General Chemistry Fume Hoods

Versatile high performance fume hood options for your laboratory's general chemistry applications. 

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5 ft XStream with model 500
5' XStream Hood with model
Protector XStream Laboratory Hoods

These energy-efficient benchtop hoods have containment-enhancing features that allow them to operate at face velocities as low as 60 fpm.

5' Protector Premier Hood
Protector Premier Laboratory Hoods

These benchtop hoods have a one-piece molded fiberglass-reinforced polyester liner. Our Fume Hood Configurator makes requesting a quote easy.



8' Protector XL Hood with model
Protector XL Benchtop Laboratory Hoods

With three available depths, these panel-lined benchtop hoods offer superior design flexibility for general chemistry applications.

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Protector XLE Laboratory Hoods

These hoods have now been incorporated into the Protector XL line of fume hoods.

Labconco's high performance general chemistry laboratory hoods protect the user from harmful or toxic fumes or vapors generated from a broad range of applications. Containment-enhancing features allow them to operate at lower face velocities than traditional hoods while being energy-efficient and protecting the operator.

Since less room air is exhausted, energy is conserved.

  • High Efficiency Fume Hood Airflow Demonstrations

    See airflow demonstrations using smoke to show some of the innovative and highly effective features that make the Protector XStream® the most effective containing fume hood. Watch the airfoil sill, upper dilution air supply, sash handle and sash track direct air into the fume hood's baffles without causing dangerous, containment disrupting turbulence.

  • Webinar on Managing Lab Air with Chemical Fume Hoods

    For many laboratories, managing air quality through engineered controls is essential for worker safety and comfort. However, with numerous options available for fume extraction and air purification, deciding on an engineered solution that best suits your lab’s current and future needs is not always straightforward. 

  • Fume Hood Safety: Dos and DON'Ts

    Don't be like Scooter! Learn how to safely and responsibly use your laboratory fume hood!

  • Basic Fume Hood Airflow and Operation

    Learn about the airflow and operation of a Labconco fume hood, including proper work procedures and detailed information on the movement of air in and around the hood.

  • Fume Hood Installation

    Learn about the proper installation of a Labconco fume hood, including
    product inspection, removal from packaging, set up and service fixture and
    electrical connections.


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En Español

Spanish-Language Fume Hoods Catalog

Campanas extractoras para laboratorios Protector y Basic

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This Spanish-language brochure contains an overview, specifications and ordering information on Protector Premier, XStream, XL and Special Application Fume Hoods, and Basic series Fume Hoods. Ordering information on accessories is also included.

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Protector XStream, Premier and XL Laboratory Fume Hoods Brochure

This brochure contains descriptions, dimensional data and ordering information on Protector XStream, Premier and XL Laboratory Fume Hoods and SpillStopper Work Surfaces. Optional features including the Intelli-Sense Automatic Sash Position System, Chain and Sprocket, and Auto-Return Sash Systems are described. Standards related to hoods are also provided.

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Protector Storage Cabinets, Base Stands & Fume Hood Accessories Catalog

Catalog provides ordering information on Protector Acid, Solvent, Standard and Vacuum Pump Storage Cabinets; SpillStopper and Flat Work Surfaces; and fume hood accessories including service fixture kits, electrical receptacle kits, airflow monitors, ceiling enclosures, distillation grids and Snuffer Fire Extinguishers. This is Labconco literature code 2-61.

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How To Select The Right Laboratory Hood System

Industry service publication which provides helpful information on choosing the right enclosure for your application. Types of hoods, airflow designs, hood characteristics, performance considerations, ventilation system components and accessories are discussed.

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Labconco Capabilities Brochure

This brochure provides an overview of Labconco: our core values, philosophy, our products and our people. It includes photographs of installations of our equipment in laboratories around the United States.

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Selection Guide for Fume Hoods and Ventilation Systems for Science Education

This 8 page brochure provides checklists for science educators to determine the right enclosure for the classroom laboratory.

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User's Manuals

Protector XL Laboratory Hoods Manual

For catalog numbers: 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117 and 1118 series.

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Intelli-Sash User Instruction Manual

Instruction for the use of the Intelli-Sash Automoatic Sash Position system available on Protector Fume Hoods.

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