Patriot ductless fume hoods from AirClean Systems incorporate the technology found in the company’s Independence fume hoods. The hoods feature the AirSafe TOUCH touchscreen controller that automatically increases or decreases blower speed to maintain the user’s pre-set face velocity, ensuring airflow is within standard operating parameters. The current face velocity is displayed at all times. The controller monitors the bonded carbon filtration bed, alerting the user audibly and visually should filter saturation occur.
An application confirmation sequence is required with every use of the hood. AirSafe TOUCH displays the approved chemical class for the hood, and waits for a confirmation from the user before allowing the hood to be used. A multi-language and multi-unit capability allows users to switch the controller language between English, Spanish, French and German. Airflow can be displayed in both linear feet per minute (LFM) and meters per second (m/s).
The ductless hoods eliminate the need for costly installation, ductwork, and over-built HVAC systems associated with traditional fume hood use within the laboratory. An on-board energy meter, accessed via AirSafe TOUCH, displays the real-time and life-time energy use of the hood. Bonded carbon filtration is standard. Silconazyne filtration is also available for Patriot.
Patriot’s rolled-entry design combined with AirZone baffling provides laminar flow within the cabinet, preventing eddy currents and keeping fumes or particulate from escaping the hood. Seamless, thermally welded polypropylene construction prevents rust. All electronics and blowers are post-filter, so they are never exposed to chemicals used in the hood. Folding sash models are initially available in 36” and 48” widths, and sliding sash models are initially available in 48” and 72” widths.
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