Standards for fume hood performance testing released
A set of procedural standards has been released by the National Environmental Balancing Bureau, outlining complete testing requirements for workers conducting field tests.
The first edition of National
Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) procedural standards
for fume hood performance testing has been released. The standards are a uniform and systematic set of criteria
for the performance testing of fume hoods.
Products such as fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets, and other
safety control environments present unique challenges to firms and individual
testers in the field performance of these centralized containment enclosures. NEBB
hopes its standards, along with ASHARE and ANSI, provide complete testing
requirements for workers conducting field tests.
NEBB is affiliated with more than 600 certified firms and
work closely with building owners, architects, engineers, and construction
contractors to reduce the environmental impact of heating and cooling systems
on the environment. At the same time, it aims to reduce building operating