FAQ

What is Calibration?

All equipment must be calibrated at regular intervals as defined by the manufacturers. Your equipment should be calibrated as often as necessary to ensure the level of accuracy needed for the application is provided.

What are the benefits of getting my unit calibrated?

There are many benefits to properly maintaining calibrated equipment, including:

  • Reduced measurement errors
  • Consistency between measurements
  • Increased production yields
  • Assurance you are making accurate measurements

What are the differences between a Laminar Flow Unit and a Microbiological Safety Cabinet?

Class II microbiological safety cabinet is for product & user protection. A Laminar Flow unit is for product protection only.

How often should a Fume Cupboard be serviced?

We recommend all Fume cupboards are serviced a minimum of every 12 months, depending on usage.

What standards are the fume cupboards tested to:

BS EN 14175

What is the best sash working positon?

We recommend that fume cupboards are tested to a height of 500mm. We would recommend that the sash is as closed as possible whilst working at the station or closed fully when processes are running.

How can I tell if the airflow is correct on the monitor:

The most effective way to ensure that the airflow is correct is to have your monitor routinely calibrated by a qualified engineer.

What do I do if my fume cupboard is alarming:

For safety reasons, stop using the fume cupboard, call your facility manager or contact NSP direct.

What does DOP test stand for:

Dispersed Oil Particular test. This test challenges the efficiency of a HEPA filter.

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