[ RadSafe ] Fume hood face velocity specifications

Kurtz, Jerry E Jerry_E_Kurtz at RL.gov
Mon Jun 13 12:28:10 CDT 2011

Look in the industrial ventilation manual ACGIH

Jerry E. Kurtz

CHPRC Rad Programs
509-376-1802 (w)
509-438-7130 (c)
Jerry_E_Kurtz at RL.gov

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From: radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Kulp, Jeffrey B
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 10:25 AM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Fume hood face velocity specifications

Hello radsafers,


I am looking for information regarding where the requirements that a
fume hood's face velocity be 80-120 FPM come from. Is this a regulation
or best practice? I can only find a reference to this in an ANSI/AIHA


Thanks for your help,


Jeff Kulp

Washington State University

Radiation Safety Office

Pullman, WA 99164-1302

(509) 335-8175


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