Basic Laboratory Hoods are designed specifically for laboratories classrooms and light duty applications where safe ventilation is required. Constructed of epoxy-coated steel Basic Hoods are economical and have a smaller overall height and depth than traditional hoods so they fit in areas with low ceilings or narrow aisles. Choose from 4 and 6-foot widths.
Protector Premier Laboratory Hoods incorporate a sleek interior with a molded one-piece fiberglass liner the signature feature of Labconco’s leading line of fume hoods since 1961. The one-piece liner of specially-formulated fiberglass-reinforced polyester offers corrosion and fire resistance and easy clean up. Without seams the interior has fewer points of deterioration for longer life.
These hoods are suitable for providing personal protection needed for general chemistry applications involving fumes and vapors. They meet the SEFA-1 standard of a low velocity high performance hood and may be safely operated as low as 60 fpm. Choose from hoods designed to be used with a remotely-located blower or hoods that include a built-in blower — the only high performance hood with built-in blower available anywhere. Explosion-proof hoods with built-in blower are available for laboratories with potentially explosive/flammable atmospheres (Class 1 Div I or II).
The Protector XStream Laboratory Hood takes containment safety and energy savings to the extreme. This general chemical high performance fume hood was independently tested and challenged well beyond the SEFA-1 standards. With a face velocity of 40 fpm and sash fully open the Protector XStream was subjected to 50 fpm cross drafts NIH protocol and tracer gas measurements in the chest of the mannequin. In all scenarios the Protector XStream allowed 0.00 ppm average level of tracer gas outside the fume hood. Although your safety officer will determine the actual face velocity setting for your laboratory the ability of this hood to contain under these adverse conditions sets a new standard of safety.
Safety is foremost but energy savings is equally impressive. Although face velocity is a factor it’s the volumetric rate (CFM) that determines the energy consumption. Operating a 6' Protector XStream at 60 fpm face velocity with the sash in its fully open position requires only 690 CFM. Regardless of your desired operating face velocity the Protector XStream yields the lowest required CFM of any hood.
Protector Stainless Steel Perchloric Acid Laboratory Hoods are designed specifically for procedures involving the use of perchloric acid. They feature washdown systems, integral work surfaces and drainage troughs so that they may be thoroughly rinsed after each use to prevent the accumulation of potentially reactive perchloric salts.
Available in 4, 5, 6 and 8-foot widths, these benchtop hoods feature a corrosion-resistant Type 316 stainless steel interior to withstand reaction from perchloric acid. The one-piece liner is free of joints, cracks or crevices to prevent build-up of residue and simplify decontamination procedures.
Purifier Logic+ Class II, Type A2 Biosafety Cabinets provide personnel, product and environmental protection from hazardous particulates such as agents that require Biosafety Level 1, 2 or 3 containment. Other appropriate applications include work with antineoplastic drugs, genetic material, carcinogens, allergens and additional substances that generate hazardous airborne particulates.
Purifier Cell Logic+ Class II, Type A2 Biosafety Cabinets have unique features that address the unique needs of cell research. Some models have a modified sash that accommodates a microscope. Other models have a temperature-controlled work area on the work surface to keep cells at the proper temperature for viability.
Both Purifier Logic+ and Cell Logic+ Class II, Type A2 Biosafety Cabinets have the same airflow pattern to achieve personnel and product protection. During operation, room air is drawn into the inlet grille at the work access opening and through a supply HEPA filter. Approximately 70% of the HEPA-filtered air is circulated through the cabinet, while 30% passes through an exhaust HEPA filter and is discharged. These biohazard cabinets are designed to discharge HEPA-filtered exhaust air directly into the laboratory, or into an exhaust system through the optional Canopy Connection. When canopy-ducted, these biological safety cabinets may be used for applications involving minute quantities of volatile toxic chemicals and tracer amounts of radionuclides as an adjunct to microbiological research.
Base Cabinets provide support for the full line of benchtop Labconco fume hoods. Cabinets may be mixed or matched so that their total width equals the width of the fume hood they support. Accessories include filler panels, shelf and vent kits.