According to Tim Sandle’s 2016 article: ‘The development of cleanrooms: a historical review. Part 1: From civil war to safe surgical practice;’ it is difficult to pinpoint the exact date the cleanroom was developed. We can, however, go back in history and look at when advances in clean air technology took place. Sandle goes on to explain that these developments were mostly driven by two different fields that sought to control environmental contamination within their working spaces.
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Vivid Air is one of the top manufacturers and suppliers of clean air equipment in South Africa and our latest product provides the perfect solution to testing sterility. Introducing the Vivid Air UVC Dosimeter.
Ultraviolet light is used for many applications but easily one of its most impressive functions is its ability to disinfect surfaces. However, not all UV light can be used for sterilization as it depends on the type of wavelength that it emits.
As manufacturers and suppliers of clean air equipment in South Africa, we understand the importance of clean air in various environments, not just in hospitals and laboratories. We believe that clean air should be placed at the forefront of eradicating the severity of COVID-19 across the globe.
Vivid Air South Africa has played an integral role in clean air facilities before and throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic and we continue to offer our expertise and services during this time. Thanks to our clients and staff, we can continue to be involved in the efforts to understand the virus and how to minimize its spread so that our beloved country and the world can return to normal.
Although it has only been a few days since the discovery of the new Covid-19 variant, everyone is talking about it, asking questions, and wondering if it’s a cause for serious concern. Various countries have responded by closing their borders to most Southern Africa countries in a desperate attempt to contain the spread of the new variant.
ISO standards are voluntary and difficult to enforce, though some have been adopted as part of national health, safety and environmental regulations and are thus binding. Even outside of a compulsory situation, compliance with ISO standards confers multiple benefits on a company.
The way in which laminar flow theatres work is, very basically, to filter the air and create a powerful, calm and uniform unidirectional airflow.
They rely on fans to create air velocity, which may be downward. There can be multiple laminar flow diffusers in a single operating theatre.
Any turbulence can negate the bacterial reduction and removal effect of the system, so it is very important that operating theatre personnel move around carefully and deliberately.
Wet scrubbers play a crucial role in the safe discharge of exhaust emissions from industrial workshops, laboratories and manufacturing facilities by removing particles and harmful gases from the discharged air-stream, they help keep workers, the premises and the surrounding environment safe from contaminants.
Wet scrubbers require regular maintenance, a portion of the responsibility for which rests on the shoulders of the customer.
The standard safety protocol for the manipulation of chemotherapy drugs in oncology clinics and laboratories involves the use of a bio-safety cabinet (BSC), which tend to be Class II, either Type A or B. These have High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters and may be exhausted outside. As long as the BSC is well maintained and functioning correctly, it provides personnel with a strong measure of protection against accidental exposure to the drugs, particularly in aerosol form; but the BSC alone is not sufficient and extra precautions are necessary. Correct and consistent use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is vital.
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