Grossing station airflow monitor for effective exhaust ventilation systems

July 13, 2023 | Posted By: Degree Controls Inc.

Do you want to enhance the safety of your grossing station?

Formaldehyde exposure is a safety concern in histology and pathology laboratories. Rooster™ Airflow Alarms and Monitors from Degree Controls are designed for use with grossing stations and fume hoods. The Monitor100 grossing station airflow monitor continuously tracks airflow levels to help ensure that ventilated engineering controls are working as designed, keeping heavy formaldehyde fumes away from the user.

Grossing Station Airflow Monitor Advantages

Grossing station airflow monitor, display on hood

With choice of sidewall or probe-style sensors, the Monitor100 can be configured to track the face velocity of laboratory hoods or exhaust flow. The display module is typically mounted to the front of the grossing station, and the built-in color touchscreen works with or without gloves. Measured air velocity values are displayed in real time, giving laboratory personnel reassurance that the work area is safe.

The Monitor100 alarms audibly and visually if airflow drops below user defined thresholds. A full red screen background, augmented by flashing red LED, clearly indicates an alarm condition. Airflow alarms can also be monitored remotely via the relay output available on the display module, and alarm controls are configurable to meet facility requirements.

Benefit from continuous airflow monitoring of local exhaust ventilation systems and ventilation failure warnings by adding the Rooster airflow monitor to your grossing workstations. Contact Degree Controls for assistance in choosing the grossing station airflow monitor that will work best for your laboratory.

Pathologists review and analyze specimens to help other healthcare professionals reach diagnoses. This sample examination is done in grossing hoods which serve as a primary engineering control to protect laboratory personnel from hazardous fumes. Grossing workstations are configurable to match intended pathology procedures as well as the requirements of laboratory safety programs. Construction is typically stainless steel. Floor and benchtop models are available. Grossing station ventilation options generally include backdraft, downdraft, or both to keep hazardous fumes away from the user. For these different local exhaust ventilation systems, DegreeC’s platform of Rooster Airflow Monitors and Alarms provides several base models so that you can choose the grossing station airflow monitor that best fits your needs.

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