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Controlled Atmospheric Chamber


The Controlled Atmospheric Chamber is a key facility for various types of decontamination testing.

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It is a 34m3 LEV facility with temperature and humidity-controlled inlet air and total loss airflow operation (i.e. not recirculating).

The chamber can be closed off once airflow is stopped, using gas impermeable dampers operating over both inlet and outlet vents, thus rendering the room a sealed test chamber.

The facility allows HSE to work with biological agents, including those classified up to Hazard Group 2, though wherever possible bioaerosol work is undertaken using the lowest possible hazard grouping, including surrogate microorganisms, thus aligning with COSHH best practice.



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