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fume hood

[′fyüm ‚hu̇d]
(chemistry)
A fume-collection device over an enclosed shelf or table, so that experiments involving poisonous or unpleasant fumes or gases may be conducted away from the experimental area.

fume hood

A partial enclosure through which air is drawn to remove gases and odors within the enclosed area.
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Contract notice: Supply of collective protective equipment with air extraction: Fume cupboards, Boa, Chemical storage cabinets, Microbiological safety cabinets
A spokesperson for Bangor University said yesterday afternoon: "At around 11.30am a pressure build-up in a fume cupboard led to a small explosion which shattered the glass on the front of the fume cupboard and set off the automatic fire extinguisher system.
"It will allow us to carry out our own testing of drugs, which we have to do under the strict medical guidelines in which we operate, and to purchase a pounds 12,000 fume cupboard to protect our pharmacists as they make up more powerful treatments."
A fold-away laboratory fume cupboard designed by a University of Central England TIC student has won a national competition aimed at encouraging the use of pre-coated metal.
Andrew Hosty, Morgan Matroc managing director, said: "An explosion did happen in a fume cupboard in the metalising cell.
Due to the unique space saving design of the QVF Compact Reactor, it is ideally suitable for installation where space is limited: for example, within a fume cupboard. All QVF reaction units may be fitted with a wide range of instrumentation and control equipment, ranging from simple local gauge type indicators to the latest PC based data acquisition and even DCS/SCADA control Systems.
Professor Clark subsequently served on the fume cupboard committee and, with the increasing involvement with European standardisation, he became a convenor for a group of 10 standards in the Biotechnology--safety of personnel and the environment series, and wrote drafts of some of the standards himself
A spokesman for Caerphilly County Council said: 'The experiment took place in the fume cupboard, a specially designed area for this kind of activity.
Semper is a fume cupboard manufacturer and has been helping to kit out police headquarters with vital fingerprint identification equipment.
Phoenix uses an internal extraction fan which eliminates the need to site the system in a fume cupboard, and allowing it to be used in either a laboratory or process control area.
The deal has already seen pounds 250,000 injected into the fume cupboard maker, and two jobs created with more on the way as the Leeds-based Euroclone UK division moves to Knowsley.
The PC-controlled wet chemistry unit for eight samples is usually positioned in a fume cupboard for safety, and separated from the controlling PC but the fullest information about this new Rancimat 743 unit comes from the developers and suppliers, Metrohm UK Ltd of Metrohm House, Unit 2, Top Angel, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham.