With the many safety standards and protocols out there, it’s quite hard to differentiate between the many types of hoods that are available. Primarily, laminar flow hoods and biosafety cabinets are used in research facilities, but their usage is often misinterpreted and used interchangeably.
It’s important to understand exactly how they work and what kind of work they are the most suitable for. Instead of the same, we at Kewaunee International have compiled a list of differences that could help you decide what type of hoods you need for your facilities.
|Laminar Flow Hood||Biosafety Cabinets|
|What is it used for?||When a product placed on the worksurface needs protection||When the personnel & environment need to be protected from the product|
|What is the mechanism?||
|Where is it used?||
If you’d like more help with choosing your products, we’ve got a list of ventilated devices to choose from which can be found here.
Comments are closed.