• AS/NZS 2243.8:2001

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    Safety in laboratories - Fume cupboards

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    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2001

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 2243.8:2001 SAFETY IN LABORATORIES - FUME CUPBOARDS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    7 - FOREWORD
    8 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    8 - 1.1 SCOPE
    8 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    9 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
    9 - 1.3.1 Air
    9 - 1.3.2 Air pressure
    10 - 1.3.3 Baffle
    10 - 1.3.4 Base
    10 - 1.3.5 Competent person
    10 - 1.3.6 Exhaust system
    10 - 1.3.7 Face velocity
    10 - 1.3.8 Fixed work surface
    10 - 1.3.9 Fume (as used in the term ‘fume cupboard’)
    10 - 1.3.10 Fume cupboard
    10 - 1.3.11 Laminar airflow
    10 - 1.3.12 May
    11 - 1.3.13 Radiotoxicity
    11 - 1.3.14 Removable work surface
    11 - 1.3.15 Sash
    11 - 1.3.16 Sash opening
    11 - 1.3.17 Services
    11 - 1.3.18 Shall
    11 - 1.3.19 Should
    11 - 1.3.20 Sump
    12 - SECTION 2 TYPES, SERVICES AND COMPONENTS
    12 - 2.1 FUME CUPBOARD TYPES
    12 - 2.1.1 Walk-in fume cupboards
    12 - 2.1.2 Bench-type fume cupboards
    12 - 2.1.3 Recirculating fume cabinets
    13 - 2.2 SERVICES
    13 - 2.2.1 Electrical services
    13 - 2.2.2 Other (piped) services
    13 - 2.2.3 Fume cupboard control and isolation systems
    14 - 2.2.4 Lighting
    15 - 2.2.5 Fault indicators
    15 - 2.2.6 Control systems
    15 - 2.3 BASE
    15 - 2.4 SINK
    15 - 2.5 SUMP
    15 - 2.6 CHAMBER
    15 - 2.7 SASH
    15 - 2.7.1 General
    16 - 2.7.2 Maximum working sash opening
    16 - 2.7.3 Minimum sash opening
    16 - 2.7.4 Vertically rising sashes
    16 - 2.7.5 Sash handles
    16 - 2.7.6 Design of sash opening
    16 - 2.8 BAFFLES
    16 - 2.8.1 General
    16 - 2.8.2 Construction
    16 - 2.8.3 Baffle setting
    17 - 2.9 SUPPORT STRUCTURE
    17 - 2.10 FUME SCRUBBERS AND WASH-DOWN FACILITIES
    17 - 2.11 HEAT SHIELDS
    17 - 2.12 WARNING LABEL
    18 - 2.13 IDENTIFICATION LABEL
    18 - 2.14 FIRE PROTECTION
    18 - 2.14.1 Fixed fire protection
    19 - 2.14.2 Thermal detectors
    19 - 2.14.3 Fire extinguishers
    20 - SECTION 3 AIRFLOW, FUME EXHAUST AND DISPERSAL
    20 - 3.1 REQUIREMENTS FOR AIRFLOW INTO THE CUPBOARD
    20 - 3.1.1 General
    20 - 3.1.2 Face velocity
    20 - 3.1.3 Make-up air
    21 - 3.1.4 Airconditioned laboratories
    21 - 3.1.5 Energy conservation
    21 - 3.1.6 Recirculation of air
    21 - 3.1.7 Improving containment
    22 - 3.2 FUME EXHAUST AND DISPERSAL
    22 - 3.2.1 General
    22 - 3.2.2 System pressure
    22 - 3.2.3 Airflow requirements
    23 - 3.2.4 Exhausts
    23 - 3.2.5 Fans
    24 - 3.2.6 Ductwork
    25 - 3.2.7 Fume discharge
    27 - SECTION 4 SITING AND COMMISSIONING
    27 - 4.1 SITING A FUME CUPBOARD
    27 - 4.1.1 General
    27 - 4.1.2 Height of working surface
    27 - 4.1.3 Avoidance of airflow disturbances to the fume cupboard
    28 - 4.1.4 Exits and escape routes
    28 - 4.2 COMMISSIONING TESTS
    28 - 4.2.1 General
    28 - 4.2.2 Smoke test
    28 - 4.2.3 Face velocity
    28 - 4.2.4 Noise level
    28 - 4.2.5 Illuminance
    28 - 4.2.6 Results of commissioning tests
    29 - 4.2.7 Testing
    29 - 4.2.8 Placing in service
    31 - SECTION 5 MAINTENANCE AND TESTING
    31 - 5.1 GENERAL
    31 - 5.2 USER RESPONSIBILITY
    31 - 5.3 DECONTAMINATION
    31 - 5.4 SAFETY DURING MAINTENANCE
    31 - 5.5 MAINTENANCE AND TESTING SCHEDULE
    31 - 5.5.1 General
    31 - 5.5.2 Weekly
    32 - 5.5.3 Six-monthly
    32 - 5.5.4 Annual maintenance and testing
    33 - SECTION 6 USE OF FUME CUPBOARDS
    33 - 6.1 RISK ASSESSMENT
    33 - 6.1.1 General
    33 - 6.1.2 Liquid volumes
    33 - 6.1.3 Flammable liquids
    33 - 6.1.4 Warning label
    34 - 6.2 BEFORE USE
    34 - 6.3 DURING USE
    35 - 6.4 AFTER USE
    35 - 6.5 HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
    36 - APPENDIX A - MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
    36 - A1 GENERAL
    36 - A2 STAINLESS STEEL
    37 - A3 COATED MATERIALS
    37 - A4 PLASTICS MATERIALS
    38 - A5 GLASS
    38 - A5.1 General
    38 - A5.2 Plate glass
    38 - A5.3 Wired glass
    38 - A5.4 Laminated glass
    38 - A5.5 Toughened glass
    39 - A5.6 Transparent plastics materials
    39 - A6 FIBRE CEMENT
    39 - A7 CERAMICS
    39 - A8 TIMBER
    40 - APPENDIX B - FUME CUPBOARDS FOR SPECIAL APPLICATIONS
    40 - B1 GENERAL
    40 - B2 RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
    40 - B3 PERCHLORIC ACID
    40 - B3.1 General
    41 - B3.2 Materials of construction
    41 - B3.3 Design and operation
    42 - B4 HYDROFLUORIC ACID
    42 - B4.1 General
    42 - B4.2 Materials of construction
    42 - B4.3 Safety during use
    42 - B5 FLAMMABLE REAGENTS
    43 - B6 HIGH TEMPERATURE WORK
    43 - B7 FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS DISTILLATION
    43 - B7.1 General
    43 - B7.2 Fume cupboard construction
    43 - B7.3 Flammable gas supplies
    44 - B7.4 Base
    44 - B7.5 Warning label
    44 - B7.6 Fire protection
    44 - B7.7 Exhaust
    44 - B8 BIOLOGICAL WORK
    44 - B9 HEAVY VAPOUR WORK
    44 - B10 DOUBLE-SIDED FUME CUPBOARDS
    44 - B10.1 General
    45 - B10.2 Controls
    45 - B10.3 Airflow
    46 - APPENDIX C - RELATED DOCUMENTS
    47 - APPENDIX D - GUIDE TO PROCUREMENT OF FUME CUPBOARDS AND ASSOCIATED EXHAUST SYSTEMS
    47 - D1 SCOPE
    47 - D2 SPECIFICATION
    47 - D2.1 Preliminary
    47 - D2.2 Performance
    47 - D2.3 Format
    47 - D2.4 Use
    47 - D2.5 Dimensions
    47 - D2.6 Services
    47 - D2.7 Supplementary equipment
    47 - D2.8 Fire protection
    48 - D3 CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
    48 - D3.1 Site
    48 - D3.2 Period
    48 - D3.3 Practical completion
    48 - D3.4 Maintenance service
    48 - D4 OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS
    48 - D4.1 Prime contractor
    48 - D4.2 Compliance with safety standards
    48 - D4.3 Marking of subassemblies
    48 - D4.4 Documentation
    49 - APPENDIX E - METHOD FOR DETERMINING FACE VELOCITY
    49 - E1 SCOPE
    49 - E2 PRINCIPLE
    49 - E3 APPARATUS
    49 - E4 DETERMINATION OF FACE VELOCITY
    49 - E4.1 General
    49 - E4.2 Procedure
    50 - E5 REPORTING OF RESULTS
    51 - APPENDIX F - METHOD FOR CONDUCTING A SMOKE TEST
    51 - F1 SCOPE
    51 - F2 PRINCIPLE
    51 - F3 APPARATUS
    51 - F4 METHOD FOR SMOKE TESTING FUME CUPBOARD PERFORMANCE
    51 - F4.1 General
    51 - F4.2 Procedure
    52 - F5 REPORTING OF RESULTS
    52 - F6 ASSESSMENT
    54 - APPENDIX G - EXAMPLE CHECKLIST AND REPORT FORM

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Specifies safety requirements for laboratory fume cupboards and test methods used to determine their performance. Siting and maintenance requirements are specified and guidance is given on the use of fume cupboards.

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    This Standard specifies safety requirements for fume cupboards and the methods of test to be used to determine their performance. Appendix A describes typical materials used in the construction of fume cupboards and includes recommendations and requirements on material suitability.Fume cupboards covered by this Standard are intended primarily for use in general chemical operations but may be used for the special applications set out in Appendix B, provided that the additional relevant features described therein are incorporated.Recirculating fume cabinets (which recirculate air and do not extract to the outside atmosphere) are not included in this Standard (see AS 2243.9).NOTE: Appendix C lists documents relating to the subject of this Standard. Appendix D provides recommendations for the procurement of a fume cupboard.

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    Committee CH-026
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    Draft Amendment 1 see DR 02032 CP First published in Australia as AS 2243.8-1986.Second edition 1992.First published in New Zealand as NZS 7203:1987.Second edition 1992.AS 2243.8-1992 and NZS 7203:1992 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated as AS/NZS 2243.8:2001. First published in Australia as AS 2243.8-1986. Second edition 1992. First published in New Zealand as NZS 7203:1987. Second edition 1992. AS 2243.8-1992 and NZS 7203:1992 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated as AS/NZS 2243.8:2001.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2243.9-1991 Safety in laboratories - Recirculating fume cabinets
    AS/NZS 3000:2000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
    AS 1807.15-2000 Cleanrooms, workstations, safety cabinets and pharmaceutical isolators - Methods of test Determination of illuminance
    AS 1668.2-1991 The use of mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings Mechanical ventilation for acceptable indoor-air quality
    AS/NZS 2243.2:1997 Safety in laboratories - Chemical aspects
    AS/NZS 2208:1996 Safety glazing materials in buildings
    AS 2243.10-1993 Safety in laboratories - Storage of chemicals
    AS 1807.20-2000 Cleanrooms, workstations, safety cabinets and pharmaceutical isolators - Methods of test Determination of sound level at installed workstations, safety cabinets and pharmaceutical isolators
    AS 1940-1993 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids
    HB 13-2000 Electrical equipment for hazardous areas
    AS/NZS 1530.3:1999 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Simultaneous determination of ignitability, flame propagation, heat release and smoke release (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1682.2-1990 Fire Dampers Installation
    AS 1469-1983 Acoustics - Methods for the determination of noise rating numbers
    AS/NZS 2243.3:1995 Safety in laboratories Microbiology
    AS 1682.1-1990 Fire dampers Specification
    AS/NZS 2982.1:1997 Laboratory design and construction General requirements
    AS 2444-1995 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets - Selection and location
    AS 1444-1996 Wrought alloy steels - Standard, hardenability (H) series and hardened and tempered to designated mechanical properties
    AS 1826-1983 Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Special protection - Type of protection s
    AS 2243.4-1998 Safety in laboratories - Ionizing radiations
    AS/NZS 2243.1:1997 Safety in laboratories - General

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 2243.3:2002 Safety in laboratories Microbiological aspects and containment facilities
    AS/NZS 2243.9:2003 Safety in laboratories - Recirculating fume cabinets
    AS/NZS 2243.10:2004 Safety in laboratories Storage of chemicals
    AS 1038.6.4-2005 Coal and coke - Analysis and testing Higher rank coal and coke - Ultimate analysis - Carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen - Instrumental method
    AS/NZS 4757:2002 Handling and destruction of drugs
    AS 1038.4-2006 Coal and coke - Analysis and testing Coke - Proximate analysis
    AS/NZS 2243.1:2005 Safety in laboratories Planning and operational aspects
    AS/NZS 2381.1:2005 Electrical equipment for explosive gas atmospheres - Selection, installation and maintenance - General requirements
    AS 2891.10-2005 Methods of sampling and testing asphalt Water and volatile oils content
    AS 1774.21-2005 Refractories and refractory materials - Physical test methods Determination of workability index - Mouldable refractories
    AS/NZS 2430.3.6:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Laboratories, including fume cupboards and flammable medical agents
    AS 1038.26-2005 Coal and coke - Analysis and testing Higher rank coal and coke - Guide for the determination of apparent relative density
    AS 1774.11-2005 Refractories and refractory materials - Physical test methods Determination of thermal expansion
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