We used =BD sheets of Plexiglas with holes cut to access the valves for a pressure/vacuum manifold placed on a lab bench. The sheets were placed on both sides of the manifold and screwed to the mounting frame. It’s a custom job but effective
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On Behalf Of Kimberly Bush
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:31 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Shielding for large vacuum-manifold?
[Multiposting. My apologies if you’re seeing this in duplicate.]
Has anyone seen, developed, or researched solutions for shielding laboratory-scale vacuum manifolds for pulling high vacuum on glass vessels? This would be a large (approx. 10-foot wide) glass manifold that would not be located inside of a fume hood. We want to reduce the hazard of flying glass in the event of a glassware failure and resulting implosion.
While this particular apparatus is part of a renovation for a new research group, we have some similar equipment on our academic campus that could benefit from the same kind of solution.
Sliding panels/doors? Enclosures? Hanging blast shields? Anything like this in use?
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