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Benchtop Fume Hoods – Table Top Lab Fume Hoods

Cleatech offers an array of benchtop fume hoods to meet a wide range of laboratory and industrial applications. To know whether a fume hood is a right choice for your application, here is a breakdown of what fume hoods are and types we manufacture.

Benchtop Fume hoods are constructed with multiple parts and components that work together to limit exposure. They are available in plastic such as Polycarbonate, PVC or Polypropylene and steel such as Stainless steel or galvanized steel. The main components of fume hood are the body and the sash. The body of the hood consists of a work surface enclosed on three sides and the sash acts like a panel that separates the user from the enclosed environment. Also, some types of fume hoods feature airfoils to ensure optimal ventilation; and exhaust collars that fit easily into your existing HVAC system for easy installation.

Benchtop Fume Hoods vs Floor-Mounted Walk-in Hoods

In the case of form factor, there are two main categories of fume hoods, free-standing or floor-mounted and bench-top.

Benchtop fume hood, depending upon your application, is an economical and compact option to the static fume hoods. Bench top fume hoods are ideal for facilities, laboratories, and work-spaces with a smaller footprint and can be easily transported on and off-site.

A floor mount fume hood is typically a large stationary equipment enclosed on five sides of the work area commonly located at a standing height. Due to their size, these fume hoods are generally more expensive and ideal for facilities with sufficient space.

Ducted Fume Hoods Benchtop vs Ductless Benchtop Fume Hoods

Ducted and ductless fume hoods (Chemical fume hoods) are the two main types. They both operate on the same principle of drawing air into the work area and expelling the internal air out.

Benchtop ducted fume hoods are ideal for industrial and laboratory applications where there is an existing ventilation system. Compared to a ductless fume hood, long-term, ducted systems are costlier due to the energy cost associated heating, cooling and discharging the air. You must also be careful about the quality of the air and discharge location for public safety.

Ductless benchtop fume hoods are a mobile, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly alternative to ducted fume hoods. They include a built-in ventilation system that recirculates filtered air through the enclosed system. They can be easily moved anywhere on or offsite where there’s an electrical plug. Ductless fume hoods ship fully assembled so there’s minimal installation and are low-maintenance and energy efficient compared to comprehensive ventilation systems.

Where to Start:

If you’re interested in purchasing a standard or custom bench top fume hood, check out our fume hoods in our website to learn more about fume hood price and fume hood specifications. Or browse through our product catalog to find the unit that fits your laboratory needs.


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