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Chaney-Hale Hall of Science Entrance Door Signage

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN |
  • Educational Institution
  • Chaney-Hale Hall Panoramic View

    Placed back to back, these Protector ClassMate Fume Hoods afford great visibility and optimize workspace.

  • Chaney-Hale Hall ClassMate Fume Hood Array

    Areas are provided for hands on instruction inside and outside of the chemical fume hoods.

  • Chaney-Hale Hall area for presentation
  • Cale presents marker board at Chaney-Hale Hall
  • Chaney-Hale Hall large fume hood sash
  • Chaney-Hale Hall side airfoils for dry erase boards
  • Chaney-Hale Hall side window into fume hood
  • Chaney-Hale Hall grids within ClassMate Fume Hoods
  • Chaney-Hale Hall televisions mounted on Fume Hoods
  • Chaney-Hale Hall grids within ClassMate Fume Hoods - close up
  • Chaney-Hale Hall long row of ClassMate Fume Hoods
  • Chaney-Hale Hall laboratory classroom
  • Chaney-Hale Hall Protector Pass-Through Fume Hood
  • Chaney-Hale Hall lab bench workspace
  • Chaney-Hale Hall Protector Fume Hoods and bench space
  • Chaney-Hale Hall fume hood window into another lab space
  • Chaney-Hale Hall with Protector XL customized fume hood
  • Chaney-Hale Hall snorkel ventilation with XL Fume Hood
  • Chaney-Hale Hall safe work area
  • Chaney-Hale Hall close up of lower air foil
  • Chaney-Hale Hall seamless integration of laboratory hoods
  • Chaney-Hale Hall of Science portico
  • Chaney-Hale Hall of Science Edifice
  • Chaney-Hale Hall Entrance Doors

Chaney-Hale Hall of Science

After over two years of construction, Chaney-Hale Hall of Science at Purdue University opened for the fall 2020 semester. This state-of-the-art facility adjacent to the Elliot Hall of Music holds thirty-three labs and numerous support spaces that will house first-and-second year undergraduate chemistry and biology courses.

Challenge

Purdue chose to install Labconco hoods throughout the new space, including the Protector XL, Pass-Through, and ClassMate (especially suitable for organic chemistry). Of particular import when we’re discussing challenges is a feature that is excellent for teaching but comes with an extra degree of design difficulty: vertical rising marker boards that block the sash opening. 

Solution

While the functionality of these rising marker boards on select hoods is undoubtedly excellent for the space, especially for undergrad students to brainstorm and work in teams, balancing airflow presented a challenge.

To remedy this, Labconco added airfoils on the sides of the hoods where these vertical rising marker boards were present. Not only that, but they also reinforced the sturdiness of the equipment by adding heavy-duty brackets for optimum safety and to ensure performance longevity.

Benefit

The benefit is simple: Besides the fact that these undergraduate students now have access to a state-of-the-art dedicated biology and chemistry building designed with their ease of learning in mind, they can also rest easy knowing that underneath that careful design is an even deeper attention to safety. The additional airfoils on the hoods with marker boards maintain safe airflow while allowing maximum utility of the space—the goal of every successful laboratory project.

 

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Installation: Apr, 2019