Fume Cupboards

Fume Extraction, Perfected

We design, manufacture and install bespoke, chemical-resistant fume cupboards tailored to meet the needs of your application. There are no hidden costs and no expense spared on safety.
Fume Extraction, Perfected

Industry Certified Fume Cupboard Providers

TION is a leading provider of corrosion-proof fume cupboards for laboratories and industrial GMP facilities across the UK and mainland Europe. We specialise in designing bespoke fume extraction systems to contain hazardous vapours generated during chemical experiments, ensuring the safety and security of your staff. Our engineers work with architects, construction companies, MEPs and end users to develop the best-in-class fume cabinet solutions.

It's our mission to simplify fume hood specification whilst facilitating a new generation of budding scientists. Every product we manufacture is also EN 14175 compliant and features sustainable technology to reduce your carbon footprint. Whether it's for a chemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, or life science application, our dedicated team will ensure that every consideration has been taken before your build.

Product Benefits

Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

Only cutting-edge containment technologies are used to construct your new fume cabinets, ensuring they withstand the test of time.
Designed For Your Application

Designed For Your Application

No matter your requirement, TION can develop a customised fume extraction solution purpose-built for the needs of your facility and staff.
Energy Efficient & Low Noise

Energy Efficient & Low Noise

Recyclable polypropylene build materials & electrical components minimise your environmental impact with energy-efficient Eco modes.
Corrosion Resistant

Corrosion Resistant

Medical-grade welded polypropylene eliminates carcass corrosion extending your cabinet's lifecycle by up to 50 years compared to steel.
Ducted Fume Cupboards
DUCTED

Ducted Fume Cupboards

Our ducted fume cupboards offer exceptional containment for a broad range of high-strength, chemical-intensive applications. We offer a selection of standard and bespoke cabinet sizes, each equipped with DW154 ductwork and a choice of mounting options.
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Ductless Fume Cupboards
DUCTLESS

Ductless Fume Cupboards

Specifically designed for low-volume chemical-based applications, our ductless fume cupboards are a mobile, energy-efficient alternative to fixed, ventilated models. Each cabinet is equipped with a variety of filters and comes in a range of sizes.
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Walk-in Fume Cupboards
WALK-IN

Walk-in Fume Cupboards

Our walk-in fume cupboards are 100% bespoke because of the specialist nature of their use. They are the perfect choice for facilities that need to protect operators using substantial and weighty equipment, which is too large for benchtop cabinets.
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Laminar Flow Fume Cupboards
LAMINAR FLOW

Laminar Flow Fume Cupboards

Designed to protect both the user and the sample, this specialist cabinet is intended for applications where sample protection is critical. The unit combines laminar flow air with the form factor and application flexibility of a conventional fume cupboard.
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Wet Scrubber Fume Cupboards
WET SCRUBBER

Wet Scrubber Fume Cupboards

With a scrubbing efficiency exceeding 99% of chemical concentrations, our wet scrubber fume cupboards are best suited for high-volume acid based applications. Each unit contains an integrated scrubbing system with optional pH monitoring.
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Wash-Down Fume Cupboards
WASH-DOWN

Wash-Down Fume Cupboards

With built-in drainage ports, airflow sensors, angular walls and bespoke water spray nozzles, our wash-down fume cupboard range is ready to handle your perchloric acid needs. Each cabinet is equipped with a 9" touch screen and red-light alarm system.
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Product FAQs

A fume cupboard or fume cabinet is a type of containment device used in laboratories to extract toxic gases, vapours, aerosols and particulates generated during scientific experiments. It limits exposure to hazardous substances by extracting fumes into the atmosphere (ducted) or recirculating fumes through a series of filters (ductless).

Traditionally, the cabinets are manufactured from powder-coated mild steel, stainless steel or polypropylene. While mild steel is considered more cost-effective, the corrosion-resistant properties of polypropylene make it more desirable.

So, how do they work? Well, the cabinets have four enclosed sides with an adjustable front sash to regulate access. A centrifugal fan pulls air into the cabinet's workspace at the industry standard of 0.5 m/s, drawing contaminants away from the operator. The air is then exhausted into the atmosphere using a roof-mounted ventilation stack or recirculated back into the lab.

It's important to note that in the UK, fume cupboards must be tested once every 14 months to meet BS EN 14175 standards. These standards dictate the design, testing, installation and maintenance of fume cupboards. For more information, please visit "What is EN 14175?".

A fume cupboard works by pulling fresh air through the front sash at 0.5 m/s and exhausting contaminated air from the workspace. It achieves this using a centrifugal fan fitted inside the cabinet. However, the extraction method used varies depending on the type of cabinet you choose. For example, ducted fume cupboards use PVC ductwork connected to a roof-mounted ventilation stack to exhaust fumes into the atmosphere.

On the other hand, ductless fume cupboards use HEPA or carbon-based filters to recirculate air back into the lab. While ductless fume cupboards reduce the installation and energy costs associated with ducted fume cupboards, the filters need reviewing every twelve months.

For more information on the differences between ductless and ducted fume cupboards, please visit "Choosing Ducted vs Ductless Fume Cupboards".

The short answer is yes. Although it depends on which side of the Atlantic you are. Americans tend to use the terminology "Fume Hood", and Europeans say "Fume Cupboard". However, both phrases have the same meaning.
Yes, our engineers will commission your fume cupboards in accordance with BS EN 14175 standards. These tests will ensure your fume cupboards are safe to operate, and identify any significant changes in performance. Among the tests performed are airflow testing, smoke visualisation testing, filter integrity tests for ductless cabinets and general inspections of the control system and alarms.

When a fault is detected, we will make recommendations based on the age of the unit, brand and part availability.

For more information on fume cupboard commissioning, please visit: "What Is EN 14175?"

The primary purpose of a fume cupboard is to exhaust chemical vapours. So, before you start, you should always check your airflows to ensure the exhaust and fan are functioning correctly. Next, you must adjust your sash to the correct working height, wear the necessary PPE, and confirm the list of chemicals you're working with.

How you operate the cabinet depends on the specifications of the unit. Some products use modern touch-screen control systems, while others use mechanical switches. So always reference your cabinet manual before switching the unit on.

For more information on how to safely use your fume cupboard, please visit: "Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Fume Cupboards".

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MOA Technology
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Rothamsted Research
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"TION Global's polypropylene wash-down fume cupboards are one of the few products able to manage perchloric acid's explosive properties."


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Head of Chemistry
Eurofins
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"The polypropylene cabinet material is perfect. It's stain resistant, even against chemicals like iodine (potassium iodide). It's also incredibly easy to clean."


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Exact Science
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"TION is responsive, consistent & professional. Their attention to detail is second to none in all aspects of biosafety installation, commissioning and maintenance."


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"Very knowledgeable, and not only were the biosafety cabinets we ordered from TION made exactly the way we needed them, but they were delivered and installed within 48 hours."


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Head of Microbiology
Prenetics
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"This project has definitely been a learning curve for me and from the very first phone conversation your knowledge, calm nature and expertise put me completely at ease."


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