Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 13:18:00 -0500
Reply-To: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
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From: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
Subject: Re: Cite Reference
Comments: To: "Harry J. Elston"

From the 2004 version of NFPA 45:
8.8.7 Measuring Device for Hood Airflow.   A measuring device for hood airflow shall be provided on each chemical fume hood.   The measuring device for hood airflow shall be a permanently installed device and shall provide constant indication to the hood user of adequate or inadequate hood airflow.
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- Diane Amell, MNOSHA

>>> "Harry J. Elston" <helston**At_Symbol_Here**FGI.NET> 7/16/2009 12:33 PM >>>

If your "jurisdiction have authority" gets extremely AR and they enforce NFPA as though it were law, you will find a requirement for monitoring laboratory chemical hoods in NFPA 45.  The edition at my desk is antiquated, 1991, but in Section 6-9.7 requires that new hoods and existing hoods which are modified to have airflow indication.  My newer editions are in my home office, but I would venture to say that newer editions are at least as restrictive as the 1991 edition in this area.



-----Original Message-----
From: "Hilbrandt, Robert"
Sent: Jul 16, 2009 11:03 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Cite Reference

Could you site the requirement for fume hood monitors.  We are located in New York State (upstate) and are not aware of such a requirement.

Robert W. Hilbrandt Jr., RMS
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