faster - microbiological safety cabinet safefast elite
faster – microbiological safety cabinet safefast elite

SafeFAST Elite Class I Microbiological Safety Cabinets have been adopted worldwide in use for personnel and environmental protection while handling low and moderate pathogenic agents, in a wide range of disciplines in applications such as: Microbiology, Virology, Hematology, Cell culture, Genetics, recombinant DNA.

SafeFAST Elite Class I are microbiological safety cabinets according to EN 12469:2000. They are designed to provide operator and environmental protection but are not designed to protect the product.

The unit is an open-fronted exhaust cabinet inside of which operator can carry out manipulations of low and moderate risk biological agents. The room air flowing in to provide containment and before being exhausted, the air is filtered through a G3 pre-filter and an H14 HEPA/ULPA filter.

Air from external environment is directly drawn inside the working chamber preventing from the pathogens being split to the external environment. Inlet air is filtered by means of G3 pre-filter located behind the rear panel before being exhausted in the environment through the H 14 HEPA/ULPA filter positioned on the top of the equipment.

ECS® Eco Controling System: The new ECS® microprocessor employs the latest innovative methods of integrated management of all principal functions of ventilation and filtration – self-regulating all the main filtration and ventilation system components – compensating for declining pressure drops and restoring power balance. Combining the use of AC motor-blower and certified low pressure-drop filters, the new ECS® controlling system optimize power consumption, reducing CO2 emissions into the environment

Silent Operation: The TNT plenum, the structures of the electric motor of the fan fitted on their antivibration mounts and the software itself designed to provide optimum air handling characteristics guarantee quiet operation of this silent safety cabinet, with sound-pressure levels recorded way below the parameters specified in the current EN:12469 European Standard for Microbiological Safety Cabinets. The fan system assures that no part of the cabinet is under positive contaminated pressure to the laboratory, thus preserving environment and personnel from bio-contamination risks.

Anti Bacterial Coating: Exclusive Dupont™ ALESTA® anti-bacterial “Ag+ cations-based solution”, capable to prevent microbial contamination of surfaces thereby inhibiting long term surface growth.

Easy handling and maintenance: The cabinet can pass through standard 800 mm wide door openings. In fact, the overall depth of the cabinet can be reduced to approx. 777 mm by removal of the rear panel. All service operations are available from the front of the cabinet.

Automatic safety service connections for gas and vacuum and one (for size 209 and 212) or two (for size 215 and 218) electrical socket(s) fitted as standard in each size model.

Ergonomic Design: The angled sloping (7°) front stratified safety-glass sash provides optimum visibility of all objects placed in the interior workspace. The sash is electrically operated. Pressing the appropriate touch-sensitive keys will completely open or completely close down the sash. The standard sash-height opening during work is set to 200 mm. Alternative sash-height settings (250-160mm) by the factory are possible upon request. The whole front of the safety cabinet – which includes the sash mechanism – can also be opened upwards as it is hinged on the top – in order to allow easy access for complete and effective cleaning and decontamination.

External structure in epoxy powder coated cold-rolled steel for excellent corrosion resistance to the attack by aggressive common chemicals. Alternatively special models with external structure made in AISI 304L stainless steel for superior cleanability are also available on demand.

Rear wall in stainless steel AISI 304 L, designed to conform to requirements and pass the “cleanability test” according to EN12469:2000.

Work surface in stainless steel AISI 316L consisting of sections (or in one piece upon request) which are easily removable for carrying out routine cleaning and/or autoclaving sterilization procedures; closed or perforated on request.

Front window: electrically operated vertically sliding safety glass sash window.

Prefiltration: Inlet G3 pre-filter efficiency 80≤AM≤90 according to EN 779 and UNI 10339 fitted in stainless steel grid positioned in the rear panel of the working area.

Re-circulating and extractor fan: SafeFAST Elite class I are supplied with single centrifugal fan.

Filtration: H14 HEPA/ULPA filter with an efficiency better than 99,995 % MPPS (EN-1822).

Operation Condition: Air cleanliness in Class ISO 3 as per ISO:EN 14644-1.

The user-friendly practical keyboard and the rear-lit LCD will continuously display all required data keeping the user constantly informed of the cabinet conditions in operation, and in particular:

  • display of laminar airflow velocity and frontal air barrier velocity
  • display of inside and outside temperature
  • display of residual lifetime of HEPA/ULPA filter, UV Lamp and activated carbon filter (if fitted)
  • display of total number of hours of operation
  • display of saturation level of HEPA/ULPA filter.

Audio-visual alarms provided for:

  • out of range or incorrect laminar airflow velocity and frontal air barrier velocity
  • incorrect position of front sash-window
  • clogging of HEPA/ULPA filters
  • end of life-cycle of UV lamp and saturation of activated carbon filter (if fitted)
  • blockage in the exhaust duct ( if fitted )
  • fan-motor malfunction
  • power failure

Lighting: fluorescent tubes in built-in housing, placed outside the contaminated area

D.O.P.-DEHS inlet port for testing the HEPA/ULPA filter.

Magnetic and removable UV sterilizing lamp (optional) that can be easily placed in each area of the back wall. It is completed with two switch-off countdown timers, one variable on a 0-3 hours scale (1 minute steps), the other set to 3 fixed hours.

Width [cm]180
Motor-blowersSingle fan
Technical sheet
Useful dimension (mm) WxDxH1497x580x740
Overall dimension [mm] WxDxH1655x781x1545 (*)
Noise level (dbA)54
Working Aperture (mm)200
Exhaust flow rate (m3/h)760
Lighting level (lux) >1000
Weight (kg)215
Electrical data [230V – 50H] (**)230 V – 50 Hz
(*) overall depth can be reduced to :
(**) different voltage/frequency available upon request