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Biological Safety Cabinet Placement

Air currents can disrupt the effective operation of biological safety cabinets. Locate cabinets away from doors and windows that can be opened, heavily traveled laboratory areas, and potential disruptive equipment such as fans, air conditioners, and ventilation systems.

Biological safety cabinets should be installed in such a manner that fluctuations of the room supply and exhaust air do not cause the cabinet to operate outside its containment parameters.