Fume Hoods

Camlab is proud to present a comprehensive list of blogs on the subject of fume hoods, laboratory safety, and ventilation systems. As a leading laboratory supplies company, we understand the importance of creating a safe and healthy work environment. Fume hoods are a crucial component of any laboratory, ensuring the protection of personnel and equipment from hazardous fumes and vapours. Our curated list of blogs covers a range of topics related to fume hoods, from best practices for proper installation and maintenance to the latest advances in ventilation technology. Whether you're a lab manager, researcher or safety officer, these blogs provide valuable insights to help you optimize your laboratory ventilation system and enhance overall safety.

How to Choose the Right Filters for Your Fume Hood
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How to Choose the Right Filters for Your Fume Hood

Ductless fume hoods or fume cupboards are often used in laboratories to capture and remove hazardous substances from the air which are produced during certain laboratory applications. These can be gases, vapours, aerosols or particulates (dust). The fume hood encloses a work bench area that has a fan unit at the top. This sucks the air from the front opening upward through filters which trap th...
The Valiquest system for ductless fume hoods
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The Valiquest system for ductless fume hoods explained

The Erlab Valiquest system for ductless fume hoods is designed to protect the user from dangerous chemical fumes. Unlike other manufacturer's of ductless fume hoods, Erlab have a program that allows the user to list the chemicals used in the hood, the amount used and the exposure time. Using this information, the chemists at Erlab are able to determine: the best carbon filter for the hood...
Erlab Ductless Air Filtration
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Erlab Ductless Air Filtration Explained

With 50 years of experience in molecular filtration, Erlab were the inventors of the 1st ductless fume hood in 1970. Their hoods are installed with no connection to the ventilation which means flexibility, energy savings, infrastructure costs reduction and importantly, environment protection. Their versatile filtration configurations allow handlings of liquids, powders, both together and even u...

Filtered Storage Cabinets
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Q. What is thew best way to store my bottled reagents that emit vapours?

A. Erlab have 45 years of expertise in filtered storage cabinets and the most innovative new addition are the SMART filtered storage cabinets. The Captair filtered storage cabinets are designed with the new SmartLight to ensure that the storage cabinet is operating safely. Erlab have also introduced the BE+ filter, the most advanced molecular filter of its type that is suitable for ac...
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How can I tell if my fume cupboards and LEV systems are sufficient for keeping the air clean?

Many processes in the lab and in industrial processes give off vapours or fumes, which can be harmful to health. Fume cupboards, fume hoods or LEV (local exhaust ventilation) systems are used to minimise the effects, by either absorbing or removing the vapours. But how can you tell if the fume cupboards you have are doing the job? Is there still pollution present even with fume hoods bein...
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How do I connect my Erlab Smart Fume Hood to the network or my PC?

  Q.What is e-guard? A.Your new Erlab Smart hood has several cutting edge features which allow you to have more control of your hood. When connected, the e-guard app allows you to monitor one or several devices remotely. Once you have registered your product you can use the e-guard app to: receive safety alerts view your usage stats enhance your experience via customised r...
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Safer to operate, simpler to use, New SMART Fume hoods from Erlab

We've discussed the benefits of ducted or ductless fume hoods in previous blogs. The concept of ductless filtering is now well established and many users are realising the enormous benefits  and cost savings associated with this approach. Erlab, one of the leading manufacturers of ductless filtering systems has taken this concept a step further by introducing a new SMART range of both ductle...
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The perfect solution for air purification........

Health and safety legislation demands that air quality is monitored in laboratories where solvents, acids and other chemicals are used. Most of the hazards encountered are contained within a fume cabinet but there are also low level contaminants that do not require containment in a cabinet but make the air inside the laboratory tainted. [caption id="attachment_6207" align="aligncenter" width...
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Ducted or Ductless Fume Hoods? Is this the real issue?

Most laboratories will need some form of fume cabinet at some point. The type of cabinet is usually the starting point of the process, and the choice of either ductless or ducted cabinet is made. With the ever increasing need to save money and to be environmentally responsible there are other considerations that need to be explored before a decision can be reached. Protection of the U...
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Cell Culture equipment from a single source....

Basic Equipment Required: Cell Culture Hood: The Erlab Captair Flow HEPA Filtered enclosure is ideal for In vitro culture techniques. Four models to choose from  for effective protection for samples. [caption id="attachment_6023" align="aligncenter" width="223"] CaptairFlow-391[/caption]   Incubator: A Co2 incubator is recommended for cell culture as they allow superior...
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Mobile Filtration Fume Hoods provide Performance and Energy Savings

[caption id="attachment_5827" align="alignleft" width="192"] The safe way to extract![/caption] Designed by Erlab, Captair Flex® non ducted mobile filtration fume hoods ensures optimal operator protection by being able to adapt itself to the handling protection by being able to adapt itself to the handlil combined, in laboratories and clean rooms.The Captair Flex line can be configured to th...
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How do I Dispose of my Used Fume Hood Filters?

The camGUARD system provides a hazardous waste collection and disposal service for saturated carbon filters used in laboratory fume hoods and storage cabinets. By trapping and binding harmful chemical vapours these filters are key to the protection of laboratory personnel. They need timely replacement and controlled disposal as hazardous waste once saturated. The camGUARD reminder serv...
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