A market leader in fume cupboard innovation

A leading specialist in fume cupboard and fume extract system design, manufacture, installation and maintenance, Clean Air is the UK’s only fume cupboard manufacturer offering in-house and on-site testing using its cutting-edge fume cupboard testing rig. With unrivalled experience and technical expertise, and the widest range of fume cupboard designs available in the market, Clean Air is the authority in safe, reliable fume cupboards, fume containment and fume extraction.

Clean Air fume cupboards and fume extract systems have been keeping people safe throughout the UK and around the globe for 25 years.

Our efficient, detailed, one-stop-solution ensures your fume cupboard and fume extract contracts flow smoothly and quickly through the design, manufacture, installation and final commissioning stages, with full communication throughout. We are committed to ‘right first time’ every time, to quality and safety and to ongoing product development.

Our highly-skilled team of technical designers is experienced in 3D CAD (Solidworks Professional 2019) with models available in BIM compatible format. Our fully trained in-house technicians carefully and accurately assemble and test our fume cupboards in our manufacturing facility in Bolton, Greater Manchester, UK.

With the expertise to innovate and design we regularly create tailor-made fume cupboards to meet our clients’ demanding requirements. Just tell us your challenge and we’ll design the solution.

Every one of our fume cupboard designs is tested and certified in our unique in-house testing facility, ensuring full compliance with BS EN 14175 and CLEAPSS G9.

Clean Air aftercare service and maintenance packages are designed to give you the confidence that your fume cupboards and fume extract systems are operating safely, are fit for purpose and comply with all relevant standards. We provide a comprehensive warranty, service and maintenance programme for every product. We even have a range of flexible finance options available.

Assuring quality, safety and compliance

Clean Air is certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015, BS EN ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2008, and has CHAS and Constructionline accreditations. Our robust Integrated Management Systems assure our clients in leading universities, research establishments, industry, pharmaceutical and chemical companies, colleges and schools of the quality of our products and services for their safety-critical operations.

Our fume cupboards and extract systems are compliant with:
BS EN 14175

The Clean Air team

  • Will Perrott
    Will Perrott Managing Director
  • Ian Heatherington
    Ian Heatherington Sales Director
  • Garry Butterworth
    Garry Butterworth Commercial Director
  • Tim Dixon
    Tim Dixon Design Manager

Clean Air's in-house type-testing facility

With a unique, cutting-edge in-house testing rig, Clean Air’s fume cupboard type-testing is designed to exceed the criteria specified in BS EN 14175 to offer added assurance that our fume cupboards perform to the recommended standard.

Our infrared spectrophotometer gas analyser measures any escape of tracer gas at parts per billion levels, and our fully automated Robustness of Containment test apparatus accurately performs the required tests.

Our facility is equipped with a full extract and replacement air system and the latest control and monitoring technology, and can accommodate multi-fume cupboard installations and lab furniture to replicate real life laboratory conditions.

We can test any make and model of fume cupboard to BS EN 14175 in our facility in Greater Manchester, or on-site anywhere in the UK. Our experience and integrity ensures you can rely on the validity of our results.

Clients are welcome to visit to observe their units undergoing the testing programme as part of a factory tour.

Clean Air's in-house type-testing facility

Health, safety and energy efficiency

  • Health & safety
    Health & safety

    Safety is our business, and we take the health & safety of our staff, our clients and our communities seriously. Every one of our fume cupboards is designed to comply with BS EN 14175. We operate to rigorous H&S protocols and take a zero tolerance approach to breaches. We are BS ISO 45001:2018 certified.

  • Energy Efficiency
    Energy Efficiency

    We are committed to improving energy efficiency whilst maintaining excellent levels of containment. We can reduce the amount of heated and conditioned air extracted through our fume cupboards by up to 75% through innovative low volume designs, Variable Air Volume (VAV) controls and autosash closure systems.

  • Recycling

    We set ourselves a challenging 'zero to landfill' target which we have achieved every month since April 2017. We are proud of our record - 100% of our waste is recycled, confirmed by our ISO 14001 certification.

  • Transport

    Our products are typically delivered in our modern fleet of vehicles which we are transitioning to mild-hybrid models. Our vans are tracked for the most effective use of our logistics. This has helped us to successfully reduce our carbon footprint. During the last 4 years Clean Air has reduced its emissions Intensity by over 30%. (Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions divided by Gross Value Added)

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