Laboratory

In almost all kind of laboratories, odour, gas and fumes may be generated. When the pollutants spread they can have a negative impact on both the facilities and breathing air. Extraction arms are especially suitable for capturing pollutants as close to the source as possible.

The consequences of exposure to gas, particles, fumes and odour may vary, but it is invariably unhealthy and can occur in all kind of laboratories, for example:

  • Research laboratories
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical plants 
  • Mueseum laboratories
  • School chemistry laboratories

When the pollutants spread they can have a negative impact on both the facilities and breathing air. To maintain a safe and sustainable working environment it is important to use equipment that captures and filters the harmful emissions. The aim is to capture the particles or substances before they even reach the breathing zone or pollute the environment.  The best way to control airborne contaminants in the workplace is to remove them right at source of their creation. Articulated extraction arms are the best and most cost-efficient solution for places where small extraction volumes are required within a limited area.

Extraction arms are especially suitable due to its flexibility of use. They capture the pollutants as close to the source as possible, so that a high capture rate is achieved with minimum energy use. The hazardous airborne substances are removed before they reach the breathing zone or contaminate premises and goods.  By optimizing the setting and position of the extraction arm you contribute to a safer workplace for yourself and your colleagues at the same time as it doesn’t interfere with the work.

What are some of the common health effects of dust, fumes or gas exposure?

This depends on the type and degree of exposure. Applications like laboratories and more may produce unhealthy gases and particles which have to be extracted. What was once considered fully acceptable is now prohibited; a development that is likely to continue, with increasingly strict regulations on dust and fume exposure in the future. Substances and processes once thought of as non-carcinogenic have since been reclassified as carcinogenic. 

A full product range

Nederman BenchTop FX2 arms, for example, (FX2 product range) are perfect for applications where small, flexible and easy-to-use arms are required to eliminate odour, gas, smoke fumes, dust and particles. They are available in three different models to cover a wide spectrum of needs. The original model is for general applications where there is little risk of electrical discharges or corrosive contaminants. The ESD/EX model suits to applications where static electricity and sparks much be avoided. The CHEM model is ideal for extracting corrosive contaminants.

Nederman FX2 arms are supplied with a mini hood as standard – no extra extraction nozzle is required. The mini hood is also a universal interface for connecting to other hoods: the ergonomically designed combi hood, the dome hood, the flange hood and the metal hood. All of them can be attached directly to the mini hood, irrespective of arm size.

Nederman FX2 arms are available in self-assembly kits (Bench Top Extraction Kits), which include a fan, a filter, a fan speed controller, hoses, table bracket and connectors. No duct is needed. These kits provide a quick and convenient solution for creating a fume-free workplace. 

Odour and fume extraction for every application 

Nederman BenchTop FX2 Extraction arms are suitable for applications where small, flexible and easy-to-use arms are required to eliminate smoke, fumes or dust.

  • Effective fume and dust extraction
  • Low noise level and high energy efficiency
  • Stable positioning with easy maneuverability
  • Wide range available
  • Aesthetic design
  • Complete freedom when planning installation
  • Maximum installation flexibility
Contact our experts to find out more about complete product and solutons for odour and fume extraction.