VAI’s Environmental Control Monitoring Division (ECMD) addresses the needs of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, semiconductor, and electronics industries with a complete range of Environmental Monitoring Equipment. To learn more about ECMD, click here.
VAI’s Viable Air Monitoring Equipment is designed to sample a quantifiable amount of air for viable contamination using our patented Sterilizable Microbial Atrium (SMA®) and a standard media plate. A SMA Atrium® is a 316L Stainless Steel capture device that is connected to a controlled vacuum source, such as the SMA OneTouch® ICS. Air is directed from the environment to impact onto a media plate contained inside of the Atrium. The media plate is then incubated and tested to determine the number of viable organisms per cubic foot or liter of air. The SMA Atrium is compatible with the following equipment:
- SMA OneTouch® ICS – Computerized air monitoring system featuring a touchscreen interface
- SMA MicroPortable® Air Sampler – Battery powered, lightweight, and portable air monitoring system
- SMA® Compressed Air/Gas Sampler – Battery powered sampler for compressed air and gas
- SMA OneTouch® Command Systems – Features SMA® Digital Display Control Centers (DDC) and SMA OneTouch® Control Panels
The SMA OneTouch ICS and SMA OneTouch Command Systems allow you to manage different aspects of the sample cycle from within a controlled environment while locating the flow center and vacuum pump in a non-controlled environment. Isolator configurations are available which provide non-aspiration of possible contaminates from the exterior environment to the isolator system.
ECMD also offers the H-Y Tumble Drum®. The purpose of the H-Y Tumble Drum is to test garments, wipers, gloves, and other cleanroom ready products to determine the amount of particulates and shedding. The H-Y Tumble Drum provides effective measurement of quality levels to ensure facilities are meeting the required standards.