Pharmaceutical Powder Containment Hoods: A Presentation

Those involved in the pharmaceutical industry are well aware of the potential side effects from exposure to certain hazardous drugs, hormones, and powders during compounding. Respiratory engineering controls should be established to assist in directing these airborne contaminants away from the operator’s breathing zone.

Sentry Air Systems offers Powder Containment Hoods in a variety of sizes and configurations that can be easily installed into existing pharmacies or laboratories because of their portable and recirculating nature. In the presentation below, you’ll find a detailed overview of Sentry Air’s Ductless Powder Containment Hoods and Winged Sentrys (a uniquely designed powder containment system with adjustable side flaps).

Sentry Air’s Compounding Containment Systems are ductless and recirculating, so external ducting or costly replacement air is not required. They are equipped with high-quality filtration media that captures hazardous airborne contaminants with the assistance of a powerful fan and vertical laminar flow pattern. HEPA filters are utilized most often and are up to 99.97% efficient on particles 0.3 microns and larger. ASHRAE filters are another option and are up to 95% efficient on particles 0.5 microns and larger.
This respiratory engineering control is designed to pull contaminants up and away from the respiratory zone of the operator:

 

A 40″ Wide Pharmaceutical Containment Hood is pictured above
A Model 300 Winged Sentry is pictured above
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