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Document ID (ISN)38566
CIS number 82-1634
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stuart D.G., Greenier T.J., Rumery R.A., Eagleson J.M.
Title Survey, use, and performance of biological safety cabinets
Bibliographic information Apr. 1982, Vol.43, No.4, p.265-270. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract The types of cabinet available, how they are designed to function, their proper use and their expected performance are discussed. A class II Type A biological safety cabinet was evaluated by challenge with Bacillus subtilis spores at line voltages of 85-130V in order to determine performance during simulated brownout and power surge conditions. With a 20.3cm high work opening the cabinet passed both personnel and product protection tests at all voltages. With a 25.4cm high work opening the cabinet passed the same tests with the exception of the personnel protection test at 85V. The motor-blower performance characteristics were adequate for this cabinet to perform its safety function over a considerable range of line voltages.
Descriptors (primary) exhaust hoods; biological hazards; laboratory work
Descriptors (secondary) local exhaust; microorganisms; evaluation of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ventilation
Biological hazards