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fume cupboard

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(Chemistry) a ventilated enclosure for storing or experimenting with chemicals with harmful vapours
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This contract is for the compliance of ventilation systems laboratory equipment and installation of 2 new fume cupboards at the University Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallee.
Since its inception in 1981, Labtec has carved a niche for itself in laboratory furniture and fittings, fume cupboards and special counters among other items used in the laboratories of hospitals, schools, universities, research centres and industries.
Labtec, which has been conferred EN 14175, Part III and Ashrae-110 (American Standard) certifications for its fume cupboards, has also finalised plans to supply Forest Stewardship Certification [FSC] products in the GCC as part of its green building concepts.
A key area of work has been in the preparation for the project with discussions over details such as fume cupboards and layouts of laboratories followed by procurement of specialist fittings and furniture which has to come in from overseas.
Down the corridor on the third floor meanwhile there is also a conservation room, flooded with north-facing light, where staff work, surrounded by both original equipment like Victorian cast iron book presses and with 21st century fume cupboards, a 'heated sink' and a giant, backlit glass wall for repairing maps and documents.
They include two new stateof-the-art fume cupboards with the old ones being donated to the African charity TASTE, which aims to transform science education in rural Uganda.
The private lab, analysing farm foodstuffs, was no doubt competitive in its charges, but the fume cupboards did not work properly, glassware was chipped and the disposal of solvents and other chemicals into steel drums in a lock-up to be taken away by some cheap contractor all flew in the face of health and safety legislation.
These include purpose-built fume cupboards, gas and air-handling facilities, specialist mechanical and electrical services, and security system.
The Incubator offers facilities such as fume cupboards and chemical drains, along with conference rooms and total business support, from providing stationery to advice on protecting intellectual property.
Six extra fume cupboards have been installed to allow work on toxic materials and solvents to be safely carried out.
14,000 sq ft of new air-conditioned laboratory space (total laboratory space is now 33,000 sq ft) -- two new chemistry laboratories, including 24 fume cupboards -- a flexibly designed biochemistry assay development and screening laboratory -- an additional Category II containment facility -- a new capability of a Category III containment facility -- an increased R&D staff capacity level of close to 85 scientists -- an increased overall staff level bringing the total Argenta staff to 100 by late 2002 Notes to Editors:
The SPF sort is best performed in the laboratory where fume cupboards and other safety equipment is available.