Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC) Certification & Decontamination

BSC Certification & Testing

Triumvirate Environmental offers expertise in biological decontamination services and performs NSF/ANSI 49 standard biological safety cabinet testing and certification for all cabinet types. Request a free BSC consultation today with our experts (see form at the bottom of page).

Our standard BSC certification includes:

  • Air Velocity Testing: Intended to document and obtain an acceptable airflow and calculated total CFM volume, meeting the manufacturer's specifications.
  • HEPA Filter Integrity Testing: Performed to document acceptable performance of no leakage in excess of 0.01% of the upstream challenge concentration.
  • Visualization of Airflow Testing: Utilizes a smoke pattern assessment to visually identify airflow throughout the cabinet to ensure there are no "dead spots" or unusual areas.
  • Additional Testing (As Needed): Particle Count Classification, Viable Environmental Sampling, Sound Level Testing, Florescent Light Testing, Ultra-Violet Light Testing, Electrical Testing, Vibration Testing, and Temperature/Humidity Testing.

Safety, Service, and Expertise Guaranteed

Triumvirate Environmental's specialists have years of experience decontaminating sensitive, specialized equipment critical to research while also providing annual BSC certifications in accordance with NSF/ANSI Standard 49 to ensure proper environmental, personnel, and product protection.

But Triumvirate Environmental does more than just clean your biological equipment; our specialists partner with you to get to the root of the problem and implement procedures to avoid future contamination and protect the integrity of your equipment. We work to troubleshoot problems in the field to address performance issues, and we can arrange repairs and replacement of components. We service all filtered equipment, including those manufactured by Airflotek, Baker, Mystaire, NuAire, AirClean Systems, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Avantor, Esco, and Labconco.

BSC Decontamination Services

Biological safety cabinets and fume hoods are essential to many researchers' work, and preventing contamination is critical to protecting the integrity of experiments. In the event of a contamination, Triumvirate Environmental’s experts are the ones to contact. 

For an effective decontamination, our Triumvirate team uses chlorine dioxide, a validated and approved solution by NSF/ANSI Standard 49. Here are details on our approach to BSC decontamination:
  • Designed to be fast and safe (completed in 3-4 hours). Triumvirate is able to decontaminate 5 to 6 or more BSCs in one day.
  • Chlorine Dioxide is a "True Gas," therefore creates no condensation issues. Chlorine dioxide gas is validated for BSC decontamination by NSF/ANSI Standard 49.
  • Built-in charcoal gas-scrubbing unit allows technicians to remove chlorine dioxide without external venting, ultimately leaving no hazardous waste.
  • Triumvirate removes all internal and accessible components, any debris, and wipes with a disinfectant solution.
  • Triumvirate goes beyond what other providers offer. In addition to the thorough decontamination, our specialists also take the time to identify and understand the materials used inside the BSC to be certain the method will be effective.

Schedule Routine Maintenance and Repair

Prevent future biological safety cabinet contamination by being proactive. Triumvirate Environmental provides routine decontamination, maintenance, repairs, and filter change outs for all BSC types. Contact our team to schedule a routine that includes:

  • Decontamination of surfaces on a weekly, monthly, or routine basis
  • Bi-annual full decontamination
  • Full decontamination between operational changes
  • Full decontamination for relocation from one room/building to another
  • Full decontamination if contamination is identified
  • BSC filter replacements
  • BSC repairs
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