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Can Overcrowding a BSC Work Area Lead to a Loss of Containment?

Can Overcrowding a BSC Work Area Lead to a Loss of Containment?

Explore the effect that overcrowding can have on your biological safety cabinet

The Baker Company

Work conducted in biological safety cabinets (BSCs) is a common sight in many laboratories worldwide, but some misconceptions about their capabilities sometimes arise. A BSC used for storage of materials or the air grilles or grates blocked is often observed, but no conclusive evidence has shown whether this will affect the BSC's performance.

This application note will guide you through the effect of overcrowding a cabinet as well as blocking off the front grille to determine if it will maintain ISO Class 5 air cleanliness.

Access this free application note, compliments of Baker.