Question 1 – What work will you be doing?
A BSC should be selected primarily in accordance with the type of protection needed: product protection; personnel protection against Risk Group 1~ 4 microorganisms; personnel protection against exposure to radionuclides and volatile toxic chemicals; or a combination of these.
Question 2 – What are the size limits for your cabinet?
Know what the maximum space allotment is so that you don’t end up with equipment that is too big for your lab, or so small that you can’t work.
•Where will the cabinet be situated
•Position of other equipment/doors/traffic flow
•Ceiling heights •
Sizes available: approx.
•3 ft (900mm)
•4 ft (1200mm)
•5 ft (1500mm)
•Top ten factors/features that influence the decision-making process when buying a biological safety cabinet:
•Source: https://www.labmanager.com/lab-product/2012/08/biological-safety-cabinets#.XbrIDS2cZBw •