Biohazard Safety Cabinets (BSC) are used in all those situations where it is necessary to protect the operator and the environment from harmful effects deriving from the uncontrolled spread of airport contaminants and, in equal measure, until no environmental interference of a microbiological nature involves and compromises the product during its manipulation. They are normally used in the laboratories of Microbiology, Virology, Haematology, Cell cultures. They find an ever-increasing use in innovative research fields and in particular for the manipulation of:

• Oncogenic viruses

• Recombinant DNA

• Pathogens

Regarding the correct use and correct application of the equipment covered by this technical data sheet, reference should be made to the regulations in force in the relevant countries of use.

The BIOBAN series cabins produced by ALS are defined as:

  • BIOHAZARD as they manage to satisfy the performances described in the following paragraphs.
  • Class II in that they are equipped with a partial front working opening designed to allow the intake of 30% of the total air in play at a minimum speed of 0.4 m / s and a recirculation system of the remaining 70% which is sent on the laminar flow work area at an average speed of 0.4 m / s (as defined by the EN 12469 standards).
  • Type A1, according to NSF 49 (U.S.A.) regulations, as they can be used in safety conditions even by returning the portion of expelled air from the front barrier to the environment.

External structure in epoxy powder coated cold-rolled steel for excellent corrosion resistance to the attack by aggressive common chemicals.

Rear wall in epoxy coated steel, designed to conform to requirements and pass the “cleanability test” according to EN12469:2000.

Work surface (perforated) in AISI 304L consisting of sections (or in one piece upon request) which are easily removable for carrying out routine cleaning and/or autoclaving sterilization procedures (closed surface upon request). Front window: electrically operated vertically sliding safety glass sash window.

Re-circulating and extractor fan: supplied with single centrifugal fan.

Servicing side glass with ports for service taps installation.

Filtration: H14 HEPA/ULPA filters with an efficiency better than 99,995 % MPPS (EN-1822).

Operation Condition: Air cleanliness in Class ISO 3 as per IS EN 14644-1.

The user-friendly practical keyboard and the rear-lit LCD will continuously display all required data keeping the user constantly informed of the cabinet conditions in operation

Magnetic and removable UV sterilizing lamp (optional) that can be easily placed in each area of the back wall. It is completed with two switch-off countdown timers, one variable on a 0-3 hours scale (1-minute steps), the other set to 3 fixed hours.

Lighting: fluorescent tubes in built-in housing, placed outside the contaminated area

D.O.P.- DEHS inlet port for testing the HEPA/ULPA filters