Maine Seminar Series

Maine Seminar Series


Safety Cabinet Technology


This two-day course provides a comprehensive overview of Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs) through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory workshops.  The course provides numerous opportunities for hands-on learning.  Engaging class discussions allow participants learn from each other. The guided tour of a BSC manufacturing facility provides a unique opportunity to understand the “nuts and bolts” of BSCs.




Introduction to Certification & ASHRAE 110 Testing Workshop (Half-day Workshops) &


Introduction to Certification: This half-day course reinforces the knowledge gained in our Safety Cabinet Technology course by providing hands-on practice with BSC Testing Equipment, and by learning how to develop grid patterns, how to evaluate airflow with smoke pattern testing, and how to perform airflow tests on A2 and B2 BSCs.


ASHRAE 110: This half-day course uses lecture and demonstration to provide an overview of the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 110-2016 method for testing laboratory fume hood performance. The standard uses airflow measurements, qualitative smoke studies and quantitative tracer gas procedures to determine a hood performance rating.  Instrumentation, apparatus requirements, practical considerations and reporting results are discussed. An ASHRAE 110 test is performed in a demonstration laboratory.




HVAC Systems and Laboratory Design


This two-day introduction to the design and evaluation of laboratory HVAC systems combines lecture, class discussion, hands-on laboratory work, and group activities. Topics include: basic airflow principles; ventilation equipment exhaust requirements; OSHA, ANSI, ASHRAE and NFPA regulations; fume hood testing and laboratory controls. Real life laboratory construction and renovations are used as examples throughout the course. All course concepts come together in an activity in which participants learn the critical questions to ask when reviewing mechanical drawings.



Save $200 off your registration when you sign up for the entire week of programs.