A containment hood for non-combustible destructive testing

This Sentry Air custom containment hood will be used a protective device when carrying out non-combustible destructive testing.

This custom containment hood (panels still covered by protective film) will be the site of non-combustible destructive testing. The customer spec’d a double hinged sash and additional height to accommodate the tools and processes of the testing methods. A Model 300 chassis will sit atop the hood to pull particles and fumes into filters to keep potentially harmful substances from spreading throughout the work area.

Administrators of destructive tests want to break things

More specifically, they want to force a product to reveal its weaknesses by subjecting it to forces that cause it to fail.

Destructive test methods can reveal weakness in component selection, material choice, adhesives, and product design, for example.

Additional testing might be administered to electrical circuits in order to determine scenarios that cause product failure. Such testing also provides opportunities to validate vendors’ data sheets.

Tough business

Specialized testing tools that bend, crush, cut or apply current may be used.

The custom hood shown above is not our first hood headed for destructive testing duty.

Welding inspector attacks with acid

Welds are often submitted for destructive testing with hydrochloric acid (HCI).

We’ve blogged about John Nieboer, a welding inspector who uses a 40-inch wide Ductless Containment Hood equipped with an acid-gas filter when testing weld quality.

Welding inspector John Neiboer uses a Sentry Air ductless fume hood equipped with acid gas filtration to destructively test welds.

Welding inspector John Neiboer uses a Sentry Air ductless fume hood equipped with acid gas filtration to destructively test welds.

Our ductless containment hoods can be configured with one or more filters designed to trap specific substances and particles.

Their ductless technology offers the benefits of portability and easy relocation.

Destructive activities in your future?

Talk with our applications specialists about the protective attributes of ductless containment hoods for your testing activities.

You can reach them at 800.799.4609 or email them at sales@sentryair.com

You can also reach them via the comment form below.

 

Custom hood to capture fumes generated by solvent preparation

Product inspector at Sentry Air Systems check out a custom hood prior to shipment.

The custom ductless fume hood John is inspecting to prepare it for shipment will be used in a solvent mixing application.

Double-hinged doors were spec’d by the customer to accommodate instruments and bulk packaging.

The blue chassis sitting to the hood’s left is a Model 400 configured with 22 pounds of activated carbon filtration.

The Model 400 chassis will sit atop the hood and create a negative-pressure environment that pulls fumes into the filters — and away from whomever is preparing the solvent — before they can spread throughout the shop.

The Model 400 offers an air volume range of 50 to 700 cubic-feet-per-minute (CFM).

Give us a call

If you think a custom hood might solve your problems with solvent odors and VOCs, give our applications specialists a call at 800.799.4609 or email sales@sentryair.com.

You can also reach them via the feedback form below.

 

Resources

Industrial Hygiene Report: Control of Glycol Ether Solvent Fumes Using Activated Carbon Filter Media
http://sentryair.com/blog/industrial-hygiene-report/industrial-hygiene-report-control-of-glycol-ether-solvent-fumes-using-activated-carbon-filter-media/

Industrial Hygiene Report: Control of Organic Solvent Vapors: Acetone
http://www.sentryair.com/testing/AcetoneTest.pdf