Testimonial: Ductless Powder Containment Hoods for Pharmaceutical Compounding

Empower Pharmacy of Houston, TX compounds custom medications to suit individual patient needs. They approached us during their search for a respiratory engineering control for the Pharmacist and Technicians while they compound. They specified that they would be working the majority of the day compounding capsules (capsule filling) and creams. After a thorough consultation with one… Learn More

Fume Control for Conformal Coating PCBs [Ductless Spray Hoods]

Conformal Coating A highly recommended last step in the manufacturing process of developing printed circuit boards (PCBs) is conformal coating. Conformal coating is a protective film that is applied to PCBs to protect them from a variety of naturally-occurring and man-made environmental hazards, including moisture, chemicals, dust, corrosion, and extreme temperatures. This protective measure is especially important for sensitive… Learn More

Ductless Benchtop Spray Hood for 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive Spray Fume Control

3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive Spray is used regularly in a variety of creative industries, including graphic design, advertising, model-making and architectural firms, product packaging companies, printing shops, and more. Because this product is so useful and may be used practically everyday in some businesses, the health effects associated with it are often overlooked. In reality, your… Learn More

Customizing Your Fume Extractor in Five Steps

Workspaces and applications differ from person to person and company to company. Fume extraction is not “one size fits all”, which is why we at Sentry Air Systems emphasize modularity in our fume extraction and air purification products. All of our fume extractors start from the same basic concept: an efficient and reliable recirculating air… Learn More

Testimonial: Ductless Spray Paint Booth for Paints & Solvents

Our Ductless Spray Paint Hoods are receiving raving reviews about their performance and safety features. Here are two testimonials from different customers about their Sentry Air experience. Spray Painting Custom Radio Controlled Aircraft Canopies I purchased my Sentry Air Systems spray hood to control the fumes and particulates when spray painting custom radio-controlled aircraft canopies…. Learn More

Welding, Manganese Fumes, and Related Negative Health Effects

Manganese: Both Healthy & Toxic Manganese, a naturally-occurring element, is a very important component for a variety of manufacturing and industrial operations, especially iron and steel production. It is also considered to be an essential nutrient for humans. It assists in a variety of bodily processes, including antioxidant function, metabolism, bone development, and wound healing [3]…. Learn More

Fume Hoods for Fecal Sample Testing

The importance of appropriate ventilation and filtration is apparent in several aspects of fecal sample testing: from odor to biohazards to the chemicals used during testing. Sentry Air Systems 18″ Wide Ductless Fume Hood is pictured above. Fume Hoods are generally the most common configuration used for fecal sample testing because they offer the most… Learn More

Collodion Adhesive: Possible Health Effects & Fume Extraction Recommendations

Collodion, a combination of nitrocellulose, ethyl ether, and ethanol, is a substance that is used for attaching electrodes to the head during EEG’s (Electroencephalography). EEG’s are performed for a variety of medical reasons and are a primary research and diagnostic tool regarding electrical activity in the brain.   Electrodes must securely be attached to the scalp… Learn More

Metal Fume Fever

Welder’s ague, zinc shakes, Monday fever, brass founders’ ague, and smelter chills are just a few of the names that metal fume fever has been referred to over the years [it was first documented in the mid-1800s]. [1] This occupational illness is typically seen in workers that weld, cut or heat metal materials; specifically zinc…. Learn More

Reducing Exposure to Hazardous Organic Solvents

When working with organic solvents, laboratory professionals should utilize engineering controls such as fume hoods and fume extractors to help protect themselves from hazardous exposure. Depending on the solvent, health side effects from exposure can result in life-long harm or conditions. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the “health hazards associated with… Learn More