This New Fume Hood is the Clear Choice!

by Rand Weyler

Introducing the Observation2™ Student Fume Hood!

Mott Manufacturing, one of the leading fume hood manufacturers in North America, has announced that it has recently given the ObservationTM fume hood a complete overhaul. The new hood, now dubbed the Observation 2TM features a more modern look but more importantly can now be pre-plumbed and pre-wired at the factory. Without needing to connect service valves into base cabinets onsite, the new 3” wide hood post can accommodate up to 4 front-loaded plumbing fixtures and a duplex receptacle per hood side post. (If you are doing the math in your head that’s 16 plumbing services on a double sided hood, but this real estate can also be used for electrical fixtures instead if needed)

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Pump Cabinets: Control the Heat!

by Rand Weyler

Vacuum Pump Cabinet
Design Considerations

Vacuum pumps suck, and that suction power can produce significant heat! When a pump is trapped in an enclosed and acoustically-insulated vacuum pump cabinet, the air temperature can quickly rise beyond the operating range of the pump. This common oversight can be quite frustrating upon completion of the lab project. The users move in and their vacuum pumps immediately begin to overheat. To protect the pumps, they leave the pump cabinet doors open, or the pumps are pulled out and put on the floor until the problem can be resolved.

How can we avoid this? Vacuum pump cabinets are designed for basic smaller pumps but can be configured for larger pumps or even multiple smaller pump units. A bit of simple design preplanning on vacuum pump cabinets is essential to a successful project. And it’s not just the heat output that is important; it’s the noise level, the weight

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8 Ways Your Fume Hood Spec Could Be a Mess

by Rand Weyler

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Topics: Lab Fume Hoods, Lab Best Practices, High Performance Fume Hoods