Clean Bench Testing
The standard Laminar flow hood certification includes Air Velocity Testing to document and obtain an acceptable airflow and calculated total CFM volume, meeting the manufacturer’s specifications. The HEPA Filter Integrity Test is also performed to document acceptance, no leak in excess of .01% of the upstream challenge concentration.
Additional testing may include: Particle Count Classification, Viable Environmental Sampling, Sound Level Testing, Florescent Light Testing, Ultra-Violet Light Testing, Electrical Testing, Vibration Testing, and Temperature/Humidity Testing.
All testing conforms to applicable current test standards, which are denoted on every electronically generated test report. No handwritten illegible reports from Air Safe! Our reports are generated in the field, and then reviewed at our office to ensure accuracy. A compliance certificate is issued and applied to the unit denoting test date, status, and re-certification due date.
Air Safe provides certification, preventative maintenance, and repairs for all types of hoods as well as other related air cleaning equipment.
Which Standards are these types of devices tested to?
The national standard used by Air Safe to certify the hood's performance is the IES-RP-CC-002.2, Laminar Air Flow Devices. Often these hoods are tested to the manufacturer's guidelines, which generally follow the IEST guidelines.
Other standards apply to some of the additional tests available. These may include:
- ISO 14644; Cleanrooms & Associated Environments (supersedes FED 209E)
- IEST-RP-CC-034.2; HEPA and ULPA Filter Leak Test (referenced in 002.2)
- NSF 49-Annex “E” (guidelines for light, vibration and electrical testing)
Air Safe supports equipment manufactured by:
Abatement Technologies, Agnew Higgins, Abbott Laboratories, Air Control, American Scientific, Atmos Tech, Baker Company, Bellco, Bio Quest, BBL, Bio Safe, Bio Clean, Capt Air, Canadian Cabinets, CCI, CCL Classic Modular, Clean Air Products, Clear Air Systems, Dexon, Duralab, EACI, Envirco, Esco, Fisher Scientific, Flow Sciences, Forma Scientific, Gelaire, Germfree Labs, Gruenburg, Hamilton Industries, Hemco, Hoffman, Holten, Howorth Air, HR Inc, I.S.O. Tech Design, Integrated Air Systems, Iroquois, Isle Industries, Johnston Labs, Kendro, Kewaunee Scientific, La Calhene, Lab Products, Labconco, Laminaire, Laminar Flow Inc, Lerner Labs, Lipshaw, MIC, Microviod, Microzone, Modular, Mopec, NuAire, Pureaire Corp, Sci-Med, Sterilaire, St. Charles, Thermo Fisher (Forma) Scientific, Torit, Veco, Weber, Westinghouse, and all forms of manufactured cleanrooms.
Air Safe works directly with the manufacturers to provide you with all of your warranty related services for your equipment. Don’t see your equipment manufacturer listed here? No problem! We have a database full of testing specifications accumulated over time and update it with each new piece of equipment we come across to ensure consistent testing every certification.