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Main Title Development of Quantitative Containment Performance Tests for Laboratory Fume Hoods.
Author Chamberlin, R. I. ; Leahy, J. E. ;
CORP Author CLV Industries, Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Safety, Health and Environmental Management Div.
Publisher 29 Jun 82
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-68-01-6197;
Stock Number PB94-177516
Additional Subjects Performance tests ; Fume hoods ; Laboratory equipment ; Gaseous wastes ; Ventilation ; Laboratories ; Containment systems ; US EPA ; Tracer techniques ; Sulfur hexafluoride ; Leak detectors ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-177516 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 36p
An extensive review and study of available equipment, materials, and procedures was conducted to develop an alternate testing method for evaluating laboratory fume hood performance. The equipment investigated included photo-ionization, infrared, gas chromatographic, and fluorimetric types. A sulfur system was designed employing a commercially available Leakmeter and sulfur hexafluoride as the tracer gas. The procedure is recommended for application as a 'Pre-Purchase' requirement, and when properly adapted will assure only properly designed units are obtained. Of prime importance is the applicability to all types of hoods from basic to auxiliary supply air models and all aerodynamic features can be evaluated. Hood losses, well below the tolerable limits can be detected, and capture efficiencies of auxiliary air models accurately defined.