Analysis and certification of biological safety cabinets and chemical fume hoods

Certification of biological safety cabinets and chemical fume hoods

When a biological safety cabinet is well maintained and operated, it provides maximum protection for the operator and the environment. Having a biological safety cabinet certified at least once a year is the most important factor in ensuring that it is functioning properly.

Certification for a biological safety cabinet involves a series of hood performance analyses, according to the manufacturer’s specifications and following the recommendations of NSF-49, the internationally recognized standard for certifying biological safety cabinets. All of our technicians are trained and certified by the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) and regularly follow refresher courses to upgrade their expertise.

Primary analyses

  • Downflow velocity
  • Inflow velocity test
  • HEPA filter integrity
  • Smoke pattern test
  • New installation validation

Secondary analyses

  • Grounding analysis
  • Electrical circuit resistance
  • Sound level
  • Lighting
  • Cabinet integrity (if necessary)
  • Vibrations

Do you have any questions about certifying biological safety cabinets or chemical fume hoods? Contact us.

Other scientific equipment certifications

Analytiqs is also the industry’s authority on certifying the following:

  • Centrifuges (all brands) (ISO 17025)
  • Spectrophotometers
  • pH meters
  • Thermometers (ISO 17025)

We also offer balance calibration in accordance with ISO 17025, in collaboration with Balance Canada. Contact us for more information.