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Document ID (ISN)58755
CIS number 92-1717
ISSN - Serial title 0001-2491 - ASHRAE Journal
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Simons C.G.
Title Specifying the correct biological safety cabinet
Bibliographic information Aug. 1991, Vol.33, No.8, p.31-34. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract Laboratories must now be designed to handle both chemical fume hoods and biological safety cabinets (BSCs). These devices provide different types of containment, therefore they cannot be substituted for each other. The article discusses the mechanical requirements of various categories of BSCs. Design issues include: physical dimensions; power requirements; location of the BSC in the laboratory; adjacency of peripheral equipment. Strategies for biohazard protection and chemical and radioisotopic hazard protection are outlined.
Descriptors (primary) laboratories; biological hazards; mechanical ventilation; laboratory equipment
Descriptors (secondary) design of equipment; exhaust ventilation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Ventilation
Biological hazards