We'll go over some things to keep in mind when choosing where a Biological Safety Cabinet should go in a room in this tutorial.
Since we all know, the effectiveness of a Biological Safety Cabinet
(BSC) is influenced by airflow patterns inside the room, particularly at the cabinet's front. As a result, it is critical to guarantee that this does not occur by following the rules given below:
● Biological Safety Cabinet must not be installed directly above or in front of airflow diffusers or exhaust vents.
● Biological Safety Cabinet should be placed away from the flow of laboratory staff. They should be near the end of an aisle if possible.
● Biological Safety Cabinet should not be positioned close to an entranceway. If this isn't possible, they must be located at least 60 inches from the entrance or 40 inches from a neighboring door.
Also, around BSCs, zones must be created:
● The minimal cabinet measurements for the Work Zone are 40” in the front and 12” across each side.
● A least 80” across opposite walls, 60” across opposite bench sections or infrequent traffic areas, and 40” between both the BSC and bench across a vertical wall should be included in the clear zone from around the cabinet.
● The BSCs in a room with many BSCs should preferably be spaced. If this isn't possible, a least of 120” between two cabinets opposite one another must be used.
● There must be at least 40” between two BSCs if they are put close to each other.
● BSCs must be spaced 48” along each perpendicular wall.
We hope that this article will assist you in determining how and where a Biological Safety Cabinet should be placed at your facility. We are here to help you with your choice