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Placement of Laboratory Fume Hoods

The location of the fume hood with respect to open windows, doorways, and personnel traffic directly influences the containment ability of the hood. The placement of the fume hoods, air supply diffusers, pedestrian walkways, etc. should encourage horizontal, laminar flow of supply air into the hood. The following chart below lists common architectural features in a laboratory and their recommended distance from fume hoods.