lower installation costs and reduced operating costs.

Airfoil Bypass Fume Hoods

Airfoil bypass fume hood models reduce turbulence of airflow through the unit, improving efficiency and performance.

Add Air Fume Hoods

“Add air” fume hoods use a plenum to provide the majority of outside air required by the hood in a uniform, regulated supply.

Low Bench Fume Hoods

These hoods are designed for low benches, allowing ventilation of large equipment or other oversized objects.

Perchloric Acid Fume Hoods

Highly-corrosive perchloric acid is stronger than sulfuric acid and poses an explosion risk in labs. Perchloric acid fume hoods are designed to not react with this volatile inorganic acid.

Radioisotope Fume Hoods

Fume hoods designed for handling radioactive materials isolate radiation from users and from the environment. Radioisotope hoods are single-purpose and should not be used in any other application.

Walk-In Fume Hoods

Walk-in hoods reach completely or nearly-completely to the floor, allowing you to set up or manipulate large equipment inside the hood (while venting is disengaged).

Demonstration Hoods

Ductless demonstration hoods provide 360° of visibility for education, vocational training or workforce development applications.

Snorkel Exhaust Hoods

Local exhaust ventilation ducts, commonly called snorkels or elephant trunks, are mobile venting ducts designed to capture rising vapors (such as gases lighter than air).

Canopy Hoods

Canopy hoods are similar to snorkel hoods, except they remain in a single fixed position, much like a range hood in a kitchen.

Variable Air Volume (VAV) Fume Hoods

Variable air volume hoods are alternatively known as “constant air velocity hoods.” VAV hoods adjust air volume based on sash position, maintaining a constant flow velocity.

Thin Wall Fume Hoods

Thin wall fume hoods are functionally identical to standard hoods, but accommodate larger equipment by using thinner front posts. Special wiring or plumbing situations may preclude installation of thin wall hoods. 

High Performance Green Fume HoodsStandard chemical fume hood features include:

Available Fume Hood Options:

Additional Fume Hood Options:

Custom hood sizes and materials are available. Talk to our chemical fume hood sales team for detailed options or visit Laboratory Fume Hood Energy Model to calculate your fume hood energy usage.

Green chemical fume hood options include:

When designing the rest of your lab, consider the following features:

Talk to PSA’s green chemical fume hood advisors to improve safety and reduce lab costs.
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