search

Offering a More Convenient Way to Monitor Compressed Air for Viable Particles

Offering a More Convenient Way to Monitor Compressed Air for Viable Particles
24/04/2020

Bicester, UK, 27th March 2020: Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in cleanroom microbiology solutions, are pleased to introduce the new SAS Super Pinocchio CR to their extensive range of microbial air samplers. This new compressed air sampling device offers a more convenient way to monitor for viable particles in compressed air and other gas supplies used in controlled environments.

Manufactured by VWR and supplied in the UK by Cherwell Laboratories, this updated version of the already popular Pinocchio II compressed air sampling device can still be fully dismantled for easy cleaning and decontamination. However, it is now manufactured in stainless-steel to make this process even more simple and effective.

The Pinocchio CR provides a controlled method for bioburden monitoring of compressed air and other gases and can be included in an environmental monitoring program. It is ideal for use in manufacturing facilities where compressed air monitoring is falling under increasing regulatory scrutiny.

To ensure continuity with other environmental monitoring programs, the Pinocchio CR utilises the same method of active air sampling as the rest of the SAS range of portable units. Using the multi point impaction method of active sampling, air is aspirated through a perforated cover known as a sampling head and any particles present are impacted on to the agar surface of a Contact plate or 90mm Petri dish for subsequent culture.

This totally portable system, which is now more compact than the current Pinocchio II, does not require power and, therefore, can be used in high risk areas. Set up is simple as the Pinocchio CR is easily attached to an air or gas line, and a regulating valve controls the pressure delivered to the sampler. Air flow from the compressed supply is regulated through a flow meter before passing through its traditional SAS sampling head, with the unit capable of sampling 100 litres per minute.

Cherwell Laboratories has been supplying the UK market with the SAS range of microbial air samplers for over 30 years. The SAS range also includes a wide selection of portable hand held units and an isolator specific unit, providing benefits for specific environmental monitoring purposes. The Cherwell range not only includes air samplers, but also a selection of environmental monitoring accessories and a range of Redipor® prepared media; which compromises of a selection of petri dishes, settle plates, bottled media, broth bags, vials and ampoules.

Enquiry Form



More News

KEEP IT CLEAN: CONSIDERATIONS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL CLEANROOMS

KEEP IT CLEAN: CONSIDERATIONS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL CLEANROOMS

Our Sales Manager, Andrew Barrow, offers an insight into monitoring cleanrooms and reducing contamination risk within the pharmaceutical industry. Ac...

Read More
Cherwell Releases New Redipor® Prepared Microbiological Media Product Information

Cherwell Releases New Redipor® Prepared Microbiological Media Product Information

Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in cleanroom microbiology products, have announced the availability of their 2015 Redipor® prepared microbiological...

Read More
Academic Citation for SAS Air Samplers in Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

Academic Citation for SAS Air Samplers in Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

SAS Super 180 and SAS Duo 360 from Cherwell Laboratories alt=""MJ Bromley, G van Muijlwijk, MG Fraczek reference the use of the hand held microbial a...

Read More

Read More

Read More

List your business

Would you like to register your company on one of the UK's largest and most effective Trade websites?

Are you looking for a reliable and consistent source of enquiries from your industry sector? Would you like to see why Find the Needle clients come back year after year to use our service? If so then feel free to register using the link 'here'.

Register
Office Address: