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Purifier® HEPA Filtered Enclosures

& Purifier® Class I Filtered

Enclosures

Models

3980200, 3980201, 3980202, 3980203, 3980220, 3980221, 3980222, 3980223, 3980300, 3980301, 3980302, 3980303, 3980320, 3980321, 3980322, 3980323, 3980400, 3980401, 3980402, 3980403, 3980420, 3980421, 3980422, 3980423

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Labconco HEPA Filtered Enclosure Manual

Warranty

Labconco provides a warranty on all parts and factory workmanship. The warranty includes areas of defective material and workmanship, provided such defect results from normal and proper use of the equipment.

The warranty for all Labconco products will expire one year from date of installation or two years from date of shipment from Labconco, whichever is sooner, except the following:

Purifier® Delta® Series Biological Safety Cabinets and PuriCare® Animal Laboratory Research Enclosures carry a three-yearwarranty from date of installation or four years from date of shipment from Labconco, whichever is sooner.

Carts carry a lifetime warranty.

Glassware is not warranted from breakage when dropped or mishandled.

This limited warranty covers parts and labor, but not transportation and insurance charges. In the event of a warranty claim, contact Labconco Corporation or the dealer who sold you the product. If the cause is determined to be a manufacturing fault, the dealer or Labconco Corporation will repair or replace all defective parts to restore the unit to operation. Under no circumstances shall Labconco Corporation be liable for indirect, consequential, or special damages of any kind. This statement may be altered by a specific published amendment. No individual has authorization to alter the provisions of this warranty policy or its amendments. Lamps and filters are not covered by this warranty. Damage due to corrosion or accidental breakage is also not covered.

Limitation of Liability

The disposal and/or emission of substances used in connection with this equipment may be governed by various federal, state, or local regulations. All users of this equipment are required to become familiar with any regulations that apply in the user’s area concerning the dumping of waste materials in or upon water, land, or air and to comply with such regulations. Labconco Corporation is held harmless with respect to user’s compliance with such regulations.

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Part #3905500, Rev. A

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F

ONTENTS

 

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

1

About This Manual

 

2

Typographical Conventions

 

3

CHAPTER 2: PREREQUISITES

5

Support, Vibration & Movement Requirements

6

Location and Air Current Requirements

6

Exhaust & Blower Requirements

6

Electrical Requirements

 

7

Space Requirements

 

7

CHAPTER 3: GETTING STARTED

9

Unpacking Your Enclosure

 

10

Installing the Filtered Enclosure on a Supporting

 

Structure and Work Surface

10

Connecting to the Exhaust System (Optional)

13

Installation of HEPA Filters and Accessory Odor-

 

Control Carbon Filters

 

15

Connect the Electrical Supply Source to Filtered Enclosure

16

Set the Face Velocity with Speed Control Adjustment

17

Validating the Vented Enclosure

17

Sealing the Filtered Enclosure to the Work Surface

18

CHAPTER 4: HIGH PERFORMANCE FEATURES AND

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

19

Components

 

 

20

Safety Precautions

 

27

CHAPTER 5: APPROPRIATE APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR

 

FILTERED ENCLOSURE

31

Routine Daily Work Procedures

31

Suitable Applications

 

33

HEPA Filter Applications, Suitability & Guidelines

33

Odor Control Carbon Filter Applications

34

Definition of Terms

 

35

Appropriate Chemicals for Odor Control Carbon Filters

36

Hazardous Misapplications for Odor Control Carbon

 

Filters with Volatile Chemicals

37

Chemical Carcinogen Use with Odor Control

 

Carbon Filters

 

37

Prohibited Acid Use

38

CHAPTER 6 MAINTAINING YOUR FILTERED ENCLOSURE 39

Routine Maintenance Schedule

40

Decontamination

41

Determination of when to Replace HEPA Filters

41

How to Install a New HEPA Filter

42

HEPA Filter Leak Test

44

Setting the Inflow Face Velocity with the Speed Control

 

Adjustment

46

Calibrate and Operate the Airflow Monitor

46

Determination of When to Replace Odor control

 

Carbon Filters and How to Replace

50

Calculating Odor control Carbon Filter Life

52

Initial Certification

53

Re-Certification

53

Fluorescent Light Replacement

54

UV Light Replacement

54

Motorized Impeller Replacement

54

Speed Control Replacement

56

CHAPTER 7 ACCESSORIZING & MODIFYING YOUR

 

FILTERED ENCLOSURE

57

CHAPTER 8 TROUBLESHOOTING & SERVICER

 

OPERATING LOG

63

APPENDIX A: FILTERED ENCLOSURE COMPONENTS

 

AND REPLACEMENT PARTS

67

APPENDIX B: DIMENSIONS AND EXHAUST OPTIONS

72

APPENDIX C: FILTERED ENCLOSURE SPECIFICATIONS

75

APPENDIX D: QUICK CHART FOR THE FILTERED

 

ENCLOSURES

81

APPENDIX E: REFERENCES ON VENTILAITON, SAFETY,

 

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS, BIOSAFETY

 

AND DECONTAMINATION

82

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

87

CHAPTER1

INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of a Labconco Purifier® HEPA Filtered Enclosure or Purifier® Class I Filtered Enclosure. Your enclosure provides personnel protection through superior containment. It is the result of Labconco’s more than 50 years experience in manufacturing fume hoods and more than 30 years experience in manufacturing filtered enclosures.

These enclosures will effectively contain toxic, noxious, or biohazardous particulates when properly installed and operated. Each enclosure uses a single HEPA filter, which is rated at least 99.99% efficient for 0.3-micronparticles. Additionally, an accessory Odor Control carbon filter may be added to adsorb nuisance odors from organic vapors, formaldehyde or ammonia and amines. The Purifier enclosures offer many unique features to enhance safety, performance, and energy savings. To take full advantage of them, please acquaint yourself with this manual and keep it handy for future reference. If you are unfamiliar with how high performance HEPA filtered enclosures operate, please review

Chapter 4: High Performance Features and Safety Precautions before you begin working in the enclosure. Even if you are an experienced user, please review Chapter 5: Using Your HEPA Filtered Enclosure,which describes the Purifier features so that you can use the filtered enclosure efficiently. For hazardous biological applications requiring user protection but not product protection, Labconco recommends the purchase of a Class I enclosure, which includes a UV light for general surface decontamination. For general hazardous biological applications,

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Chapter 1: Introduction

particulates, and nuisance powders, Labconco recommends the use of the Purifier HEPA Filtered Enclosure. See chart below and contact Labconco for additional ordering information.

No.

Application

Product

Filters

Bag-in/Bag-out

UV

HEPA

Light

 

 

 

 

1.

Nuisance Powders,

Purifier HEPA

HEPA

NO

 

 

Biohazardous

Filtered

 

Decontamination

NO

 

Materials

Enclosure

 

Required

 

2.

Nuisance Powders,

Purifier HEPA

HEPA

NO

 

 

Biohazardous &

Filtered

and

Decontamination

NO

 

Volatile Chemicals

Enclosure

Carbon*

Required

 

3.

Biohazardous

Purifier Class I

HEPA

NO

Included for

 

Materials & Nuisance

Enclosure

 

Decontamination

Surface

 

Powders

 

 

Required

Decontamination

4.

Biohazardous

Purifier Class I

HEPA

NO

Included for

 

Materials, Nuisance

Enclosure

and

Decontamination

 

Surface

 

Powders & Volatile

 

Carbon*

Required

 

 

Decontamination

 

Chemicals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* It is recommended that a Labconco product specialist review the chemical application to determine if it is suitable. Consult Chapter 5 and Chapter 6.

About This Manual

This manual is designed to help you learn how to install, use, and maintain your filtered enclosure. Instructions for installing optional equipment or accessory carbon filters on your filtered enclosure are also included.

Chapter 1: Introduction provides a brief overview of the filtered enclosure, explains the organization of the manual, and defines the typographical conventions used in the manual.

Chapter 2: Prerequisites explains what you need to do to prepare your site before you install the filtered enclosure. Electrical and service requirements are discussed.

Chapter 3: Getting Started contains the information you need to properly unpack, inspect, install, and certify the filtered enclosure.

Chapter 4: High Performance Features and Safety Precautions explains how the Purifier filtered enclosure operates and the appropriate precautions you should take when using it.

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Chapter 5: Using Your Filtered Enclosure discusses the basic operation of how to prepare, use and shut down your filtered enclosure.

Chapter 6: Maintaining Your Filtered Enclosure explains how to perform routine maintenance on the filtered enclosure.

Chapter 7: Accessorizing Your Filtered Enclosure explains acceptable modifications to the filtered enclosure or how to add accessories.

Chapter 8: Troubleshooting contains a table of problems you may encounter while using the filtered enclosure including the probable causes of the problems and suggested corrective actions.

Appendix A: Components and Replacement Parts contains labeled diagrams of all of the components of the filtered enclosures.

Appendix B: Dimensions and Exhaust Options contains comprehensive diagrams showing all of the dimensions for the filtered enclosures.

Appendix C: Filtered Enclosure Specifications contains the electrical requirements for filtered enclosures. Wiring diagrams are also included.

Appendix D: Quick Chart provides a table of airflow and test data for the filtered enclosures.

Appendix E: References lists the various resources available that address laboratory ventilation and biosafety.

Typographical Conventions

Recognizing the following typographical conventions will help you understand and use this manual:

• Book, chapter, and section titles are shown in italic type (e.g.,

Chapter 3: Getting Started).

• Steps required to perform a task are presented in a numbered format.

Comments located in the margins provide suggestions,

 

reminders, and references.

 

Critical information is presented in boldface type in paragraphs

 

!

 

that are preceded by the exclamation icon. Failure to comply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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with the information following an exclamation icon may result in injury to the user or permanent damage to the enclosure.

Critical information is presented in boldface type in paragraphs that are preceded by the wrench icon. A trained certifier or contractor should only perform these operations. Failure to comply with the information following a wrench icon may result in injury to the user or permanent damage to your hood.

• Important information is presented in capitalized type in paragraphs that are preceded by the pointer icon. It is imperative that the information contained in these paragraphs be thoroughly read and understood by the user.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• A number icon precedes information that is specific to a

 

2'

 

 

3'

 

 

4'

 

 

 

 

 

particular model of enclosure. The 2' icon indicates the text is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

specific to the 2-footwide model. The 3' icon indicates the text

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is specific to the 3-footmodel, etc.

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CHAPTER2

PREREQUISITES

Before you install the filtered enclosure, you need to prepare your site for installation. You must be certain that the area is level and of solid construction. In addition, a dedicated source of electrical power should be located near the installation site to power the filtered enclosure, and other apparatus. Additionally, the enclosure should be strategically placed in the lab to provide efficient workflow.

Carefully read this chapter to learn the requirements for your installation site:

The support, vibration and movement requirements.

The location and air current requirements.

The exhaust and blower requirements.

The electrical power requirements.

The space requirements.

Refer to Appendix B: Purifier Dimensions for complete enclosure dimensions.

Refer to Appendix C: Purifier Specificationsfor complete filtered enclosure electrical and environmental conditions, specifications and requirements.

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