BIOSAFETY CABINET CERTIFICATION

NATA Accredited Testing of Biological Safety Cabinets

Airepure NATA certified technicians are accredited to perform various compliance tests to validate the self-contained laboratory enclosures known as biohazard cabinets or biosafety cabinets, as per the following Australian and International Standards:

  • AS 1807.1 – Determination of air velocity and uniformity in clean work stations, laminar flow safety cabinets and pharmaceutical isolators
  • AS 1807.3 – Determination of air velocity and uniformity in laminar flow clean rooms. Air volume change rates
  • AS 1807.5 – Determination of work zone integrity
  • AS 1807.6 – Determination of integrity for terminally mounted HEPA Filter installations.
  • AS 1807.7 – Determination of integrity for non-terminally mounted HEPA Filter installations.
  • AS 1807.8 – Particle Counting in work zone
  • AS 1807.10 – Determination of air pressure of cleanrooms
  • AS 1807.15 – Determination of illuminance
  • AS 1807.16 – Determination of Sound level in clean room
  • AS 1807.20 – Determination of sound level at installed work stations, safety cabinets and pharmaceutical isolators
  • AS 1807.21 – Determination of inward air velocity
  • AS 1807.22 – Determination of air barrier containment of laminar flow safety cabinets
  • AS 1807.23 – Determination of intensity of radiation from UV lamps
  • AS 1807.24 – Determination of recovery times of cleanrooms
  • AS/NZS 2243.3 Microbiological safety and containment
  • NSF/ANSI 49 Biosafety Cabinetry Certification (Annex F.2) Downflow Velocity
  • NSF/ANSI 49 Biosafety Cabinetry Certification (Annex F.3) Inflow Velocity (face velocity) test
  • NSF/ANSI 49 Biosafety Cabinetry Certification (Annex F.5) HEPA Filter Leak Test
  • NSF/ANSI 49 Biosafety Cabinetry Certification (Annex F.7) Site installation assessment tests
  • NSF/ANSI 49 Biosafety Cabinetry Certification (Annex F.9) Lighting intensity test
  • NSF/ANSI 49 Biosafety Cabinetry Certification (Annex F.11) Noise level test

At the conclusion of our comprehensive testing, you will receive a detailed analysis report and a NATA endorsed Certificate of Compliance to verify that your biological safety cabinet meets Australian and International Standard specifications.

Class I and Class II Biosafety Cabinet Testing

Airepure can provide NATA accredited testing services for the following:

  • Class I Biological Safety Cabinet / Biosafety Cabinet
  • Class II Type A1 Biological Safety Cabinet / Tissue Culture Hood (Biosafety Cabinet)
  • Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet / Tissue Culture Hood (Biosafety Cabinet)
  • Class II Type B1 Biological Safety Cabinet / Tissue Culture Hood (Biosafety Cabinet)
  • Class II Type B2 Biological Safety Cabinet / Tissue Culture Hood (Biosafety Cabinet)

In most cases, fumigation of biosafety cabinets is required prior to testing. Refer to our Decontamination Fumigation services for more details.

When should Biosafety Cabinets be certified?

  • On site, upon installation and/or commissioning, prior to use.
  • After any mechanical or electrical maintenance.
  • After filter replacement.
  • After re-location of clean work stations or safety cabinets.
  • Re-tested at least annually
  • Re-tested as required by appropriate regulatory authority.
  • In special circumstances, such as a significant change in the work program, or where impaired operation is suspected.
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