Fume Hood Certification
EOC1 offers certification and preventative maintenance of Fume Hoods. Fume Hoods provide personnel and environmental protection but no product protection. Primary testing is comprised of inflow velocity testing and airflow smoke testing. These tests are qualitative in nature and provide basic demonstration of containment and proper function. During installation or to capture quantitative containment data, the ASHRAE 110 methodology can be used.
ASHRAE Standard 110, or simply ASHRAE 110, is a quantitative methodology for testing fume hoods. Three tests of the standard include: face velocity measurement, smoke visualization, and tracer gas containment. The tracer gas containment test differentiates that ASHRAE 110 testing from other standards. The tracer gas test is quantitative because it measures the amount of gas that escapes the hood and enters the users breathing zone.
Fume Hood Airflow Alarms
EOC1 can supply and install Fume Hood Alarms on new or existing fume hoods. We recommend these alarms as a way to gauge proper operation of fume hoods in between annual certification cycles. We can calibrate these alarms to keep them operating in conjunction with actual airflows.
Fume Hood Preventative Maintenance
EOC1 maintains Fume Hoods for some of the largest Colleges and Universities in the country. These facilities have unique challenges in maintaining the large number of hoods that provide safe environments for their employees and students. We have preventative maintenance contracts that can provide one-off service or on-campus personnel to manage a large number of hoods.