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  2. Glove Boxes Features Comparison

    Glove Boxes Features Comparison

    Use this glovebox features comparison chart to help choose the best glovebox system for your application and budget.

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  3. Desiccator Cabinet Features Comparison

    Desiccator Cabinet Features Comparison

    You need to protect sensitive samples, but you don’t want to overpay. Below is a list of application descriptions to help choose the best desiccator storage system for your application and budget.

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  4. Laminar Flow Hoods Features Comparison

    Laminar Flow Hoods Features Comparison

    There are compelling reasons to choose either airflow system depending on clearance requirements, process location, work surface design, and operator safety. Below is a brief comparison (read more on horizontal vs vertical laminar flow hoods).

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  5. Advantages of Terra Universal's Smart Nitro-Watch for Desiccator Cabinets and Glove Boxes

    Advantages of Terra Universal's Smart Nitro-Watch for Desiccator Cabinets and Glove Boxes

    Inert nitrogen gas is commonly used in laboratories to control the atmosphere for highly sensitive equipment and procedures. The best way to maintain the environment in a desiccator cabinet, glove box, or similar enclosure, is to automatically purge the environment with nitrogen or argon gas. Because these processes happen automatically based on humidity set-points, smart controllers and sensors allow for more trackable, traceable, and efficient results.

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  6. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Conductive vs Insulative Properties, and ESD Prevention Methods

    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Conductive vs Insulative Properties, and ESD Prevention Methods

    Electricity is in the air all the time; we can clearly see it during a lightning storm. But what happens when it’s in your cleanroom, glovebox or hood? Electrostatic discharge will damage components and materials, so get a better understanding of this phenomena and learn what you can do about it.

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  7. Air Quality and Surface Decontamination - How HEPA Filters, UVC Lights, and Portable HEPA Systems Reduce COVID-19 Contamination

    Air Quality and Surface Decontamination - How HEPA Filters, UVC Lights, and Portable HEPA Systems Reduce COVID-19 Contamination

    Traditionally, HEPA fan filter units and far-UVC disinfection lights were most common for environments requiring critical air quality control such as cleanrooms, hospitals, pharmaceutical processes, and healthcare facilities.

    The resurgence of global pandemics such as COVID-19 places abrupt demand on commercially deployable HEPA air filtration systems and UV disinfection technology. UV decontamination lights and HEPA filtration are known to be rapidly effective for capturing and eradicating a wide range of surface and airborne based contamination, including SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses.

    This post outlines various product features, methodologies, and configuration options for mobile and portable HEPA filtration systems. Additionally, this post covers additional solutions for integrated and standalone UV torches, far UV lamps, UV wands, and UV integrated HEPA modules. Further, there are a number of value added considerations such as UV storage cabinets and PPE storage dispensers which improve outcomes for high-volume industries including hospitals, schools, manufacturing facilities, and police-fire-EMT services.

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  8. PCR Diagnostic Testing Kits, Vaccine Storage Freezers, and Thermal Cyclers for Infectious Disease Diagnostics

    PCR Diagnostic Testing Kits, Vaccine Storage Freezers, and Thermal Cyclers for Infectious Disease Diagnostics

    Laboratory-equipment.com is Terra Universal's online specialty store for laboratory equipment. You'll find factory-direct products, field-proven expertise, and a wide equipment selection with many additional features for diagnostic testing, sample preparation, and vaccine storage.

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  9. Save Money with Room-side Replaceable Fan Filter Units

    Save Money with Room-side Replaceable Fan Filter Units

    A cleanroom fan filter unit (FFU) uses HEPA filtration to protect products and personnel inside the cleanroom from unwanted particles and germs. The HEPA filter (or ULPA filter) in the FFU is constructed of delicate tightly woven fibers to catch sub-micron particles. In a typical cleanroom, the fan powered hepa filter mounts on top of the ceiling grid and scrubs air clean as the motor pulls air from outside the cleanroom, pushes it through the HEPA filter and into the cleanroom.The downward top-to-bottom flow of air into the cleanroom provides laminar airflow - a single pass unidirectional flow of air--starting from the ceiling and exiting near the floor--to help flush out other contaminants that may be introduced inside the cleanroom. The clean filtered air being pushed into the cleanroom also creates a positive pressure environment to help keep unwanted contaminants from drifting inside the cleanroom.

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  10. FFU Costs for an Energy Efficient Cleanroom

    FFU Costs for an Energy Efficient Cleanroom

    A HEPA fan filter unit (FFU) is a crucial component of every cleanroom environment. Making the correct decision as to which type of FFU is the most appropriate for your application is not something to simply gloss over. There are two main categories of motorized fan filter units: permanent split capacitors (PSC) and electronically commutated motors (ECM). Both types of fan filter modules provide a perfunctory standard for any cleanroom, but differ by way of efficiency, durability and cost. PSC systems save you money upfront and are ideal for small, consistent projects. However, when considering longer endeavors, especially those with ever-changing circumstances, the ECM will pay for itself with energy savings. For instance, in California at an average of 14.47 cents per kilowatt hour, you would make the difference between the higher upfront costs of the ECM over the PSC bac

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