International

International

Terminology or Abbreviation What it stands for or meaning Significance and Implication
 Fume Hood Fume Cupboard Many End Users / consultants who have come from overseas will call a Fume cupboard a Fume Hood
 ASHRAE American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Airconditioning Engineers  Since the fume cupboard is a ventilated piece of equipment , most of the requirements were written up by ASHRAE as handbooks
e.g The ventilation requirements of Fume cupboards is in ASHRAE 110
SEFA Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association ( America) In America , Fume cupboards have been thought of as Scientific Equipemnt and Furniture in a Lab , so Tis association is quite involved in the Fume cupboard industry
 NFPA  National Fire Protection Authority ( America)  Since fume cupboard have fire risk more than other furniture in labs , The NFPA has some minimum requirements for fume cupboard systems. These are set out in various NFPA codes in America.
However with more and more American and Canadian End Users/consultants being associated with projects in Australia and Asia you will notice reference to NFPA
EN  European Norms These are the new European standards.
Many of the individual country standards like British Standards BS , or DIN etc are being standardised across Europe as EN Standards
BS British Standards Now slowly being standardised as EN