A Primer to Improve Airflow in Labs and Critical Workspaces

Virtual Training
April 7-9 and 14-15

3Flow offered a condensed, virtual version of their I2SL operations and maintenance (O&M) training class. The new five-part online course was created to help boost your critical workspace skills from the comfort of your home with live, instructor-led training and a friendly Q&A.

The OSHA Standard requires all laboratory facilities to ensure the proper function of fume hoods and lab ventilation systems used to protect people from overexposure to airborne hazards. Not only is this important to ensuring the safety and health of building occupants, it is also critical to energy efficiency and operational sustainability.

A Primer to Improve Airflow in Labs and Critical Workspaces comprised of five, 90-minute “live” webinar presentations provided over a span of five days. Each session incorporated lectures, slides, videos and live demonstrations to transform the learning experience. Attendees will:

  • Understand how fume hoods and airflow controls operate to protect people and properly test performance.
  • Understand how airborne hazards are generated and how airflow systems are used to protect people from exposure.
  • Learn to evaluate airflow system design and operation.
  • Learn to optimize airflow system performance for improved safety and reduced energy consumption.
  • Learn to implement a lab ventilation management plan for better maintaining system performance.

Training Dates

Session 1: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Understanding Performance of Fume Hoods and Airflow Systems

  • Design and operation of fume hoods and ventilated devices
  • Design and operation of labs and airflow control systems
  • Factors affecting safety and energy performance
  • The value of optimizing performance

Session 2: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m. Eastern
You Don’t Have to Re-Invent the Wheel—The Latest Guidelines and Standards

  • ANSI/AIHA—American National Standard for Lab Ventilation
  • SEFA—Fume Hood Standard and Guide to Selecting Exposure Control Devices
  • ASHRAE Lab Design Guide
  • ASHRAE Guideline for Classifying Lab Ventilation Design Levels
  • ASHRAE 110—Method of Testing Performance of Lab Fume Hoods

Session 3: Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Understanding Risk and Optimizing Ventilation Effectiveness

  • How research activities establish the demand for ventilation
  • What is a Lab Ventilation Risk Assessment?
  • How to determine appropriate airflow specifications
  • How to optimize air changes rates for greater safety at lower airflow

Session 4: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Testing Performance of Fume Hoods and Airflow Controls

  • How to properly test fume hoods
  • How to evaluate laboratory airflow and ventilation effectiveness
  • How to test and verify proper operation of airflow control systems

Session 5: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Implementing an Airflow Management Program to Maintain Performance

  • Understand the components of a lab ventilation management plan
  • The importance of teamwork
  • Integration and use of Building Information Systems
  • Coordinating testing and maintenance efforts
  • Managing change and addressing deferred maintenance

Course Fees

Cost for the five-day course is $350, with discounts available to organizations registering multiple attendees.

Group Discount* Cost
2-5 Attendees $325/per attendee
6-10 Attendees $300/per attendee
11+ Attendees $275/per attendee

* Must be from the same organization


For questions or concerns, please contact Rob Lukens at 3Flow.


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