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Powder Containment Hoods

Powder Containment Hoods are designed to be utilized as an engineering safety control to protect pharmacists from the occupational hazards presented with various pharmaceutical applications. It is important to make sure that you are aware of all of the elements that could vary the efficiency of the filtration and actively remove the hazards associated when choosing an adequate ventilation system.

Powder Containment Hood

Pharmaceutical Powder Containment Hoods

Pharmaceutical Powder Containment Hoods are designed specifically for powder containment applications, such as, powder weighing, capsule filling (tablet encapsulation), compounding creams, and a variety of other processes that require containment and filtration. This hood utilizes proper airflow and filtration of hazardous powders, dust and fumes in order to ensure a safe working environment and protect users from the adverse effects of inhalation.

Our Pharmaceutical powder containment hoods provide users complete access to the applications and apparatuses used without the risk of contamination.

This line of pharmaceutical powder containment hoods are not intended for sterile compounding applications.

Powder Containment Hood

High Efficiency Powder Containment Hoods

The Higher Efficiency Ductless Fume Hood provides a portable, energy efficient, and economical solution for pharmaceutical, commercial, medical, laboratory and industrial applications that require a containment hood. Typical uses for this ductless fume hood include pharmaceutical powder applications that require a dual HEPA filter setup. Alternative applications can include chemical fume control, soldering applications, light dust removal, biological applications, solvent or epoxy use, and many more applications that require the removal of fumes and particulate.

What is a Powder Containment Hood

Powder Containment Hoods are ductless fume hoods designed and manufactured to help pharmacists and professionals safely compound, measure, and weigh prescription dosages.

Due to serious health risks associated with exposure to hormones and powders involved in pharmaceutical compounding, respiratory precautions should be taken. Pharmaceutical compounding equipment manufactured by SAS utilizes a powerful fan and filtration system that assists in pulling harmful contaminants away from the operator’s breathing zone and directly into the HEPA filter, which purifies the air and redistributes it back into the room as clean air.

Powder Containment Hood Benefits

Powder Containment Hoods offer several key advantages when weighing your options to protect your respiratory breathing zone from pharmaceutical hazards:

  • A safer, healthier, breathing zone
  • Reduces exposure to harmful hormones and powders
  • Supports higher productivity as a result of a healthier work environment
  • Minimizes air pollution
  • Minimal installation costs—no external ducting or venting
  • Portable
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Significant energy cost savings
  • No permitting issues for venting outside (ie. EPA air sampling)
  • Adheres to USP 800 regulations

Fume Hood Safety

When using pharmaceutical fume hoods it is imperative to make sure you are using the proper type of hood for your unique situation in the lab. While we offer many different fume hoods for assisting in protection, there are specifications for powder containment that are regulated by governing bodies.

  • They should be visually inspected frequently
  • Pedestrian traffic in front of the hood should be limited
  • Any bulky equipment should be placed at the rear of the hood
  • To allow for airflow, large equipment should be raised at least 2” off the surface
  • If your fume hood is used often, a regular cleaning schedule should be established