A laboratory campaign is an effective means of capturing flammable, irritating, corrosive, carcinogenic vapors, etc. to prevent personnel exposures and prevent their diffusion into the laboratory atmosphere. When the hatch is down, the cabin is also a physical barrier that protects the operator from hazards such as splashes, aerosols, fires and minor explosions.
Smoke hoods are a type of ventilation system with the main function of protecting the user against exposure to chemical vapors, gases, dust and aerosols. They act as physical barriers between the reagents and the laboratory, providing protection against inhalation, spills of hazardous substances and fires.