Bio-Safety Cabinet Testing - Guaranteed Compliance
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) www.cdc.gov classifies BSCs into three classes.:6These classes and the types of BSCs within them are distinguished in two ways: the level of personnel and environmental protection provided and the level of product protection provided.
Cleanroom Facility Services specializes in bio-safety cabinet testing in Irvine, CA. Cabinets need to be maintenanced in regular pattern. Within this check, the air flow and the filter capacities are controlled. The filters have a limited life time. Depending on the lab environment and the type of samples used, the filter air flow-through is reduced over time. Recent cabinets measure the air flow-through constantly. If the flow-through is too low, there will be an alarm. Changing the filter should be limited to trained persons as the filter is potentially contaminated. When an UV light is used, this lamp should be checked and changed as well. UV lights decrease their power over time, resulting in suboptimal disinfection of the working area.
When a BSC is serviced or relocated, including replacement of HEPA filters, it must be gas decontaminated. Gas decontamination involves filling the BSC with a poisonous gas, most commonly formaldehyde gas.:25
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