Green Ergonomics Brochure

Ergonomically Correct.
Environmentally Safe.
CLASS II BIOLOGICAL SAFETY CABINETS
NuAire, Inc. | 2100 Fernbrook Lane | Plymouth, MN 55447 | U.S.A. | 763.553.1270 | www.nuaire.com
Sustainability
We at NuAire continually strive to improve our responsibilities to the economy, environment, social
communications, and our customer satisfaction. Our commitment extends to purchasing or using products
that reduce energy consumption, reduce environmental impact, minimize pollution and make use of recycled
content that will not deplete natural resources. We continually use more recycled materials in our cabinets
through both design and supplier part and process improvements. The following chart represents our current
level of sustainability for Biological Safety Cabinets.
General Cabinet
Component Description
% Content by Weight
% of Recycled Material
used in Manufacturing
% Recyclable
Stainless Steel
75%
80%
100%
Mild Steel
10%
10%
100%
Copper
2%
0%
100%
Aluminum
2%
50%
100%
Glass
3%
0%
100%
Electronics
1%
0%
25%
Filter Media
1%
0%
0%
Misc. Plastic Parts
1%
0%
0%
Packing Materials
5%
60%
95%
100% BSC
65%
97%
Experience ergonomics.
NuAire Class II Biological Safety Cabinets
Standard Ergonomic Features
• Armrest
• Extra large workspace
• Cool non-glare white lighting
• Frameless polished edge viewing window
• Staggered sidewall service valves
• Centrally located electronic control center
• More knee space
Optional Features and Accessories
• Automatic adjustable base support stand
• Adjustable footrest
• Elbow rest
• Foam armrest pads
• Stainless steel turntable
• Remote-controlled service valves
• Optional: flex-duct, flex-hose, transitions for exhausting
• BioFit® ergonomic adjustable chair
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The best fit for your lab.
Advancements for biological safety cabinets
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Ability to Sit or Stand
at a Range of Heights
The cabinet design maximizes knee/thigh clearance to improve
posture and the adjustable base stand allows optimization for
leg and forearm support.
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Forearm Support for Comfort and Safety
• Improves forearm support
and keeps arms off front
air grill
Expanded Vision Zone
Reduces Awkward Postures
and Proper Lighting
Reduces Glare
Cabinets incorporate cool white lighting and frameless
polished edge windows to allow for greater visibility and
better sight lines.
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Effective Work Zone Area for More
“User-Friendly” Space
• Closed cell foam –
easy to clean
Elbow Rest
• Rubber feet caps allow
for use on variety of grill
configurations
• Increased forearm
comfort
• Closed cell non-absorbing
foam pad
Foam Armrest Pad
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• Disposable pad—selfadhesive tape for easy
application and removal
(10 pads per package)
Turntable
NuAire’s cabinets provide the largest effective work zone
which helps reduce arm/neck/shoulder strain. Extend reach
up to 12” with 100% stainless steel turntable (ball bearing
construction, easy to clean and can be autoclaved).
NUAIRE CLASS II BIOLOGICAL SAFETY CABINETS
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Ergonomically
Designed Laboratory
Chair and Footrest
NuAire’s BioFit® chair
has a star-based platform
with adjustable height,
back and lumbar support.
The non-skid adjustable
footrest provides optimal
foot/leg support.
Class II Type A2
Cabinet with an
Air-Break Canopy
Transition*
Class II Type A2 Cabinets with
an adjustable base can be canopy
connected with the use of Flex
Duct and an Air-Break Transition.
*Flex Duct necessary if used with
adjustable base stand.
Air-Break Canopy Transition
BioFit® Chair
Adjustable Footrest
Accessories
Automatic Adjustable
Base Support Stand
Adjustable Footrest
Elbow Rest
Stainless Steel Turntable
Foam Armrest Pad
Air-Break Canopy Transition
Remote Controlled Service Valves
BioFit® Ergonomic Adjustable Chair
Accessories from Scientific Visions make a difference. Order online at www.scientificvisions.com
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Energy saver technology.
Save time, money and energy.
Electronic Control System
NU-440 (Class II Type A2)
NU-480 (Class II Type A2)
NU-427 (Class II Type B1)
NU-430 / 435 (Class II Type B2)
The TOUCHLINK™ is an easy-to-use LCD touch screen which operates
and displays all system functions including on/off functions for
fluorescent and germicidal ultraviolet lights, blower motor, and
interior outlets. Monitors high/low limits for downflow, inflow, and
sliding window position. The password protected TOUCHLINK™ also
contains a unique date/clock display and timer function which can
be used as a laboratory timer, to set purge cycles, outlet timer, UV
light timer, auto-run timer, night setback, or weekend turn-off. The
TOUCHLINK™ contains diagnostic functions for a NSF trained service
technician or certifier.
nitecare™ – A unique system initiated by the window closure,
will reduce motor/blower operational airflow to conserve energy
while maintaining work zone sterility.
User Interface Icons
intelliflow™ – Fast, accurate, reliable, dual thermistor airflow
sensors powered by TSI, Inc. manufacturer of the same sensor
technology used in certification instruments designed to assure
optimal airflow performance.
Historical Fact: In the early 1970’s NuAire® was awarded a contract to design and manufacture the first modern day Biological Safety Cabinet to meet the U.S. National
Institutes of Health Specification NIH-03-112c entitled "Laminar Flow Biological Safety Cabinet". Since that time, NuAire® has grown substantially and now manufactures
a wide range of Laminar Air Flow Systems including but not limited to Class I, Class II, and Class III Biological Safety Cabinets. NuAire® has continued to expand with new
systems that include CO2 Incubators, Ultra-Low Freezers, Vivarium Equipment, Barrier Isolators, Polypropylene Fume Hoods and Casework.
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NUAIRE CLASS II BIOLOGICAL SAFETY CABINETS
Experience energy savings
with DC ECM Technology
NuAire incorporates our existing technology and
new DC ECM technology to give you the best VALUE —
lower energy costs, longer filter life, and reduced
noise and vibration.
Benefits of NuAire cabinets
• Largest HEPA filters with the most pleats per square inch
• TouchLink™ airflow control system
• Internal exhaust damper
• Optimally determined fans for each model size/width
Added benefits from DC ECM technology
• Less energy to operate
• Greater horsepower and lower potential RPM
• Integrated digital control system
• Longer filter life
• Lowest possible noise and vibration
• Ability to upgrade classic AC PSC motor technology in
existing cabinets to realize future energy savings
Fan Motor Efficiency
DC Motor
DC ECM Motor
AC 3-Phase
.80
% Efficiency
.70
.60
tional
onven
C
r
o
C Mot
AC PS
.50
.40
.30
.20
.10
600
800
1000
1200
1400
RPM
Higher RPMs represent filter loading from particulates in the laboratory.
Comparison
NuAire
DC ECM
NuAire
AC PSC
BSC A
AC 3-Phase
BSC B
DC
8 hrs per day / 5 days per week = 2,000 hrs per year
Filter Loading Capacity
KWH per year
598
1128
828
326
DC ECM technology increases filter life from the NSF minimum requirement
of 50% or an approximate 3 year equivalent life to 10 years or more.
Percent increase in total load capacity*:
85% – DC (4 Years)
180% – AC PSC (7 Years)
250% – DC ECM (10 Years)
250% – AC 3-Phase (10 Years)
$0.09/kwh
$54
$102
$75
$29
*Percent increase testing based on NSF/ANSI 49, ANNEX A.12 motor/blower performance test methods.
Energy Costs
AC PSC
DC ECM
DC
AC 3-Phase
Kilowatts
.564
.299
.163
.414
KWH
4927
2612
1424
3617
$443.43
$235.09
$128.16
$325.53
Annual Cost ($.09/KWH)*
4 Foot Type A2 BSC that runs 24/7 (8736 hours per year) plus the energy required to control the laboratory
ventilation by adding the rejected heat.
* U.S. DOE Average Cost
Noise
Vibration
Airflow (Design)
Fan (RPM)
AC PSC
DC ECM
DC
AC 3-Phase
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
1100-1700
800-1400
1400-2200
800-1400
Yes
No
No
No
AC PSC
DC ECM
DC
AC 3-Phase
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Higher
Lower
Higher
Lower
24 hrs per day / 7 days per week = 8,736 hrs per year
KWH per year
2612
4927
3617
1424
$0.09/kwh
$235
$443
$326
$128
15 Year Life Cycle Costs
Avg. Filter Changes*
1 Set
2 Sets
1 Set
3 Sets
Estimated Cost
of HEPA Filters
$715
$1,430
$715
$2,145
Total Cost of
Decon/Certification
$450
$900
$450
$1,350
Motors to Replace**
1 Motor
1 Motor
1 Motor
2 Motors
Cost of Motors/
Power Supplies/
Fan Control
$650
$420
$725
$2,544
Utility Costs
$810
$1,530
$1,125
$435
Total Cost of
Ownership
$2,625
$4,280
$3,015
$6,474
(2,000 hrs/yr over 15 years)
* Estimate (See Filter Load Capacity)
** Estimate based on historical information.
Disclaimer: This example is for illustrative purposes only and should not be deemed a representation of future
performance or a guarantee of any kind. Information is based on internal performance data obtained through NuAire®
testing and information provided by motor, blower, HEPA filter manufacturers, and independent service technicians.
NuAire, Inc.®
Registered to:
ISO 9001:2008
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Best Products. Best Performance. Best Protection.
For more information please visit
www.nuaire.com or call 1.800.328.3352
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NuAire, Inc. | 2100 Fernbrook Lane | Plymouth, MN 55447 | U.S.A.
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