One of the first important steps in laboratory design and hood installation is to select the proper blower and ductwork. There are several different types of fume hood blowers to select from.
It is important that your components are sized correctly depending on hood size, application, cubic feet per minute (CFM), and the distance that needs to be ducted. A fume removal system works well only if the blower, ductwork and accessories are properly sized. This infographic is designed to make choosing the correct blower and accessories a little easier.
Select a blower that's designed and manufactured for superior performance and long life when subjected to chemical atmospheres. Blowers are available in sizes that can handle airflow as low as 250 CFM, to blowers that can handle airflow as high as 3500 CFM.
To obtain a greater level of detail, consult the Blowers Catalog for features product data, dimensional drawings and selection guides for all of our blowers. There are three common styles of blowers: Coated Steel, Fiberglass and PVC.
Coated Steel Blowers are recommended for low to moderately corrosive applications, Fiberglass Blowers are used for moderate to highly corrosive conditions, and PVC Blowers are used for perchloric acid and other extremely corrosive atmospheres. Forward curved impellers ensure quiet operation and optimum air delivery.
If you need additional assistance in the selection of blowers, ductwork and accessories, contact a fume hood expert.
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