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Laboratory Exhaust Stacks: Safe and Energy-Efficient Design

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Course Length: 3 hours

This course provides designers and operators of laboratories with wet lab exhaust systems with the proper methodology to ensure safe systems operation. Laboratory Exhaust Stacks: Safe and Energy-Efficient Design walks students through the entire design process. Energy consumption represents an important component of the course, as laboratories consume significantly more energy than a typical office building, due to laboratory ventilation systems. Training topics include how to properly locate air intakes and exhaust stacks and the various methods for applying variable-air-volume control to minimize energy usage while avoiding adversely impacting the air quality. Attendees will calculate an appropriate concentration design criterion for a specific emission source and determine dispersion modeling techniques for particular applications.

Recommended Reference

ASHRAE Laboratory Design Guide: Planning and Operation of Laboratory HVAC Systems, 2nd ed.

Course Instructor

Brad Cochran, P.E., Member ASHRAE

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All courses and webinars are available for Chapter and In-Company Programs. They may be periodically scheduled for the Winter and/or Annual Conference Education Programs, as well as the Online Courses Series.

Chapters or Companies: Contact Karen Murray, Manager of Professional Development ( or 678-539-1146), to schedule an ALI seminar, course, or webinar at your organization or event.

Availability: Check the various offerings listed under Professional Development > All Instructor-Led Training to see if this course is being offered at an upcoming event or as a webinar.