Containment


Downflow Containment Booths

Downflow Containment Booths are used extensively in the pharmaceutical industry to safeguard operators against harmful dusts generated during many manual powder handling operations. Clean air from the ceiling plenum is distributed evenly across the whole of the work area pushing any respirable dust generated downward and away from the operators breathing zone.

 


·  Guaranteed operator exposure levels of below 100µg/m³ TWA, which can be improved with the use of rigid ergonomic screens to below 10µg/m³ TWA.

·         Available in epoxy coated zintec steel, 304/316L stainless steel or a combination of both.

·       Various heights, widths and safe working depths to suit all applications.

·         Over 400 variations of heights, widths and safe working depths to suit all applications

·  Multiple stage filtration designs (over 6 configurations) to accommodate general nuisance dusts to high potency materials including bag in – bag out housings for safe filter change out.

·         Also reduced depth filter/fan technical spaces for low volume/low potency material processing enabling compact design dimensions to be achieved.

  
  

Glassware & Laminar flow Booths

Laminar flow and Glassware Containment Booths have been developed to protect personnel and surrounding environments from hazardous dusts, vapours and aerosols during reactions, distillation and general experimental work, normally undertaken in Kilo or developmental chemistry labs Labs.



The single pass airflow method ensures that the plant or glassware equipment enclosure is maintained under negative pressure and that all vapours are effectively drawn into the exhaust system. Unlike traditional walk-in fume hoods, Glassware Containment Booths offer operator protection to levels as low as 10µg/m³ TWA with 100% fresh air supply.

 

·        Open fronted or supplied with Hinged or sliding access doors with custom gloved access ports.

·         Integrated sumps for spillage collection

·         Utility penetrations to support reaction equipment

·        Ventilation can include filtration for airborne API control

  
  

Rigid Isolators

Offering maximum protection to operators, environments and process/products, both containment and Aseptic isolators are widely used to ensure maximum protection to your critical processes.

Typically 316L stainless steel and glass construction with on-board filtration packages to locally control the internal environment as well as protecting both the supply and exhaust air quality.

 

·         Protection levels can be as low as 10ng/m3 when defined procedures are followed

·         Ergonomic design to ensure maximum access proven by mock up assessment

·         Defined barriers between chambers to ensure pressure control and maximum protection is afforded

·         Crevice free fully welded stainless steel construction with inflatable seals surrounding access doors for cleanliness

  
  

Flexible Isolators

Widely used in the R&D and Laboratory arenas, flexible isolators are gaining popular place as a lower cost alternate to traditional rigid wall designs. The light weight tubular external frame provides support to the flexible bag envelope which is constructed with integrated glove ports for access to internal products and equipment. With a combination of filtration options and utility connections, very high levels of containment and operator protection can be attained.

 

 

·        Proven containment levels to below 1µg/m3 when defined procedures are followed

·        Replacement glove bag envelopes removed the need for stringent cleaning.

·        Self-contained systems with on-board filtration assures rapid set up  

·         Rapid installation and start up.

  
  

Custom Drum Workstations

Utilizing combinations of laminar, Downflow and isolation technology, custom drum processing booths are available to protect operators, products and environments during applications such as drum filling, decanting, sampling and general transfer. Using once thru airflow or recirculating technology dependant on the materials being processed, these systems are compact and provide maximum flexibility for access thru sliding doors, windows or glove ports.

 

·        Typically stainless steel construction with a variety of filtration options

·        Inflatable seals for greater protection during powder filling including nitrogen blanketing features.

·        Internal benches and shelving to support internal operations. 

  
  

Decontamination Showers (Fog + Air)

For environments where contamination may be present on operators protective clothing, fogging, misting and air showers or used to enable decontamination of the operators garments to remove the risk of facility contamination breach. These self-contained systems are provided with interlocked access doors, integrated base sumps and ultrasonic nozzles for creation of fine 5-10micron droplet size to ensure encapsulation of API contaminants while minimizing ‘wetting thru’ of Tyvec suits etc.

 

 

·         Fogging showers for API encapsulation.

·         Misting and chemical showers for heavier or liquid based decontamination.

·         Air showers for drying or decontamination prior to critical environment entry.