The Process: How Sentry Air Designs a Custom Containment Hood for You

In two previous blogs, we’ve covered the two main reasons an application requires a custom hood: space necessary to perform a work task and air volume.

This blog describes the process we follow to make sure you get exactly the hood you desire.

Designing and fabricating your custom hood starts with conversation.

If we have the necessary information – dimensions, material, and substances utilized in the application – we shift into go mode.

The 3D conceptual excerpt below shows a variety of points of view.

When all drawings are approved by the customer, we begin fabricating the hood.

You can see examples of custom hoods we’ve designed and fabricated on our website.

Take a look at our latest animated custom hood video.

And check out our earlier entries on custom hood dimensions and engineering the air.

For information on custom fume hood options for your process, give us a call at 1.800.799.4609, email us at, or fill out this simple online form to have a Sentry Air Systems’ Applications Specialist contact you to discuss your process.