Laboratory Services

Products Description

Lab services

Cantel Medical has a national team of dedicated engineers fully supported by committed office staff able to provide a cost effective maintenance service for any clean air products and installations. Labcaire is a member of Safe Contractor and is ISO 9001 and 18001 accredited.

For a no obligation quotation upon request, contact our service team here or call us at +44 01275 793000.

Tests Available from the Laboratory Service Department

  • Anemometer/hot wire
  • Duct traverse pitot tube/balometer
  • Proportional balancing
  • Smoke qualitative examination
  • D.O.P.
  • Particle counts
  • KI discus (aperture retention)
  • Noise level
  • Light levels
  • Functional
  • Physical inspection
  • Remedial action and recommendation

Installations Covered

  • Class I, II, and III microbiological safety cabinets
  • Horizontal and vertical unidirectional (Laminar) airflows
  • Cabinets enclosures
  • Powder handling cabinets
  • Fume cupboards
  • LEV (initial appraisal and thorough examination and test)
  • Clean rooms and containment suites
  • Filtration systems
  • Air handling units (also deep clean)
  • Controls

Standards and Guidelines

  • ISO-14644 series: clean rooms and associated control environments
  • The Orange guide
  • EU GMP Annex1:2008
  • PD6609:2000: environmental cleanliness in enclosed spaces
  • EN12469: biotechnology-performance criteria for microbiological safety cabinets
  • ACDP/HSC 2001: the management, design, and operation of microbiological containment laboratories
  • HTM 03-01: specialist ventilation for healthcare premises
  • C.O.S.H.H:2002 regulation 7, 8, and 9
  • HSG258: Second edition 2011: controlling airborne contaminants at work
  • BSEN 14175:2008 fume cupboard
  • BS 7528: laboratory fume cupboard
  • BS7989: re-circulatory fume cupboards
  • IEC 61010-1 2001 (BSEN61010-1 2001): safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use-part 1 general requirements

Scope of Testing for Filtration-Fume Cupboards

  • Check interior/exterior condition.
  • Check access flaps and hinges.
  • Check all service provisions.
  • Check light source/switches.
  • Face velocity measured and recorded.
  • Check air monitoring control.
  • Check air flow alarm set point.
  • Check carbon/HEPA filter condition alarm and calibration.
  • Carry out aerosol/DOP challenge.
  • Check filters/pre-filters.*
  • Check all wiring circuits.
  • Check fan operation.
  • Check all seals.
  • Record results on record card.

Scope of Testing for Ducted Fume Cupboards

  • Check interior/exterior condition.
  • Check operation of sash/pulleys and cables.
  • Check all service provisions.
  • Check light source/switches.
  • Face velocity measured and recorded.
  • Duct and fan static pressure.
  • Duct velocity pressure and velocity conversion to m/s-1.
  • Check air monitoring control.
  • Check air flow alarm set points.
  • Check baffle-plate condition/positioning.
  • Check ducting integrity.
  • Check all wiring circuits.
  • Check fan/mountings/belts/bearings.
  • Check exterior vent and stacks where applicable.
  • Check containment at aperture.
  • Record results on record card.

Scope of Testing for Microbiological Safety Cabinets

  • Check interior/exterior condition.
  • Check fan/blower unit for balance/vibration/noise/mountings and flexible connections.
  • Check pre-filters.*
  • Check HEPA filter for mechanical damage.*
  • Check all filter and enclosure seals.
  • Airflow recorded and adjusts fan speeds if required.
  • Check air monitoring control,
  • Check air flow alarm set points.
  • Carry out DOP.
  • Check lighting intensity.*
  • Check UV tubes and control unit.*
  • Check pressure gauges/switches where applicable.
  • Check all wiring circuits.
  • Check all meters/contacts/relays/switches and sounders.
  • Carry out KI discus test (annually) (optional).
  • Record results on record card.

Scope of Testing for HLF-VLF Unidirectional (Laminar) Flow Cabinets

  • Check interior/exterior condition.
  • Check pre filters.*
  • Check fan/blower unit for balance/noise and mountings.
  • Airflow recorded and adjust fan speeds if required.
  • Check air monitoring control.
  • Check air flow alarm set points.
  • Carry out DOP.
  • Check pressure gauges/switches where applicable.
  • Check lighting intensity.*
  • Check UV tubes and control unit.*
  • Check service inlets and outlets.
  • Check all wiring circuits.
  • Check all meters/contacts/relays/switches and sounders.
  • Carry air quality particulate tests.
  • Record results on record card.

* These parts will be changed if required (from customer's stock).

Available in UK, European Union, and international markets. Not currently available in the US.


Labcaire is an ISO 9001 & ISO 18001 accredited company.
ISO 9001, 18001
Certification No: 0954499

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