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FUME CUPBOARD GOOD PRACTICE

Your Fume Cupboard can be used for various different applications but there is some advice which applies to all fume cupboard users regardless of what methodology they are using.


Do...

§  DO keep chemical storage within the fume cupboard to a minimum

§  DO keep flammable chemicals in a dedicated fire rated storage cupboard

§  DO only use the fume cupboard for its intended purpose – for use with chemicals (not biological matter unless a HEPA filter is also installed)

§  DO always have the sash at the correct working height

§  DO keep lids on chemicals held within the fume cupboard when working and especially when the cabinet is switched off.


Don't...

§  DON’T overfill the cabinet with apparatus and/or chemicals as this will affect the airflow and protection to users

§  DON’T do the jelly baby test! A common experiment in schools is to take a jelly baby, heat potassium chloride in a test tube then add a jelly baby, the sugar and potassium chloride react creating an exciting display but also rendering your carbon filter unusable with one test!


To find out more about which carbon filter to use for your application, please get in touch with us today at info@absolutecarbonfilters.co.uk