Check face velocity, verify fume hood operation, and support effective safety training.
Do you want to check face velocity? With the °C Point anemometer, you can easily measure the face velocity of your laboratory hoods. It may be that weeks or months have passed since your Certifier was last in to evaluate fume hood performance. By using the °C Point to measure air velocity at multiple points across the sash plane, you can have conﬁdence that your fume hood is still operating correctly. Everyday safety checks are just as important as annual certifications.
When it comes to fume hood safety, do you want to eﬀectively train your staﬀ? The °C Point anemometer’s built-in LCD shows measured values in real time and with the °C Point application software, compensated airﬂow readings can be transferred to your mobile device through Bluetooth. °C Point allows you to demonstrate to your team the impacts of sash height and work area obstructions on inward ﬂow. It helps you to establish the principles of fume hood airﬂow, and training takes place where and when it’s needed.
The °C Point can be used as a handheld or ﬁxed mount airﬂow measuring instrument. Sensor heads are quickly and easily replaced in the ﬁeld, and an extended length sensor option facilitates access to distant measurement locations. °C Point is not susceptible to the kind of damage telescoping probes are prone to. In addition, with °C Point’s ﬁeld replaceable sensor heads, Certiﬁers and EH&S professionals can register their recalibration online and receive a replacement sensor head in advance of returning the old one.
Contact us to learn more about using the °C Point anemometer to check face velocity, test downﬂow, and measure HVAC system airﬂow.
Typically, organizations develop fume hood programs that cover regular certiﬁcations as well as routine checks of fume hood performance. Some certiﬁcation programs are based on OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1450 Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories and ANSI/ASSP Z9.5 Laboratory Ventilation with test methods adapted from ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 110 Methods of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods.