Fume Hood Exhaust System

Exhaust System Recommendations

  • Exhaust fans should be mounted on the roof so that the duct leading to the fan is under negative pressure. Please note that if exhaust fans are mounted inside the building, all duct connected to the fan outlet will be under positive pressure, and if leaks should develop in the portion of the duct inside the building, hazardous fumes could be forced out of the duct and into that area of the building.
  • For the lowest possible noise level in the exhaust system, we suggest the following actions:
    • Use vibration isolators for mounting the exhaust fan.
    • Select an exhaust fan that will deliver the desired CFM and static pressure with the lowest practical impeller wheel RPM.
    • Use a flexible connection at the fan inlet to isolate transmission of noise from the duct to the hood.
    • Design the exhaust duct system with the fewest possible elbows or other fittings. Use radius type elbows and avoid square elbows.

Typical Fume Hood Ventilation System

The diagram below details of the components found in a typical fume hood ventilation system. All of these components as well as others are available within this catalog.

Fume Hood Exhaust System Diagram

Hood Exhaust Blower Sizing

When sizing an exhaust blower, it is necessary to include the equivalent air movement resistance factors for all ductwork and accessories in the ventilation system. The equivalent resistance in feet of straight duct is provided for each ductwork fitting on the pages that follow.

Steps to sizing the right hood fan

  1. Review the CFM and static pressure loss for the use of the selected fume hood. The catalog details provided for each hood indicate these values.
  2. Add up all the equivalent resistance amounts in feet of straight duct of the ductwork, components, fittings and fume hood in your system.
  3. Use the fan selection chart to cross reference the total CFM required
  4. as well as the system static pressure loss to select the right
  5. exhaust blower for your application.
  6. Contact us for assistance if needed. 801-970-1212

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