Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 08:36:28 -0400
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Subject: Standards for fume hood performance testing released

Something else to know about fume hood oversight... this appears to be  
about the qualifications of fume hood testers rather than about the  
fume hoods themselves.

- Ralph

Standards for fume hood performance testing released

A set of procedural standards has been released by the National
Environmental Balancing Bureau, outlining complete testing
requirements for workers conducting field tests.

Source: NEBB -- Consulting-Specifying Engineer, 5/29/2009 1:33:22 PM MT

The first edition of National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB)
procedural standards for fume hood performance testing has been
released. The standards are a uniform and systematic set of criteria
for the performance testing of fume hoods.

Products such as fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets, and other safety
control environments present unique challenges to firms and individual
testers in the field performance of these centralized containment
enclosures. NEBB hopes its standards, along with ASHARE and ANSI,
provide complete testing requirements for workers conducting field

NEBB is affiliated with more than 600 certified firms and work closely
with building owners, architects, engineers, and construction
contractors to reduce the environmental impact of heating and cooling
systems on the environment. At the same time, it aims to reduce
building operating costs.

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