Are HEPA Filters Used In Fume Hoods? (And Why It Matters)
Fume hoods are incredibly important to the fume filtration system in a variety of workplaces, from labs to chemical plants to manufacturing facilities. They provide safety and efficiency.
That being said, a common question is, “Do fume hoods have HEPA filters?” So let’s answer that question in this blog post. That way you can ensure to equip your workplace with the right safety mechanisms for your needs.
Do Fume Extraction Hoods Have HEPA Filters?
Not all fume extraction systems or hoods have HEPA filters built in. Lower quality distributors may forego this feature, trying to cut corners and save costs.
However, at IP Systems USA, we provide HEPA filters on our fume extraction systems and hoods. You can enjoy 99.97% filtration and a longer filter life.
Our filters are also larger than average and can capture more fumes than competing hoods. They have an airflow volume of up to 2000+ CFM. That way, you can ensure that all hazardous particulates, gasses and fumes are safely extracted from your workplace.
What Are Chemical Fume Hoods?
So how do fume hoods work? Fume hoods are designed to filter out hazardous gasses, airborne chemicals and fumes from your workplace. They’re typically equipped with a blower and ductwork.
Some hoods are mounted to the floor, others are mobile and can be maneuvered on wheels.
The type of hood and extraction system for your needs will depend on what type of chemicals you’re trying to extract, the size of your space and other factors. Reach out to the experts at IP Systems USA to learn more about your options today.
What Is A HEPA Filter?
HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) of the U.S. categorizes these types of filters as those that remove 99.97% of airborne particles such as dust, pollen, and bacteria.
That means it can filter particles as small as 0.3 microns. Because of this, a HEPA filter is typically thicker than a normal filter. It also is more expensive.
However, it is well worth the additional investment in order to extract hazardous materials from the air.
Get Quality Fume Extractors Today
At IP Systems USA. We’ve been equipping workplaces with fume extraction systems and air filtration for decades.
Fume extraction is essential to your workplace safety and peace of mind. From VOCs to aerosols to odors, you deserve state-of-the-art filtration every time. So get in touch today for a free consultation.