Airflow Visualization for Cleanrooms and Hoods
EOC1 offers airflow visualization testing for your controlled environment. This airflow testing is more commonly known as smoke testing or smoke studies. Unlike theatrical foggers and smoke sticks, EOC1 uses smoke generators that are highly controllable for accurate visualization of the smoke patterns. Cheaper non-specific smoke generators are not controllable and may create too much smoke that masks airflow issues.
Contact EOC1 to schedule an airflow visualization test for your organization.
Airflow smoke tests rely on visual smoke generated in cleanrooms and hoods that allows for observation of airflow patterns. The visual smoke must be neutrally buoyant and mimic ambient air. Specific airflow air flow pattern visualization testing standards and guidelines are provided by the USP and FDA. Smoke visualization of uniform air in sterile manufacturing has been required for years and with the advent USP <797> in 2008, sterile compounding in the healthcare arena is becoming the standard.
USP Chapter <797> states: