You’ve heard about Fume hoods, but Ductless Fume Hoods are not much talked about. They’re an indispensable tool in any laboratory that works with chemical reagents. They’re known as plug & play fume hoods for a reason, and that’s because of the flexibility and adaptability that they offer.

Here, in this infographic, we’re discussing how the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA 9-2010) classifies ductless fume hoods & what sets them apart from each other. 

If you’re looking to install ductless fume hoods in your laboratory, get in touch with us at Kewaunee International & we’ll help you pick out the best-in-class hoods in the market. You can view our current collection here.

Types Characterisation
Type I
  • Most common ductless fume hood & is mainly for chemical hazards
  • Used for experiments (clinical or educational) – those that use strong chemical reagents like staining, etc.
  • Filter – Activated carbon (or) application-specific filter
  • Not to use for dangerous chemical hazards – no detection mechanism
Type II
  • Also known as ductless fume cupboard
  • Used for chemicals that are approved by manufacturer – 
  • Has a chemical detection mechanism – can identify chemical permeates
  • Works with the HEPA filters
Type III
  • Type II ductless fume hood with a backup filter installed
  • They’re best for chemical reagents that are not only hazardous to personnel but also environment
  • Backup filters work with detection mechanism
  • They remain stable for long periods despite constant detection & filtration

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