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5 advantages of going ductless

Brian Garrett 2013By Brian Garrett, LEED Green Associate, Product Manager
On Thursday, August 21, 2014
In Articles

ductless enclosure with cabinet and modelThere 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:

  1. Flexibility: Ductless fume hoods are useful in hard-to-duct areas, such as the center or bottom levels of multi-level buildings.
  2. Turnkey Operation: Installation expenses are far less than traditional hoods; no ductwork and remote blower are required.
  3. Portability: Ductless hoods may be shared among several laboratories or stored when not in use.
  4. 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.
  5. Green: Costly tempered air is not exhausted from the laboratory, resulting in lower energy costs.

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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.

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