Researchers working in the laboratory environment, and others working in and around laboratory buildings, rely on the proper operation of laboratory ventilation systems to protect them from exposure to potentially hazardous materials. The increasing complexity of the ventilation systems supporting the laboratory environments and exposure control devices (fume hoods) requires an understanding of the ventilation system components, system configuration, operation, and testing to validate performance and safety.
This comprehensive one-day course is designed to educate attendees in the essentials of laboratory ventilation systems and fume hoods. Additional instruction on application of a Laboratory Ventilation Risk Assessment and integration with a Laboratory Ventilation Management Plan provide context for implementing a comprehensive program to optimize safety, efficiency, and sustainability of laboratory ventilation systems and exposure control devices. The course will include classroom lectures and demonstrations. A certificate of achievement will be given by I2SL at the completion of the course. View the course overview.
EH&S personnel, engineers, architects, lab facilities managers, maintenance personnel, and anyone responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, or testing of exposure control devices and lab ventilation systems.
This workshop is worth seven continuing education credits through the American Institute of Architects or attendees can self-report credits to their respective professional organizations.
This in-depth two-day course will help attendees analyze fume hood types and specify appropriate tests for VAV and CAV systems; conduct fume hood performance tests; operate, calibrate, and maintain test equipment; collect, analyze, and report fume hood performance test data; and manage performance data to achieve and maintain safe, dependable, and efficient ventilation systems. At the end of this course, participants will be capable of specifying appropriate fume hood tests, conducting tests according to standard methods, and managing test data to ensure performance of laboratory fume hoods.
For maximum learning, the course is divided into classroom lecture sessions and lab sessions for combining theoretical and practical knowledge. The labs enable hands-on experience and development of testing skills. The labs will involve CAV and VAV test methods, lab environment tests, and diagnosing hood performance problems when subject to a number of common challenges. The practical experience will enable participants to identify, diagnose, and specify repair of dysfunctional fume hood systems. In addition, participants will learn how to manage the data to improve operating efficiency of the lab system. A certificate of achievement will be given by I2SL at the completion of the course and exam, certifying fume hood testing expertise. View the course overview.
Building managers, maintenance personnel, EH&S personnel, TAB and Commissioning personnel, hood testers, and anyone responsible for ensuring proper performance of laboratory fume hoods.
This workshop is worth 16 continuing education credits through the American Institute of Architects or attendees can self-report credits to their respective professional organizations.