Laboratory Ventilation & Exhaust Systems: O&M Guidelines
Ventilation is important safety factor in any laboratory. Besides safety, ventilation has a strong financial angle too, as it demands major capital and operating costs. Studies suggest that more than 60% of a laboratory’s energy consumption can be attributed to the HVAC system.
Proper planning is critical to get the laboratory design right and appropriately sized for the nature of experiments and occupancy of the lab. Besides planning, once a lab is commissioned, appropriate operational and maintenance of lab helps in:
- Ensuring proper operation and performance of the lab, thereby protect people working in the laboratories,
- Prevent premature degradation of the systems demanding high cost to upgrade/renovate,
- Keeping the operational costs balanced and protecting the return on investment.
In this blog, let’s look at the key resources & guidelines for assessing the maintenance measures needed for fume hoods and ventilation & exhaust systems.
The following publications help with the guidance for standard periodic testing & maintenance protocol:
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