The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) will host a fume hood performance testing seminar.
The seminar, scheduled for March 4 to March 8 in Kansas City, Mo, will provide an overview of fume hood performance testing in accordance with the NEBB Procedural Standard.
NEBB's fume hood performance testing seminar will provide the attendees with an overview of laboratory HVAC concepts. This will include discussions of environmental safety enclosures, such as fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, and other containment enclosures. Review of the various HVAC systems that are currently employed in laboratory design. The basic operation of fume hoods and other containment enclosures such as biological safety cabinets and their respective applications and features are also on the list of topics.
The seminar emphasizes the requirements for firm certification, certified professional certification, instrumentation and reporting requirements, and testing procedural requirements. Detailed presentations will be provided for the three primary fume hood performance tests: Airflow Velocity Tests, Airflow Visualization Tests, and Tracer Gas Containment Tests. In addition to the presentations addressing the procedural requirements of these tests, hands-on demonstrations on operating fume hoods will be performed.
Enrollment is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.