From: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**UCR.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Automatic Fume Hood Closer
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 18:03:51 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: BLUPR01MB171489CDC15791543D0D824586A70**At_Symbol_Here**

We installed the Labconco hoods with ASP in our new EH&S Building and are putting them in our new 30 PI research facility

Everyone really like ours when they visit

There are adjustments that can be made (open or not on approach, on/off) but the controller is hiding behind a cover on the top of the hood o it's not a ‘user only ‘ decision to change things.

The ‘electric eye' detector doesn't seem to see a clear glass tube but will stop when object are in the plane of the sash as it tries to close.

I've been waiting for this technology to be as affordable as it is now with the new hoods



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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Mary Ellen A Scott
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2016 9:07 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Automatic Fume Hood Closer


Hello All,

Has anyone ever installed or is now using an automatic sash closer in their research labs?

If you are, would you let me know if you found any safety issues with this type of system or if it delivered the energy savings you estimated? 

Thank you,

Mary Ellen


Mary Ellen Scott, PhD.
Safety Specialist II
Case Western Reserve University
EHS - Environmental Health and Safety
Service Building 1st Floor Rm 113
2220 Circle Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7227
216-368-2236 (Fax)
“There is no science without fancy and no art without fact” – Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)

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