Fume Cupboard Service: Various Buildings

11 Oct 2022

There will be a fume cupboard service to the below buildings in October to allow six monthly service and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Please find attached the schedule for October.

Affected Areas


  • Start: Monday, 17 October 2022
  • Finish: Wednesday, 25 October 2022
  • Times: 7:30am to 3:30pm

Work details

  • To assist clients in the servicing of fume cupboards please find below information on what to expect during the annual service of a fume cupboard.

a. Please note that in all buildings we will require access to plant rooms to service equipment.

  • During our service, each fume cupboard will be subjected to three different tests.

a. A face velocity test to determine that the fume cupboard’s exhaust system is functioning correctly and removing hazardous fumes from the work space.

b. An illuminance test to make sure that the work space inside the fume cupboard is adequately lit.

c. A containment test to ensure that no hazardous fumes are escaping the work space. All of these tests are performed according to the Australian Standard and enforced by the National Australian Testing Authority.

  • We ask that wherever possible all hazardous chemicals are removed from the inside of the fume cupboard before the test and the area in front of the fume cupboard is kept clear and accessible

a. Where substances cannot be removed from the fume cupboard, we ask that you placethe containers at least 50mm away from the back of the fume cupboard so that we have space to test the airflow.

b. Our technicians will wear protective gear but wherever possible please wipe down the external work surface area to prevent any contamination

  • The testing portion of the service takes approximately one hour to complete, if the cupboard requires reprogramming it may take longer but the technicians will check in with you if they think it will take them any considerable amount of time to remedy any issues.
  • The service should not impact any adjoining cupboards.


Troy Connors, Service Technician

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.

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