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2016 Product Resource Guide: Fume Hoods

Fume hoods come in many types, each with many options. Let us help you find what you need.

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6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Fume Hood

  1. What are the capital, installation, and operational costs?
  2. LABCONCO Protector® Echo™ How hard is installation? Will there be a future need to move the hood after it has been installed the first time? What space limits are you working with?
  3. What is the hood constructed from, how is it constructed, and how does this affect equipment lifecycle? What sort of chemicals are you using?
  4. What safety controls are included in the base cost of the unit?
  5. Can your lab go ductless? Ductless hoods are a viable solution for most routine lab applications.
  6. Has the manufacturer/distributor gone through a thorough application review process? Does the suggested filtration make sense?

Which Fume Hood Is In Your Lab?

Benchtop Ductless Fume Hood 13%
Canopy Ducted Fume Hood 10%
Conventional Ducted Fume Hood 36%
Portable Ductless Fume Hood 5%
Variable Air Volume Ducted Fume Hood 4%
Down Flow Workstation 6%
Other 1%

Top 10 Features/Factors Respondents Look For When Purchasing a Fume Hood

Performance of product 97%
Safety and health features 97%
Durability of product 95%
Ease of use/ergonomic operation 94%
Low maintenance/easy to clean 91%
Value for price paid 88%
Low operating costs 86%
Warranties 85%
Service and support 79%
Availability of supplies and accessories 77%


Looking For a New Fume Hood?

Lab Manager’s Fume Hoods Product Finder utilizes a query-based system to quickly narrow the field of available fume hoods to those that specifically meet the requirements demanded by your application.