[Lab] Laser Update
darcy at siteware.com
Sun Jun 2 15:25:13 EDT 2013
What's the status of the laser? Is it relocated? Is it operational or not?
I started to talk about getting a fan but never heard back. So what's the
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On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Andrew Post <AndrewPost at andrewpost.ca>wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm Andrew, an undergrad Mechanical Engineering student at Carleton. I'm
> new and haven't visited the lab yet. A few ideas and comments after a few
> summers of HVAC installation.
> - I picked an 8" inline fan during the Glebe garage sale. ~$350MSRP for
> $20 used, ~580 cubic feet per minute. Elicent AXC 200B Data sheet here:
> - Most fan types will work for venting the laser. Shorter duct runs, with
> higher radius turns are preferred.
> - Use aluminum foil tape to seal the joints (surfaces need to be fairly
> clean), available at hardware stores. Duct tape disintegrates after a few
> months. Alternately a more permanent seal can be created with duct sealer,
> (borrow from an HVAC guy, see http://www.ductmate.com/product.aspx?id=23).
> I can help build a hood if the laser doesn't have a build in air
> collection system.
> Andrew Post
> Mechanical Engineering Student
> (613) 608 - 2556
> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 11:10 PM, Matthew Bells <matt at mbells.ca> wrote:
>> One of the important things that kwartzlab learned is the blower should
>> go at the exhaust end of the pipe… if you put is near the laser, it will
>> pressurize a leaky pipe with noxious fumes.****
>> ** **
>> Also, you probably want a blower if you don’t already have one to make
>> sure the lenses don’t get buildup of smoke residue.****
>> ** **
>> -Matt ****
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