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 http://www.csemag.com/article/277453-Standards_for_fume_hood_performance_testing_released.php 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 tests. 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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