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Safety cabinet service & testing including KI

With our expertise in this area, our qualified safety cabinet engineer is highly experienced and able to carry out KI Discus operator protection tests in line with BS EN12469.

Maintaining & Testing Safety Cabinets

There is a statutory requirement to carry out testing and validation of microbiological safety cabinets. Performance tests are carried out to BS EN12469 and include HEPA filter integrity, airflow velocity and visualization tests, operation of airflow indicators & alarms and KI-Discus (aperture protection factor) tests. KI-Discus test can also be carried out to determine product protection and cross contamination levels.

What is involved?

For all classes and makes of Microbiological Safety Cabinets, Clean Air Cabinets & Isolators

The KI-Discus test is required to be carried out on a 12 monthly routine basis to maintain acceptable performance. Cabinets located in ACDP containment level 3 laboratories should have the KI-Discus test carried out at six monthly intervals.

How can AirisQ help with Safety Cabinet Maintenance?

Our safety cabinet engineer has been fully trained and is highly experienced to carry out KI Discus operator protection tests in line with BS EN12469.

The KI-Discus test is required to enable operator protection factors and where appropriate, product protection and cross contamination factors for Class I and Class II open-fronted microbiological safety cabinets, laboratory fume cupboards and similar.

 

Benefits of using AirisQ for your safety cabinet service & testing

Compliance

meet your obligations under the statues.

Workplace Safety

keep your operators safe and reduce the risk of cross contamination.