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 MicroPortable ICS® or SMA MicroPortable® Air Sampler.
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.
In conjunction with an SMA Atrium, SMA MicroPortable® Air
Samplers are used for the automated collection of microorganisms
in the air. These viable air samplers are battery powered,
compact, and lightweight which allows them to be easily moved
to desired air sampling points.