Once you have selected the Biosafety Cabinet depending on your requirement, one of the critical decisions to be made next is the location of the cabinet in your laboratory and the installation best practices.

You should thoroughly check the intended installation site to ensure it will meet the requirements for proper biosafety cabinet operation.

In this blog, we will look at the NSF guidelines to choose the best location for your BSCs.

KEY CRITERIA BEST PRACTICES
Location Don’t disrupt airflow patterns The cabinet should be located away from traffic patterns, doors, fans, ventilation registers, fume hoods and any other air-handling device that could disrupt its airflow patterns. 
Location Close the windows All windows in the room should be closed. 
Location Furthest from the entry door The BSC should be located at the wall furthest from and facing the entry door. If this is not possible, the BSC should be located on the side wall perpendicular to the hinge side of the door.
Clearances 6 inches
  • From adjacent walls or columns
  • Between two BSCs
  • Between both sides of the cabinet
  • Behind the BSC to allow for service operations
  • From an adjacent doorway hinge side
Clearances 20 inches
  • Between BSC and bench tops along a perpendicular wall
Clearances 40 inches
  • Of open space in front of the BSC
  • From an adjacent doorway swing side
Clearances 60 inches
  • From opposing walls, bench tops and areas of occasional traffic
  • From behind a doorway
Clearances 100 inches
  • Between two BSCs facing each other

Talk to us to purchase and safely install Kewaunee’s Interceptor Class II Biosafety Cabinets – the only NSF certified biosafety cabinet manufactured in India.

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