bringing our training to you

Online training & webinars

FUME HOOD TRAINING

Management, Maintenance, and Testing

December 15 – 16, 2020

Join us as we present the e-learning versions of our fume hood management, maintenance and test training course.

The course is comprised of two, 4 hr. sessions:

  • Session 1: Fundamentals of Fume Hood Operation, Management and Testing
  • Session 2: Advanced Fume Hood Testing

The training will be conducted via live webinar consisting of both lectures and live demonstrations from our test laboratory. Registration can be for just the Fundamentals course or both Fundamentals and Advanced Fume Hood Testing. See below for more details on the course content and registration information.

Session 1: Fundamentals of Fume Hood Operation, Management, and Testing

Tuesday, December 15, 2020   1:00-5:00pm EST

The chemical fume hood provides the primary protection for laboratory staff working with hazardous materials. To ensure the health and safety of those working in the laboratory, fume hoods must be operated correctly, managed and maintained, and tested regularly to verify performance.

This eLearning course provides an essential understanding of the major ventilation components that comprise a fume hood system, and how to properly conduct routine (annual) tests using the ANSI/ASHRAE 110 – 2016 Standard “Method of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods”. This course will also cover laboratory environment test and explain why they are just as important as fume hood tests. Topics covered include:

Prerequisites

None – This is an introductory course

Audience

This online course is designed for anyone responsible for the management, maintenance or testing of fume hoods to ensure safety for those working in and around laboratory facilities.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the training, you will be able to:

  • Understand fume hood design and operation
  • Understand fume hoods as a component of a laboratory ventilation system
  • Identify applicable industry standards and guidelines
  • Conduct laboratory environment tests
  • Conduct fume hood operational tests using the ANSI/ASHRAE 110 – 2016 methods

This course is comprised of both lecture-based training and “live” lab demos. The class will end with a brief review and an interactive Q&A session.

 

Agenda – Day 1 Dec. 15, 2020
Time Topic/Activity
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Critical Workspace Ventilation Systems

·         Working in laboratories

·         Laboratory fume hood design and operation

·         Lab and ventilation system operation

·         Industry standards and guidelines

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

ANSI/ASHRAE 110-2016 Standard “Methods of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods” – Fume Hood Operational Tests

·         Test equipment review

·         Laboratory environment tests

·         Laboratory fume hood tests

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Laboratory Live Demonstrations – Operational Tests

·         Fume hood inspection

·         Operational test measurements

o   Cross drafts

o   Face velocity

·         Monitor calibration

·         Variable Air Volume (VAV) response & stability tests

·         Diagnostics – VAV adjustments

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Q&A – Discussion

Session 2: Advanced Fume Hood Testing

Wednesday, December 16, 2020   1:00-5:00pm EST

This 4-hour eLearning course will build upon the knowledge and skills learned in the Fundamentals of Fume Hood Operation, Management and Testing course. Attendees will explore the advanced fume hood containment test methods including tracer gas tests as described in the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 110-2016 “Methods of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods”.

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Fume Hood Operation, Management and Testing

Audience

This online course is designed for anyone responsible for the management, maintenance and commissioning testing of fume hoods specifically anyone conducting tracer gas tests per the ASHRAE 110.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the training, you will be able to:

  • Conduct performance tests including tracer gas and other containment tests
  • Understand different types of controls and monitors for verifying airflow
  • Perform diagnostics and troubleshoot issues with fume hood performance

This course is comprised of both lecture-based training and “live” lab demos. The class will end with a brief review and an interactive Q&A session.

 

Agenda – Day 2 Dec. 16, 2020

Time

Topic/Activity

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Introduction

·         Purpose of the fume hood

·         Difference between fume hood operation and performance

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Review – Ventilation Operation and Tests Airflow visualization tests

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

ANSI/ASHRAE 110 Fume Hood Performance Tests

·         Airflow visualization tests

·         Tracer gas tests

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Laboratory Live Demonstrations – Performance Tests

·         Airflow visualization

·         Trace gas tests

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

·         Sash movement effect tests

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Q&A – Discussion

The COVID-19 pandemic is providing good evidence about the importance of mechanical ventilation of indoor spaces to the safety and welfare of building occupants. As people return to work and increase socialization, they will spend more time together indoors thereby increasing the risk of exposure to aerosolized pathogens. The widening recognition that airborne spread of the SARS CoV-2 virus by asymptomatic carriers is the role of the airflow systems in protecting building occupants.

With airflow being the primary means of transporting aerosolized pathogens, the configuration and operation of the building airflow systems play a major role in determining the concentration and duration of exposure within the building. Many factors affect the potential for exposure. However, use of a systems-based, risk assessment process together with application of new tools to evaluate indoor air quality can be used to help identify areas of higher risk and identify specific safety measures that can be implemented to help reduce risk and improve occupant safety.

This webinar covers the basics of how the building ventilation systems affect accumulation, transport and removal of airborne contaminants and how airflow can be used to improve protection for building occupants.

The presenters will discuss the pertinent questions about how airflow affects the risk of infection including:

  •  How can we evaluate the risk of exposure to aerosolized pathogens when indoors?
  • What factors need to be considered to determine whether a space poses a significant risk of contributing to the spread of aerosolized pathogens?
  • How do you evaluate airflow patterns and test ventilation effectiveness within a building?
  • What can be done to optimize operation of the airflow systems to help mitigate the risk of infection?

Who Should Attend?

HVAC design engineers, facility managers, infection prevention personnel, building owners and anyone responsible for the safety and health of occupants of commercial or critical workspace buildings.

Click Below to Watch Recording