Esco Airflow Cabinet Selection Guide

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Application Classification and Feature Protection Against Model Image Remarks

A

Allergen

B

Biohazard

C

Chemical Vapor

D

Hazardous Drugs

E

Environment

(Ambient)

A

Animal workstation
Animal procedure, anesthesia, cage transfer, bedding disposal, necropsy

Can accomodate trace amount of non-corrosive, non-flammable chemicals with exhaust collar, heating is NOT allowed

1 Single-Sided Animal Procedure, Class II A2 Biosafety

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VA2 If using Isoflurane gas, add exhaust collar and scavenger unit. Use SLC stand to move under 80" doors. Necropsy variant with sink is available.
2 Double-Sided Animal Transfer

VDA Comes with auto-lift to slide under 80" doors at min height. Quietest dual-sides animal cabinet in the market. ELISA- tested allergen containment.
3 Bedding Disposal

VBD Comes with removable 40 gal waste disposal bin and auto-lift to slide under 80" doors at min height. ELISA-tested allergen containment.

B

Biosafety Level 1, 2, 3
COVID-19, Gene and Cell therapy, Mammalian cell culture, Cancer and Pharma research

Can accomodate trace amount of non-corrosive, non-flammable chemicals with exhaust collar, heating is NOT allowed

1 Compact-sized, Class II A2

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AC2 Energy and space efficient. Lowest BSC in market at 55" height. Add exhaust collar when working with naturally evaporating chemicals.
2 Full-sized, Class II A2

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LA2 Ultimate safety and comfort. The most certified BSC in market. Add exhaust collar when working with naturally evaporating chemicals.
3 Machine enclosure, Class II A2

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AC2 - Large 25" usable depth and 36" interior height. Add Exhaust Collar for naturally evaporating chemicals. Use folding window for > 20" larger front opening.
4 Room-Sized Enclosure, Class II A2

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BioBooth 58" D x 34" D x 71" Workzone. Customizable to larger size. Add exhaust collar when working with naturally evaporating chemicals.
5 Total Exhaust, for Continuous Chemical Injection, Class II B2

LB2 Has built-in Exhaust Collar. Also can be used for small amount of non-corrosive flammable chemicals because vapor won't touch internal fan.

C

Compounding Pharmacy
Chemo drugs compounding, Epidural anesthetic injection

Can accomodate trace amount of non-corrosive, non-flammable chemicals with exhaust collar, heating is NOT allowed

1 Non-Hazardous, Sterile, USP-797

LHG, LHS

LHG: Glass Sides, to put camera outside the cabinet

LHS: Stainless Steel Sides, easier to clean

Use STC stand with casters

2 Hazardous, Non-Sterile, USP 800

PW1, ADC-E

PW1: single HEPA + collar

ADC-E custom: double HEPA

3 Hazardous, Sterile, USP 800

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AC2 Add exhaust collar to comply with USP 800. Only for naturally evaporating chemicals. Short 55" height for cleanrooms & mobile labs.

C

Chemical Fume Hood
General chemistry, Acid digestion chemistry, Radioisotope chemistry

Can accomodate wide-range of chemicals that include corrosive and flammable chemicals, heating is allowed

1 General Purpose Fume Hood (Ducted)

EFA Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Interior and Epoxy Resin Table. Suitable for a wide range of chemicals at larger amount. Heating allowed. C1D1 option.
2 Acid Digestion Fume Hood (Ducted)

EFQ Polypropylene Plastic Interior and Table. Suitable for a wide range of chemicals at larger amount. Heating is allowed. C1D1 option.
3 Radioisotope Fume Hood (Ducted)

EFI Stainless Steel 304 or 316 Interior and Table. Suitable for a wide range of chemicals at larger amount. Heating is allowed. C1D1 option.

D

Ductless Chemical Hood
General chemistry, Portable chemical hood, Clean room chemical hood

For limited-range of chemicals per selected carbon filter, heating is NOT allowed

1 Single-Layer Carbon Filter (Limited range of chemicals)

ADC-B Choose 1 from 8 different types of carbon filter. Suitable only for limited range of chemicals per selected carbon filter.
2 Double-Layer Carbon Filter (More range of chemicals)

ADC-C Choose 2 from 8 different types of carbon filter. Suitable only for limited range of chemicals per selected carbon filter.
3 Single-Layer Carbon + HEPA Filter (Chemical vapor and particulates)

ADC-E Choose 1 from 8 carbon filters. Limited range of chemicals per selected filter. Suitable for clean room, as HEPA filter captures the carbon particles

D

DNA Amplification
COVID-19, RNA reverse transcript

Using PCR method

1 PCR Cabinet

PCR Comes with UV lamp, foldable front cover, Blower, and HEPA Filter. Has lower airflow at 60 fpm instead of 90 fpm for Laminar Flow Cabinets.

E

Electronics Plant Tissue Culture
Electronics & Plant Tissue Culture Chip / PCB / Lens assembly, Plant disease resistance research

Only provides product protection, no operator protection

1 Small Electronics, Plant Tissue Culture: use Horizontal Laminar Flow Cabinet

LHG, LHS

LHG: Glass Sides, to put camera outside the cabinet

LHS: Stainless Steel Sides, easier to clean, better for ESD

Add Ion Bar for ESD application

2 Larger Electronics, Agar Plate Preparation: use Vertical Laminar Flow Cabinet

LVG, LVS

LVG: Glass Sides, more comfortable from claustrophobia

LVS: Stainless Steel Sides, easier to clean, better for ESD

Add Ion Bar for ESD application

3 Optics Inspection: use Vertical Laminar Flow Cabinet with Black Interior

LVS - Black Black Interior Walls and Work Surface for Optical Instrument Inspection