5 advantages of going ductless
There is a great deal of fear associated with making the leap from traditional ducted hoods to ductless; however, more laboratories are recognizing the benefits of going ductless.
Here are the five advantages that a ductless hood has over other enclosures:
- Flexibility: Ductless fume hoods are useful in hard-to-duct areas, such as the center or bottom levels of multi-level buildings.
- Turnkey Operation: Installation expenses are far less than traditional hoods; no ductwork and remote blower are required.
- Portability: Ductless hoods may be shared among several laboratories or stored when not in use.
- Sustainability: They have no make-up air requirements, allowing them to be used in air-starved labs or to offset air needs of ducted fume hoods.
- Green: Costly tempered air is not exhausted from the laboratory, resulting in lower energy costs.
These web services will help you to find the right enclosure for your specific application:
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A Chemical Assessment Report can help you determine if a ductless enclosure is right for your application
Use this guide to determine the right Filtered Enclosure, filter type, and usage information for many chemicals.
DID YOU KNOW?
Under SEFA 9:2010 – Recommended Practices for Ductless Enclosures (Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association) there are three categories of “ductless hood” or DH?
DH I: A ductless hood equipped with a filtration device designed to control non-toxic chemicals, nuisance odors and particulates.
DH II: A ductless hood capable of meeting all DH I requirements, and equipped with a filtration device designed to filter manufacturer-approved toxic contaminants up to filter breakthrough only.
DH III: A ductless hood capable of meeting all DH II requirements, and equipped with a filtration device designed to filter manufacturer-approved toxic contaminants beyond primary filter breakthrough by providing secondary back-up protection.