As experts on ductless filtration, we recognized an acute need for reproducibility and safety in the scientific, pharmaceutical, forensic, and manufacturing communities. From product development to the units themselves, Air Science® ductless fume hoods and laboratory filtration products are typically built to comply with industry standards, best practices and compliance criteria for safety and performance.
Operational and Environmental Safety
We make sure our units protect both users and the environment. We demonstrate our commitment to safety through our continuing participation in industry associations, OSHA standards compliance, and an Energy Star Partnership. In addition, our products are backed by a team of technical experts that can provide problem-solving, support, and industry-leading training for any of our products.
The Air Science exclusive Multiplex Filtration System helps your ductless fume hood deliver maximum protection to you and/or the environment, depending on your application needs. The system uses a unique configuration that includes a pre-filter and main filter to create a chemical, physical or combination architecture to adsorb, neutralize or trap the target chemicals or particulates.
The correct filter choice and usage is paramount to properly working units and optimal user safety. Air Science complies with all chemical containment standards through various filter certifications and proper chemical and filter pairing. Different filters are necessary for different chemical compounds. Your unit must utilize the correct one. View our Filtration Guide for more information about the proper use of carbon filtration in your ductless fume hood.
Other Safety Features
- Fire Safety – Unfortunately, in an industry dealing with dangerous chemicals daily, there always exists the possibility of flammable accidents. Thankfully, Air Science Purair Advanced ductless fume hoods not only provide a high level of operator protection in the event of a fire but, with certain precautions, also offer fire suppression capabilities to minimize damage. Find out more about our laboratory units with fire protection.
Safety across disciplines – Because our units so stringently adhere to safety regulations, their uses are diverse. For example, postal workers and law enforcement personnel have recently been faced with a rise in the use of narcotics and have turned to our ductless fume hoods for operator safety.
Learn more about electrical testing and certification standards, filter design and carbon standards and how they impact your laboratory safety in our brief “Understanding Ductless Fume Hood Compliance and Safety Standards.”