LAMINAR AIR FLOW WORKSTATION
An Overview on Laminar Air Flow
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Laminar flow workstations simply refer to an industrial workstation that has a laminar air flow hood
installed in it. The air flow hoods are crucial for a workplace that needs to keep up a sterile environment.
For example, researches and experiments in a laboratory are involved with several biochemical samples.
These samples can get infected very easily if the lab environment is contaminated. Not only it is harmful
to researching but also for the health of people working in the lab.
Laminar air flow hoods mounted on the workstations draw the polluted air inside, purify it and release
fresh air. Thus, the environment in the laboratory remains free of germs and infection and provides the
workers with a hygienic workplace.
Clean environment: Laminar air flow hoods recycle the contaminated air in the lab and purify it
through their HEPA filters. The HEPA filter workstations release the clean air to the workplace. Thus, not
only the air is cleared, but also lab samples and researchers are protected from infection.
Safety: Monitoring systems are installed in laminar hood units. These LCD monitors have visible and
audible alarms for emergencies, and they follow ACGIH standards. Gas and carbon filter saturation can
be checked on these systems, which lowers the risks of accidents and offer safety to the workplace.
Portability: There are no external connections in laminar air flow hoods except power cords, which
makes it easy to move from a place to another. So, these hoods can be transported in minutes without
any hassle when the laboratory needs to be relocated.
Cost-effectivity: Laminar air flow hoods last for a long time with minimum maintenance. The only
mandatory expense every year is the annual filter replacement. Cost of the filters ranges between $350
and $2000, which is pretty low for an annual maintenance cost.
Laminar air flow hoods can be applied in various fields, i