Application Note: Structural Testing of Purair Advanced Ductless Fume Hood
27 February 2019

Fume hoods are designed to protect operators, the environment, and equipment from a variety of contaminants. These airborne contaminants are often volatile and highly combustible. With the addition of heat sources such as hot plates and electrical equipment, they can lead to a heightened danger of fire. High-quality fume hoods should not only protect the users from potential chemical contamination, but should also have built in measures to protect against potential fire hazards. Fume hoods can be constructed from a variety of materials, however the most common units are made of painted metal or polypropylene.