Assistance on hoods

Thanks to the acquisition of 3C Service S.r.l., Sial is also able to offer specialized technical support services on collective protection devices (CPDs) and beyond.

Sial/3C Service operating in the control and monitoring of environments defined by the International Standards ISO 14644 (with the application of the new EU GMP Annex1), offers technical assistance and certification for each type and brand
of Cappa.

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Services

01

Maintenance and Validation of Laminar Flow Hoods

Sial/3C Service for each type and brand of Class I, Class II and Class III laminar flow hood can perform the following:

- Quality control
- Maintenance
- Compliance Verification
- Validation
- Issuance of ISO 14644-1 Certification of Conformity



ISO compliance verification, implemented by our technicians, includes the following checks:

- measurements with particle counters
- anemometric measurements
- noise check
- brightness check
- GMP validation
- issuing ISO 14644-1 certification

02

Chemical Fume Hood Maintenance and Validation

UNI EN 14175 is the standard that sets safety and performance requirements for all fume hoods placed on the European market.
The fume hood is an indispensable piece of equipment in the chemical laboratory, and Italian legislation, through Legislative Decree 81/2008, sets precise obligations for the employer.
Maintenance is very important especially when carcinogens and/or mutagenic and highly toxic substances are used.

ISO compliance verification, implemented by our technicians, on chemical fume hoods includes the following checks:
- Smoke Test
- Suction and flow rate evaluation
- Checking alarm efficiency
- Noise verification
- Verification of brightness
- Electrical safety testing
- Containment testing (for full-extraction hoods).
- Issuance of ISO 14175 certification

03

Replacement Filters

Sial/3C Service deals with the supply, replacement, and take-back/disposal of filters for all types of fume hoods and ventilated cabinets. Filters for chemical and laminar flow fume hoods are one of the key elements for operator protection.

- HEPA/ULPA Filters
- Replacement of Activated Carbon Filters

Replacement of HEPA - ULPA filters (absolute)

Absolute filters used on laminar flow hoods (biological, and microbiological safety - biohazard) are classified (EN 1822 standard) according to their filtration efficiency into:
- HEPA H14 (High Efficiency Particulate Air, Minimum Initial Efficiency EI 99.995%)
- ULPA U15 (Ultra Low Penetration Air, Minimum Initial Efficiency EI 99.9995%)

Also for assuloti filters, 3C Service offers a service of supply, replacement, pickup and disposal, of absolute filters for every type of flow hood and every brand.

Replacement of activated carbon filters

The type and performance of an activated carbon filter is closely associated:
- to the type of substances being handled under the chemical fume hood and thus to the degree of
hood classification (1, 2 and 3)
- To the verification of its degree of suction
- to its retention capacity
- To the grain size and compactness of the coal used

Sial/3C Service can provide a wide range of activated carbon filters with replacement, pickup and disposal service.

Replacement of HEPA - ULPA filters (absolute)

Absolute filters used on laminar flow hoods (biological, and microbiological safety - biohazard) are classified (EN 1822 standard) according to their filtration efficiency into:

HEPA H14 (High Efficiency Particulate Air, Minimum Initial Efficiency EI 99.995%)
ULPA U15 (Ultra Low Penetration Air, Minimum Initial Efficiency EI 99.9995%)
Also for assuloti filters, 3C Service offers a service of supply, replacement, pickup and disposal, of absolute filters for every type of flow hood and every brand.

04

Periodic compliance audits

Periodic maintenance and validation

Ensuring safety in the laboratory requires careful planning of periodic audits and management of the DPC fleet.
Sial/3C Service thanks to competent and qualified personnel working in accordance with the relevant technical standards, for periodic maintenance and validation, offers the following services:

- Smoke Pattern Test
- HEPA and ULPA absolute filters integrity and leakage test (DOP/DOS Test with photometer)
- Electrical and mechanical safety testing
- Verification of ejection system
- Verification of congruity of use

05

Consulting and Park Management DPC

Prevention and Protection Services (PPS), technical offices, and clinical engineers engaged in their daily multiple activities will undoubtedly find it useful to delegate the inventory and management of the entire laboratory fume hood fleet (chemical fume hoods, biological fume hoods, and safety cabinets) to Sial/3C Service to ensure constant control and the best operating and safety conditions for workers.

The service includes:
- An accurate census with identification of the risk level of individual DPCs in the institution
- The creation of logbooks for each individual DPC (Logbook and Quick Instructions for
the user)
- The scheduling of periodic inspections for each piece of equipment
- The performance of periodic inspections and the planning of preventive and/or corrective actions
- Periodic reports and statistics of failures and malfunctions for service monitoring and
of operating costs

The service also includes specific professional training or refresher courses for personnel using DPCs, conducted in collaboration with a training center specializing in the subject, aimed at the prevention of chemical or biological risk through the proper use of DPCs by assigned workers (Art. 73 of T.U. Legislative Decree 81/08).