Esco는 20개 이상의 국제인증에서 제시하는 방법에 따라 테스트를 수행하고 있습니다. 가장 보편적인 국제인증은 다음과 같습니다: EN12469, NSF49, IEST RP. An NSF-Accredited Biological Cabinet Field Certifier is available in-house full-time to supervise all testing work.
모든 Esco's laminar flow cabinets은 Australian Standard AS1396.5에 따른 테스트를 통과하였습니다. 2004년 8월, EN12469:200에 따른 미생물 테스트를 수행함으로써 이에 대한 인증을 획득한 laminar flow cabinet 제조업체로서 인정받았습니다.
Esco Labculture® Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinets, 생물안전작업대는 NSF49 국제인증을 획득한 제품이며, 독립적으로 EN12469 에 따라 테스트되었습니다. 본 제품은 미국과 캐나다의 필요요건에 따름으로서 UL-listed되었습니다. Esco 생물안전작업대는 외산 제품으로서는 유일하게 엄격한 일본국제인증 JIS K 3800을 획득하였습니다.
Esco's Airstream® Class II Biological Safety cabinets는 NSF49와 EN12469 국제인증을 획득한 우수한 제품입니다.
The NSF International (formerly The National Sanitation Foundation) Biological Safety Cabinetry Program was initiated over 25 years ago at the request of the regulatory community, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
The first phase of the program was the development of NSF/ANSI Standard 49 for the evaluation of Class II laminar flow biological safety cabinets. The standard was completed in 1976, followed by the implementation of a testing and certification program to that standard, titled the Biological Safety Cabinetry Certification Program.
The third and final stage was completed in 1993, titled the Biological Safety Cabinet Field Certifier Accreditation Program.
NSF Certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), and is recognized as the leader in the certification of Class II Biological Safety Cabinets throughout the USA and Canada.
More on NSF International:
www.nsf.org | Esco's listing on the NSF website
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product-safety testing and certification organization. Founded in 1894, UL is now one of the most recognized conformity assessment providers in the world. Conformity to UL Standard 61010A-1 (Electrical Equipment For Laboratory Use; Part 1: General Requirements) is a pre-requisite to NSF certification.
More on UL:
www.ul.com | Esco's UL-listing for US | Esco's UL-listing for Canada
Japan Industrial Standard (JIS) K3800
The Japan Industrial Standard (JIS) K3800 covers performance and safety requirements for Class II biological safety cabinets. Certification to JIS K3800 is performed by Japan Air Cleaning Association (JACA). Similar to NSF International, JACA also performs field certifier training and accreditation in Japan. The current standard is JIS K3800:2000, which is currently under revision, and this standard will be replaced with JIS K3800:2005 which will be released towards the end of 2006.
Australian Standard 2252
AS 2252 is also known as the Australian standard, was prepared by the Australian members of the Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committee ME-060. It supersedes AS/NZS 2647:2000. This standard specifies requirements for biological safety cabinets including installation and use. For Class I biological safety cabinet, emphasis is given to personnel and environment protection. For Class II biological safety cabinet, its design should provide personnel, environment and product protection.
CFDA YY 0569
CFDA YY 0569, formerly known as State Food and Drug Administration YY 0569 (SFDA YY 0569) is the Chinese Standard for biological safety cabinets. It is modeled on both the EN 12469:2000 and NSF49:2002. This standard adopted the KI-DISCUS test from the European standard. Even though YY 0569 is based from the two major international standards, there are some notable improvements, i.e. instant display for air exchange rate and air intake, audio and visual warning system, to alert workers to performance malfunctions of biological safety cabinets. It is similar to NSF such that it recognizes four types of Class II BSCs. In summary, there are aspects unique to NSF and EN standards that are used as basis for YY 0569.