Frequently Answered Questions

This is Tecniplast Frequently Asked Question list (FAQ). It attempts to answer some of the most frequently asked questions related to Tecniplast and IWT products.
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#1: How can we monitor the health status of the animals in your IVC system?
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#2: How can we monitor the health status of the animals in your IVC system? (part 2)
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#3: What is the maximum air speed acceptable at animal level in an IVC?
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#4: How important is environmental enrichment inside a cage and how does Tecniplast address this issue?
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#5: How many racks could I link to one air handling unit?
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#6: Why does a stack of plastic cages implode in a double-wrapped and knotted plastic bags?
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#7: Are Noryl components autoclavable?
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#8: What is the difference between PC and PMP in the metabolic cage?
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#9: How can I best autoclave PC and PMP parts?
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#10: Why do animals lose weight when you put them in the metabolic cage for the experiment?
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#11: Is DOP aerosol harmful to the filters?
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#12: What happens to the DOP once it is in the air system ?
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#13: How are clean rooms and clean zones classified?
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#14: Where is the best location within the laboratory for a biological safety cabinet?
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#15: Does the decontamination lock require a pit?
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#16: Can the Decontamination Lock be operated without a connection to the building exhaust system?
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#17: Why is no exhaust needed with H2O2/ClO2 whereas with fogging the exhaust must be provided?
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#18: Is there a steering system inside the chamber in order to allow proper distribution of the gas/vapour?
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#19: What is the average decontamination cycle time ?
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#20: Are there any systems to detect leaks from the chamber during the cycle?
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#21: What are the overall dimensions and weights of the Aquatic systems?
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#22: How do the environmental parameters (such as room temperature, ventilation and light intensity) affect the system?
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#23: The biological filter: what is it and why is it needed in a recirculation system?
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#24: What are the safety exposure limits for H2O2 and ClO2 ?
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#25: How can I assess the H2O2 decontamination efficacy
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#26: I have different loads to process once in a while. Is there a suitable cycle that can guarantee effectiveness ?
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#27: Is there the chance to reverse the material flow in the decontamination lock in case of need?
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#28: What are the characteristics of the exhaust ductwork?
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