Grossing Station Airflow Alarm

Rooster™ Airflow Alarm Provides Real-Time Airflow Data & Alarming Capabilities

Monitor Airflow for Grossing Workstation Safety

Pathology grossing stations are workstations for gross examination, the visual inspection of pathology specimens to obtain diagnostic information, while processing them for further microscopic examination.  Floor or benchtop models are available, construction is typically stainless steel, and ventilation options generally include backdraft, downdraft or both.

Grossing stations must be well ventilated to prevent users from inhaling toxic formalin and xylene fumes.  The Rooster™ Airflow Alarm from Degree Controls is designed for use with grossing stations and fume hoods.  Airflow monitors help ensure that ventilation systems are working as designed, keeping toxic fumes away from the user.  The Rooster™ Alarm is a fast, reliable, and affordable way to monitor airflow safety and achieve OSHA compliance (and NSF-49/ANSI if needed for BSCs).  

Rooster™ Alarm Monitors Grossing Station Airflow

Pathology station airflow alarm with probe sensor.

A typical setup for monitoring grossing station airflow consists of the Rooster™ Alarm mounted to the front of the grossing station, with a probe style air velocity & temperature sensor installed in the exhaust duct.

If exhaust airflow falls below a user-defined set point, the Rooster™ Alarm will alarm visually and audibly, warning users of potentially unsafe levels.  Key features of the Rooster™ Alarm include:

  • Designed as a simple retrofit option for grossing workstations, fume hoods and biosafety cabinets
  • Provides full time tracking of air velocities within cabinet or exhaust systems to ensure airflow never falls below user-defined thresholds
  • Quick and easy installation and alarm setup with a one-step push-button calibration
  • Configurable alarm behaviors with customizable alarm tones, warning lights, and latching or reset modes

Equip your pathology laboratory with Rooster™ airflow alarms to continuously monitor grossing station airflow and ventilation systems.  See the Airflow Alarms & Monitors section of our website for a complete description of Rooster™ airflow monitors and their features.  Sidewall and inline sensing is also available.