Russell Urquhart looks at how the European Standard EN 14470-1 compares to those governing storage cabinets in Australia and how Australian consultants are using a risk-based alternative approach to the storage of hazardous products in laboratories and other facilities.
The University of Wollongong has announced its plans for an $80 million Centre of Molecular and Life Sciences — its biggest ever self-funded research infrastructure investment.
The VSE is offered in 61, 91 and 122 cm widths to accommodate an analytical balance and other small-scale lab processes. It is constructed of chemical-resistant metal framing and features 0.6 cm thick clear acrylic side panels and viewing sash.
Award Plastics & Displays' corrosive cabinets are made from chemical-resistant, industrial-grade PVC, unlike other cabinets which are made from steel and therefore corrode when corrosive chemicals spill. The corrosive cabinets are also said to be lighter for easier installation.
The Air Science Purair NANO Ductless Nanoparticle Containment Enclosure is designed to contain nanomaterial/particles that are 100 nm or less in diameter (ultrafine). With a stainless steel enclosure, powder-coated FFU and dual filtration options to ensure good containment, the enclosure provides a safe work environment due to its ductless technology.
Asecos cabinets feature integrated solvent filters containing activated carbon, designed to purge solvent fumes from the air and return the air safely into the lab space.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the imminent expansion of The University of Melbourne's Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute.
The Circulaire range of ductless fume cabinets and clean air solutions is manufactured to the highest international standards by Monmouth Scientific. The range includes ductless fume cabinets, mobile fume cabinets, spark-proof ductless fume cupboards, downflow workstations, PCR cabinets and laminar flow cabinets, as well as Class II safety cabinets.
The Technical University of Munich has built a technical facility for algae cultivation at its Ludwig Bölkow Campus in Ottobrunn, south of Munich. The facility will develop efficient processes for producing biokerosene and chemical products from algae.