FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does not come with the HAL Extraction Booth or Hood?

Not included in the retail price of the HAL Extraction Booth or Hood are:

  • Fire suppression (a standalone system can be purchased for an additional charge.)

  • Installation of the Booth/Hood (HAL Extraction does not offer installation)

  • HVAC ducting (The Booth/Hood must be ducted to the exterior)

  • Installation of the electrical systems (A licensed electrician is required to connect the Booth/Hood to the building’s power supply.)

  • Coordinating Booth/Hood assembly, ducting, and electrical installation are the sole responsibility of the customer.

What is the HAL Extraction Booth/Hood made of?

The Booth and Hood are made of custom-engineered 18-gauge powder-coated steel. All Booth and Hood components are UL listed including the control panel, and the Booth itself carries a UL Certification.

 

What is included in the retail price?

The following items are included in the cost of each UL Certified HAL Extraction Booth: ALL components listed below are UL Listed.

  • CI/D1 Exhaust and Supply fan packages, including motors.

  • CI/D1 Interior Lights

  • The explosion-proof infrared gas detection sensor

  • Fire-rated door with exit hardware (panic bar, automatic closure),

  • Exterior Sound and Light Alarms,

  • Applicable hazardous location electrical fittings to exit the classified space

  • Utility penetration plate with fire-rated hole seals,

  • Custom Engineered Control Panel that provides power to all individual components

  • NFPA Diamond and No Smoking Sign.

 

The following items are included in the cost of each HAL Extraction Hood: ALL components listed below are UL Listed.

  • CI/D1 Exhaust fan package, including motor.

  • CI/D2 Interior Lights

  • The explosion-proof infrared gas detection sensor

  • Exterior Sound and Light Alarms,

  • Applicable hazardous location electrical fittings to exit the classified space

  • Utility penetration plates with fire-rated hole seals,

  • Custom Engineered Control Panel that provides power to all individual components

  • NFPA Diamond and No Smoking Sign.

 

We also provide tech support and all necessary documentation for the approval process at no additional charge!

EXTRACTION BOOTH AND HOOD

Can I get a custom Extraction Booth/Hood?

HAL Extraction can usually accommodate custom engineering requests. Custom engineering is available at an additional cost and will affect lead time. Any custom engineering charges are required to be paid upfront and are not refundable.

Can I put the your products outside?

No, Neither the HAL Extraction Booth nor Hood is designed to be used outdoors. We have partnered with another company, Agronomic Pods, which has retrofitted shipping containers with our technology for an outdoor solution.

Does the Booth/Hood come with a warranty?

HAL Extraction warrants that at the time of delivery each Booth or Hood will comply with applicable drawings and will be free from defects in workmanship and material.  These warranties shall run to the Buyer, its successors, and assigns.  This warranty is valid for twelve (12) months after the Seller’s shipment of the Product. The warranty period for Seller’s repair or replacement of the failed product only, covered by the warranty, shall be the unexpired portion of the original warranty or 6 months after the shipment of the repaired or replaced product, whichever is longer.

What is your refund policy?

Cancellations made within 30 days of order and prior to shipment are subject to a 20% restocking fee, and the customer will be eligible for a refund of 80% of the deposit. Cancellations made by Buyer prior to shipment due to denial of approval from Buyer’s Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) are eligible for a 100% refund of all funds paid.  Written documentation from the AHJ and project engineer or architect indicating denial of approval must be provided for this refund. No refunds will be made after shipment. Eligible refunds will be paid to the Buyer within 90 days of cancellation. Custom Booth/Hood orders are not eligible for a refund under any circumstance.

Is the HAL Extraction Booth/Hood temperature controlled?

No. The HAL Extraction Booth comes standard with a make-up air system. Make-up air can be supplied from a conditioned room in which the Booth is installed or from the outdoors. A temperature control system can be incorporated into the ductwork of the Booth, we recommend coordinating with your HVAC engineer. The HAL Extraction Fume Hood draws air from the surrounding space, which may or may not is conditioned.

Can I run utilities, such as compressed air, electrical or water lines, into the Booth/Hood?

Our Extraction Booths and Hoods come with one or two Utility Penetration Plates, which contains 16 pre-punched penetrations. You will be able to run the necessary heating and cooling lines through these penetrations. The different dimensions are :  (2x) 3/4”, (4x) 1 1/8”, (8x) 1 3/8″, (2x) 1 3/4”. We also provide fire-rated hole seals for these penetrations when they are not being used.  Any electrical components installed in the HAL Extraction Booth must be rated for a Class I, Division 1 space. Any electrical components installed in the HAL Extraction Fume Hood must be rated for a Class I, Division 2 space.

 

TECHNICAL 

Are the lights interlocked with the ventilation?

Yes, per NFPA 38.6.2.3.4;

“All electrical components within the extraction room shall be interlocked with the hazardous exhaust system such that room lighting and other extraction room electrical equipment will only operate when the exhaust system is in operation.”

In accordance with this regulation, the lights inside of the HAL Extraction Booth and Hood can only be turned in conjunction with the ventilation.

Does the Extraction Booth have a make-up air system?

Yes, HAL Extraction provides both a make-up air (supply) fan and a ventilation (exhaust) fan with each of our Booths.

Can I bring makeup air from outside?

Yes. Make-up air can be supplied from the outside environment or from your building. Per NFPA 33 (2018) 7.5 “air exhausted from [areas] shall not be recirculated”. When bringing in air from the outside make sure you are not recycling the exhaust air.

Where should the exhaust ducting be vented from/to in the HAL Extraction Booth/Hood?

Per NFPA 33 (2018) 7.4;

Air exhausted from [operations] shall be conducted by ducts directly to the outside of the building. Exhaust ducts shall follow the shortest route to the point of discharge.

 

Both the HAL Extraction Booth and Hood requires 12″ or 18″ ducting to comply with this regulation and successfully duct your unit to the outdoors.

Do air flow rates change automatically?

Yes. Both the HAL Extraction Booth and Hood have a sensor that communicates with the exhaust system’s controller to change the air flow rate accordingly. The Booth and Hood operate at the Base Air Flow Rate until atmospheric concentrations reach 10% or more of the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) for your solvent.

Can I manually increase the air flow rate?

Yes. If your particular jurisdiction requires emergency evacuation controls, HAL Extraction can provide these components and programming at an additional cost.

What are the Air Changed per Hour (ACH)?

The Air Changes per Hour vary across out 13 different Extraction Booths.

The Model 85U (our smallest Extraction Booth) provides a minimum 43 Air Changes per Hour at the Base Air Flow Rate, and provides a minimum of 129 ACH at the Purge Air Flow Rate.

The Model 215U provides a minimum 17 ACH at the Base Air Flow Rate, and provides a minimum of 51 ACH at the Purge Air Flow Rate.

***The Critical Flow Series Booths provide double the ACH of the same sized Classic Series Booths***

What are the electrical requirements?

Both the HAL Extraction Booth and Hood (along with all of their components) require a 208VAC single-phase circuit for the Booth’s/Hood’s electrical systems. All other extraction equipment should draw power from a separate circuit.

Can I power the Booth/Hood with 3-phase power?

No. The Booth and Hood are designed to run off a single-phase 208VAC circuit. In the event that your space only has 3-phase power available, a step-down transformer will need to be installed by a licensed electrician.

Do I need a stand-alone fire suppression system?

The HAL Extraction Booth and Fume Hood do not come standard with an automatic fire suppression system. However, Per NFPA 1 (2018) 38.6.2.5 an automatic fire suppression system is required inside of the Booth/Hood. “An automatic suppression system shall be provided within hoods, or enclosures, including ductwork”.

 

We offer as an additional package a standalone automatic fire suppression system. Included in the price for this package is the materials for the powder-based system as well as coordination of installation and assembly.

 

As an alternative, and often cost-effective approach, to purchasing a standalone fire suppression system, the HAL Extraction Booth and Fume Hood can be tied into a building-wide sprinkler system, by integrating sprinkler heads inside of the Booth/Hood, exhaust plenum, and exhaust duct.

 

CODE, COMPLIANCE, & DOCUMENTATION

Can I get documentation to submit to the city?

Yes, HAL Extraction provides the necessary documentation for Booth’s/Hood’s approval process. For every unit, we provide a full set of annotated drawings.

Is the HAL Booth/Hood fire rated?

The Booth’s door assembly has a 90-minute fire rating, there is no fire rating on the walls. The HAL Extraction Booth and Fume Hood comply with both NFPA 33 (2018) 5.3.2 and NFPA 1 (2018) Chapter 38 6.1.1.2 construction requirements for cannabis extraction facilities.

 

A fire rating is not required for the walls so long as you comply with NFPA 33 (2018) 5.5;

 

“Booths shall be separated from other operations by a minimum distance of 915 mm (3 ft) or by a partition, wall, or floor/ceiling assembly having a minimum fire resistance rating of 1 hour”.

In which states is the HAL Booth/Hood approved?

The HAL Extraction Booth is UL Certified, a nationally recognized safety listing. All of our Booth models and Fume Hood models have also been reviewed by a third party professional engineer, Pressure Safety Inspectors (PSI) licensed in all 50 states.

Do you provide tech support?

Yes. After we ship out the Booth/Hood, we have a team of highly-trained specialists to help with questions about the installation and operation of the HAL Extraction Booth/Hood. Additionally, we provide support to help our customers navigate the submittal and approval process.

Do you have a PE stamp?

Yes. The HAL Extraction Booth is PE Reviewed for LPG extraction and Class IB flammable liquid extraction by Pressure Safety Inspectors (PSI). The HAL Extraction Hood is PE Reviewed for ethanol extraction and post-extraction processing by Pressure Safety Inspectors (PSI). We will provide a letter as requested from our independent licensed professional engineers with regards to the certification status of the HAL Extraction Booth/Hood. Any additional documentation required will be sent to your jurisdiction directly.

Can I keep my solvent in it for storage?

Storage of butane or propane is prohibited within the HAL Extraction Booth. Ethanol may be stored in the HAL Extraction Booth and Hood.

 

SHIPPING & INSTALLATION

Where do you ship these Booths/Hoods?

We currently ship HAL Extraction Booths and Hoods to the contiguous United States of America, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Alaska.

Is shipping and handling included in the retail price of the Booth/Hood?

Shipping & Handling is not included in the retail price of the HAL Extraction Booth or Hood. Prices vary based on your location and order. Contact our sales team today for a shipping quote at 720-504-4726.

Does the Booth/Hood come pre-assembled?

The Booth/Hood does not come pre-assembled. HAL Extraction does not provide installation, but we do provide a fantastic installation manual. 2-3 people can assemble the Booth/Hood in less than 2 days. HAL Extraction also offers installation services worldwide with a certified team of HAL installation technicians.

How is the Booth/Hood anchored to the floor?

Both the HAL Extraction Booth and Hood are anchored to the floor with (3) 3/8” zinc plated drop anchors per panel. Each anchor is rated at 460lbs Pullout strength and 490lbs Shear strength. Values are 25% of the ultimate value.

Can I mount the control panel anywhere on the Booth/Hood or somewhere else in my space?

The control panel can be mounted anywhere on the exterior of the Booth/Hood as long as it is more than 3 feet from the door and/or the Utility Penetration Plate. It can also be mounted remotely. The control panel can not be mounted inside of the Booth/Fume Hood.

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