How a Laboratory Fume Hood Works & How We Save You Time & Money
Excedr’s lease program can source all instrument types and accommodate any brand preferences your end-user might have. Request an estimate today and see how leasing a lab fume hood can simplify equipment procurement and balance sheet management.
All equipment brands/models are available
The Advantages of Excedr’s Fume Hood Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Scientists often work with chemicals, contaminants, and corrosive substances that are dangerous to handle. These materials often give off toxic vapors.
When hazardous fumes are present, it’s essential—and required—that you have the proper environmental protection, regardless of your line of research. Inhaling hazardous material particulates can lead to a litany of health issues.
High efficiency laboratory fume hoods and biosafety cabinets are designed to protect workers by limiting their exposure to these toxic vapors.
Chemical fume hoods, specifically, are a type of biosafety equipment generally suited for a ventilated, enclosed or semi-enclosed workspace. They offer your lab workers a ventilated area where they can work with vaporous materials in a safe, clean environment. All high performance fume hoods do this by pulling air through a sash and over the work area, and then either removing the air or filtering it back into the room.
Most modern units have vapor-proof, see-through polypropylene or polycarbonate front covers or sash windows that sit in front of the ventilated workstation, often including some type of exhaust system to process the toxic fumes.
Duct vs. Ductless Hoods & the Importance of Air Volume
The purpose of a chemical fume hood is to prevent the release of hazardous substances into the general laboratory space by controlling and then exhausting hazardous and/or odorous chemicals.
How that is accomplished can vary, depending on the unit’s configuration. Understanding your ventilation needs, and aligning them with a fume hood’s features, will help you ensure a safe work environment. Learn more about fume hood ventilation techniques below.
Constant Air Volume (CAV)
Reduced Air Volume (RAV)
Variable Air Volume (VAV)
History of the Fume Hood
RAV Fume Hood Leases to Fit Every Need
Your lab may be working with dangerous chemicals or materials that produce noxious fumes unsafe to those present. If so, it’s essential to have the proper safety equipment. If you’re interested in financing a fume hood, or want to lease a biological safety cabinet, get in touch with us to learn more about your options.
Already have a model in mind? Did the manufacturer provide you with a quote? Request a lease estimate today and we can create a custom estimate tailored to your financing needs.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.