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SafeFAST Premium class II A1/A2 Microbiological Safety Cabinets belong to the latest generation of laminar airflow systems manufactured by Faster, in which the choice of materials of construction of the highest quality guarantees conformity to the strictest safety standards.

Faster SafeFAST Premium are Microbiological Safety Cabinets – designed and built to performance requirements of the EN-12469:2000 European Standard and NSF/ANSI 49 American Standard, with 70% of the air re-circulated via the main Class H14 HEPA/ULPA filter within the cabinet, whilst the remaining 30% is discharged through an exhaust Class H14 HEPA/ULPA filter. Primarily conceived for pharmaceutical industries, SafeFAST Premium cabinets may be offered whenever your clients are looking for low levels of power consumptionCO2emissions and the lowest noise levels.

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The ambient air is drawn in from the slots at the stainless-steel base of the front opening and it then passes under the work surface, from where it is drawn up and blown into the plenum of the re-circulating and exhaust fan(s).

The “bio-dynamic sealing system” of the negative pressure plenum ensures that all contaminated particles are kept inside the system and are automatically drawn to the plenum or pressure chamber to be captured by the main re-circulating and exhaust H 14 HEPA/ULPA filters. The fan system assures that no part of the cabinet comes ever under positive contaminated pressure to the laboratory, thus protecting and preserving the environment and operating personnel from exposure to agents of bio-contamination.

70% of the filtered air is re-circulated (after passing through a H14 HEPA/ULPA filter) in an air cleanliness in Class ISO 3, according to ISO 14644-1 laminar flow pattern downwards into the work chamber and the remaining 30% is exhausted to atmosphere through another H14 HEPA/ULPA filter.

The lowest power consumption: SafeFAST Premium offers outstanding energy efficiency performance with a power consumption value rated to 84,4 Watt at operational mode in conformity to EN 12469:2000. This performance is achieved combining innovative solutions such as DC blowers, low pressure drop H14 HEPA/ULPA filters, low power consumption LED light.

The lowest noise level: SafeFAST Premium recorded unmatched sound pressure level of 42,5 dB(A) and it is the most silent cabinet worldwide. Working with SafeFAST Premium, the operators will experience the real sound of silence. The unit is such silent that it is difficult to say if it is running or not. Thanks to direct current low power consumption motorblowers, innovative plenum design and certified low pressure drop H14 HEPA/ULPA filters, SafeFAST Premium recorded noise level performance way below the parameters specified in the current EN 12469:2000

The lowest CO2 Emissions: Inspired by environment awareness, SafeFAST Premium boasts the lowest CO2 emission value equal to 163 Kg/year as a result of advanced technical solutions and choice of materials.
High Level Lighting: Wide safety glass side-windows with the ideal positioning and sizing of LED lights system, provide the highest lighting level (> 1000Lux ) to the work area. A dimmer is available as standard fitting to adjust light intensity.

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 160 mm. Alternative sash-height settings (250-200mm) 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.

Real Laminar AirFlow: Frontal screen 7° sloped as well as back side wall to convey in unidirectional pattern the air flow. As a consequence, the front and back panels are parallel one with the other and there is the real presence of Laminar AirFlow in the whole working area.

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 DC motor-blowers and certified low pressure-drop filters, the new ECS® controlling system optimize power consumption, reducing CO2 emissions into the environment.

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.

Inflatable gasketing is also available as an option to provide effective sealing of the internal workspace of the chamber for purposes of fumigation/sterilization and when gas-tight is needed.

Protection grid: A protection grid made of AISI 304L stainless steel is provided inside the part behind the rear panel (where air flows), in order to avoid the tissue used during cleaning operations be sucked in the motor-blower causing the failure of the blower and other damages.

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.

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.

Re-circulating and extractor DC fans: SafeFAST Premium is supplied with double centrifugal DC fan ( main and exhaust ) to provide complete operator, product and environmental protection. Moreover it is designed and is also suitable to discharge the filtered air outside the laboratory through a ducting system if required.

Filtration: Low pressure drop H14 HEPA/ULPA filters with an efficiency better than 99,995 % MPPS (EN-1822). These filters are tailored for the unit SafeFAST Premium with increased media filtration for double filter lifetime.

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 filters, UV Lamp and activated carbon filter (if fitted)
  • display of total number of hours of operation
  • display of saturation level of HEPA/ULPA filters.

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

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

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]120
Motor-blowersSingle fan
Technical sheet
Useful dimension (mm) WxDxH1192x580x740
Overall dimension [mm] WxDxH1350x855x1545 (*)
Noise level (dbA)<42,5
Working Aperture (mm)160
Exhaust flow rate (m3/h)390
Lighting level (lux)> 1200
Weight (kg)195
Electrical data [230V – 50H] (**)230 V – 50 Hz
Current consumption (A)0,6
(*) overall depth can be reduced to : <800mm to pass through any door/aisle:
(**) different voltage/frequency available upon request