Laboratory Fume Hood commissioning inspection method

- May 22, 2018 -

After the Laboratory Fume Hood is installed, auxiliary facilities such as ventilation system, power distribution system, and water supply and drainage systems must be installed. These are all completed after the installation is completed.

After installation, it is necessary to understand and master the operation of the Laboratory Fume Hood. The inspection and acceptance standard is one of the essential operations. It is also an important measure to check whether the Laboratory Fume Hood installation meets the requirements.

How to check and accept?

The acceptance test of the Laboratory Fume Hood mainly includes the detection surface wind speed, noise, electronic control system, feed, drainage system and overall appearance.

The surface wind speed detection is to open the glass operating window to the normal operating position, the inspection personnel is standing 0.5 meters away from the glass operating window, and the wind speed is used to test the wind speed at a distance of 100 mm from the glass operating door. The maximum test point distance is Can not exceed 600mm, each point count is 15 seconds, the calculation and recording speed when the fluctuation can not exceed 20%, if more than 20%, the counting time needs to be extended, the obtained count according to the maximum value of the wind speed wind pressure gauge.

The measured data meet the standard requirements---0.5±20% m/s.

The detection surface wind speed can also be tested using solid carbon dioxide and smoke pens in hot water.

After the glass door is opened to the normal use position, smoke is released at any position where the door is opened. Observe whether the smoke can smoothly enter the Laboratory Fume Hood, release fumes on the operation surface and the inner wall of the Laboratory Fume Hood, and observe whether the salt can be properly entrained. Fog enters the front end.

If there is no eddy current and turbulence in the test, the flow is flat and the data is good; there is no smoke and no spillage, does not affect the operator, indicating qualified, and vice versa. Other accessories such as air conditioners, doors and windows, ventilation ducts, etc. must also be taken into consideration when testing, because these attachments will, to a certain extent, affect the accurate test indicators for ventilation fumes, otherwise they must be retested.

When using this method to test surface wind speed, protective work should be done because the smoke is toxic and corrosive.

The noise will cause harm to the staff and carry out the noise test. If there is high noise, the fan of the ventilator used for indoor exhaust must be fixed outdoors, which can effectively reduce the harm to the human body caused by noise.

The noise test method is: use the noise analysis instrument to perform the detection at the operator's operating position, and the detection noise is not higher than 62 dB in accordance with the requirements.

The test of the electronic control system includes production standard configuration functions, control systems and load tests. The data obtained from the test should be recorded. The inspection of the water supply and drainage system is to be carried out after the installation is completed. It is also necessary to check whether the water supply and drainage are marked clearly, whether the selected materials are in conformity with the standards for laboratory use, and to make a good record of the tests.

The appearance of the Laboratory Fume Hood includes the appearance of the glass door, gaps and surfaces of the parts, and the ventilation system. Mainly check whether the glass door opening is flexible and whether the opening height is standard. Check whether the clearance of each department meets the clearance requirements of the production standards. Whether the gaps of the various departments are uniform or not; check the appearance to see if it is beautiful and smooth.