Testing, Service & Maintenance


Johndec Engineering Plastics Pty Ltd, one of the largest Fume Cupboard Manufacturers in Australia, can also provide full onsite service and maintenance on all makes and types of Fume Cupboards, Fume Exhaust Fans, Fume Scrubbers and other Chemical Exhaust Systems.

All services and maintenance is carried out in accordance with AS2243.8, by fully trained service technicians with backup experienced engineers. We offer a service concept which none in this field can match. The whole system, from fume cupboard to discharge stack, should be subject to periodic inspection and maintenance. Johndec Engineering Plastics Pty Ltd are able to institute a maintenance program to suit your particular requirements.

Maintenance & Testing Schedule

The following maintenance and testing schedule should be used as a guide for minimum requirements only. More frequent maintenance may be required where the fume cupboard is in continual use.

Recommended 6 Monthly Maintenance

  1. Perform Fume Cupboard Smoke Test
  2. Perform Fume Cupboard Face Velocity Test
  3. Inspect and maintain fans, their motors, drives (including belts) and bearings. Lubricate where required.
  4. Inspect the fume scrubber and wash down facility, if fitted, is functioning efficiently.
  5. Inspect the fire damper and the release mechanism, if fitted and replace fusible link, if required.
  6. Check that any air-cleaning device, if fitted, is operating efficiently and maintain if required.

Recommended Annual Maintenance

  1. Remove any baffles and clean both the baffles and the rear of the chamber.
  2. Wash entire interior surface of the chamber including the aerofoil, if fitted, with dilute detergent solution and repair defects as necessary.
  3. Inspect condition of services to the cupboard and ensure that all are properly identified and operational.
  4. Check stability and condition of discharge stack.
  5. Inspect condition of the exhaust ducting, where possible, particularly the joints and ensure drain points are clear.
  6. Check make-up air balance.
  7. Check condition and satisfactory operation of the fume cupboard system.
  8. Check operation of the emergency isolator and isolation of services.
  9. Check operation of the automatic isolator by providing inadequate airflow condition to the fume cupboard.
  10. Attach a self-adhesive label to the fume cupboard showing the inspection date, name of inspector and report number.