Laboratory Safety and Air Quality

Date: January 22, 2017 Author: durasystems Categories: Passive Fire Protection

Regardless of the type of laboratory, safety and air quality are paramount concerns. The reason is that laboratory settings must be protected from things like fire, and they must maintain a specific level of sterility. Therefore, it is imperative to have the right fire protection and air quality system in place. One solution is a lab exhaust.

A perfect example of why air quality is so critical involves an American fertility center. To control the newly designed in vitro fertilization laboratory, an air quality control system was implemented. This system supplied filtered air to the laboratory, as well as other related areas deemed critical. The result was an increase in live birthrates.

The same holds true for fire protection systems. For instance, owners of restaurants, as well as gas, oil, and chemical plants, always worry about fires. In addition to causing extensive property damage, fire poses a serious risk of human injury and even death. The good news is that with the right systems, potential damage and danger is dramatically lowered.


With a lab exhaust, laboratory environments are safer and have improved air quality. For a superior product, DuraSystems is known as the most respected and trusted source. Along with fire walls, barriers, and panels, we manufacture various types of ducts and exhausts that help reduce the risk of fire while improving air quality.

One such option is the DuraDuct Model LXD. This single-wall laboratory exhaust system is designed with flange connections. Included is a liquid tight and chemically inert gasket seal. Because of the design, field welding for contractor fabricated laboratory duct systems is eliminated. For added flexibility in achieving the required airflow in limited shafts and shallow ceiling spaces, this duct system is available in round and rectangular footprints.

Another key benefit of this particular lab exhaust is that it boasts, at a minimum, 316 stainless steel or 18-gauge 304 stainless steel, both with seams that are fully welded. As a result, there is a flat surface for easier gasket application. Overall, this duct system is effective, affordable, and complete. If required, factory-installed and pressure-treated access doors can be added.

For all laboratory settings, the best way to achieve safety and air quality is with the right system. At DuraSystems, we manufacture solutions that meet the customer’s needs. For additional information about a lab exhaust system or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, we invite you to contact us.