Variable Air Volume fume hoods are essential for saving money and energy in research labs and academic facilities. Since the sash can be partially closed to reduce air flow, VAV fume hoods are more energy efficient than many other hood types. PSA Laboratory Furniture installs and certified VAV hoods for labs across the world.
Investing in variable air volume (VAV) fume hoods provides long-term savings. Labs with VAV hoods require less energy to operate. This means more resources can be allocated to research and equipment. Learn more about the benefits of using VAV fume hoods in your lab.
Lab exhaust systems like the variable air volume (VAV) and constant air volume (CAV) fume hood keep odors, smoke, and other emissions at bay while protecting users from the dangerous chemicals in the air. However, CAV systems need more energy to provide constant air velocity. In contrast, VAV systems can be adjusted to reduce air intake. VAV fume hoods generally offer high performance with lower energy usage.
See the difference a VAV fume hood can make for your laboratory:
VAV Fume Hoods
|Purpose||Reducing Turbulence of Airflow through the Unit|
|Benefits||Improving Efficiency & Performance|
|Dimensions||7/32” Safety Glass Panel, 18”H Sash Lock|
|Materials||White Resin-Chem, Nylon, Epoxy, Stainless Steel|
|Lighting||Vapor Proof T-8 Fluorescent Light Fixture with Bulbs|
|Build||16 Ga. Internal Structural Frame|
|Other||Gasketed Access Panel|
PSA designers assist you in creating a custom lab at your facility. We handle everything from furniture installation to lab certifications. We’ll test and certify your VAV fume hood after installation. Certification includes ANSI/ASHRAE, IEST, ISO, and NSF.
Protect your lab from dangerous fumes and waste with a VAV fume hood from PSA Laboratory Furniture. Ask our experts which type of fume hood is right for your lab:
|Snorkel Hoods||Airfoil Bypass Hoods||Add Air Fume Hoods||Low Bench Fume Hoods||Perchloric Acid Fume Hoods||Radioisotope Hoods|
|Walk-In Fume Hoods||Demonstration Hoods||Canopy Hoods||High Performance Fume Hoods||Thin Wall Hoods||All Fume Hoods|
Complete your lab redesign with new counters and cabinets installed by PSA Laboratory Furniture. We are a leading outfitter of lab benches and casework for companies all over the world. Cabinets can fill in the space around your new fume hood to provide sitting or standing height storage. We also supply chemical lab cabinets designed to safely store acids.
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If you want to match your counters to your new fume hood, VAV hoods are made with stainless steel and epoxy. Ask our designers which counters and cabinets fit best with the VAV fume hood. PSA will outfit your lab with the best furnishings.