Fume hoods are a critical part of any laboratory that deals with hazardous or toxic chemicals and it’s an essential requirement to have. They’re local ventilation devices that help protect the user from any hazardous material in the laboratory. It’s one reason why there are many guidelines that need to be accounted for during the design, construction, and implementation of such devices.

Below is a list of codes & standards that will need to be accounted for when a fume hood is being installed.

Codes & Standards What do they deal with?
OSHA Part 1910.1450
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Concerned with airflow – monitoring, maintenance & exhaust
ANSI/ASHRAE 110-1995
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Guidelines to test fume hoods & check for optimal operation
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) & AIHA Lab Accreditation Group
  • Concerns laboratory ventilation issues – hood monitoring, face velocity, exhaust
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Guidelines for hood construction, fire protection, location, identification of issues, exhaust, testing & maintenance
SEFA 1.2-1996
  • Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association (SEFA)
  • Design requirements for hoods, face velocities & testing of hoods

At Kewaunee, we ensure these standards are maintained when we design your laboratory for you. A list of our fume hood products can be found here.

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