You may be buying a biological safety hood for the first time, or you may be wondering if you should replace the one you already own. Ideally, you should have your equipment inspected annually to check for corrosion and rust, both of which can occur either inside or outside the cabinet. Sometimes, parts will break down and need to be replaced. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why they would need to be entirely replaced, such as parts going obsolete. When that happens, you need to make sure to get the right hood for your needs.
The key to any cleanroom HVAC system is combining environmental controls with contaminant prevention. Your facility is unique in its requirements, but there's a fine line between exceeding profits and saving a multi-year research endeavor. That's why it is so important to partner with Atlantic technical Systems to create the best clean room HVAC system for your facility. These are some things to consider when developing a plan.
Because of critical work in pharmaceuticals, microbiology, and nanotechnology, the International Standards Organization established ISO classification standards. To assure safety, it's essential that biosafety cabinets (BSC) and clean rooms be certified.
Certification verifies that a biosafety cabinet provides the necessary safety and protection. Here are some things to know:
Labs, healthcare facilities, and manufacturing environments often require the storage, testing, and disposal of biologically hazardous materials. For the protection of personnel and the work environment, biological safety cabinets have been designed and classified to meet certain standards. Depending on the degree of material hazard, these cabinets are fitted with safety mechanisms like air filters and require regular tests to determine their efficacy. We provide cabinet testing and validation, and can help you understand biosafety cabinet classification.
A cleanroom refers to a highly-controlled environment containing a low level of pollutants. High-tech filters process the air that enters the cleanroom and removes particles from the air such as dust, chemical vapors, aerosols, and other airborne microbes. Cleanrooms are used across a variety of industries in processes where small particles can adversely affect outcomes. You are highly likely to encounter cleanrooms in semiconductor manufacturing, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies.
When you have a lab or a manufacturing facility that needs to stay sterile, called a cleanroom, one of the banes of your existence will be figuring out a cleanroom HVAC system. To be effective, cleanrooms can't have pollutants, chemical vapors, or airborne fungi or bacteria. Because ventilation systems can become homes for mold and bacteria, you'll also need a specific filtration system to keep your cleanroom in the target temperature range required. We can help you plan how to engineer your cleanroom.