Clyde-Apac Air Filtration
Clyde-Apac is a major global brand specializing in air filtration, contamination-control equipment for industry, health care and science. The company is a leading Australian laboratory equipment and industrial filtration manufacturer with its head office in NSW. Our branded products and technology is exported to more than thirty countries around the world. Our core technology base for critical filtration is fully compliant to Australian Standards, considered by many to be one of the highest international bench mark settings. Our technology while robust is developed on strong engineering principles. Something one global European manufacturer has adopted by fitting dual fans to their Biological Safety Cabinet design, some forty years after this design was featured within the Australian Standard.
While we view this as a global move in the right direction we see excellent growth opportunities for developing our manufacturing export business into the growing life sciences market in Asia, due to the high level of importance placed on products complying and meeting the requirement of the Australian Standard. It demonstrates Australians both past and present can innovate and lead the world when given the correct encouragement and support.
Australian Standards are regularly referenced within global publications and some papers can be viewed on this web site, under technical papers.
CLYDE-FILTERCORP and MACQUARIE ENGINEERING
Merging the dust collection product and service arrangements in 2009 to create one of Australia’s fast growing and largest fully integrated dust collection operations in Australia. Clyde Filtercorp manufactures space saving solutions through a range of bag house and cartridge design, systems including Eaziflow, Mini Pulse, and HCP. Macquarie Engineering provides specialist dust collection solutions along with regular on-site maintenance and design solutions.
CLYDE-APAC LAMINAR AIR FLOW
Laboratory equipment and HEPA filter products remain available from specially appointed authorised dealers and distributors around the world. The range of scientific equipment retains the latest design and remains available in top, left or right exhaust configurations.
The Australian copyright protected S2000 and recently upgraded S2010 software contains the most sophisticated operational system, delivering safety and assurance for operators, and environment. All Clyde-Apac cabinet systems from the 1960’s have incorporated design method enabling specific control of the laminar flow and exhaust operation. This long held design has now been taken up recently by some global manufacturers as being the only real method for managing control and containment of the critical air barrier process. Indeed advertise this as a major innovation in design, while we just say it’s always better to arrive late and safe, than never at all!
Clyde-Apac class 1, 2 Cytotoxic Cabinets, and Laminar flow work stations are designed to last for many years as well as operate in some of the most remote areas. Our equipment can be fully serviced and the use of deep bed HEPA filters ensures a longer life, lower maintenance cost cycle, but more critically a steady uniform Laminar air flow within the work zone area.
Clyde-Apac retain a schedule of cabinet history dating from Oliphant, Gelman as well as early Clyde-Apac models, and offer spare parts and a complete range of on-site cabinet and clean room servicing throughout Australia and Asia.
We offer bespoke cabinet designs as well as standard product and Hospital Ultra Clean Ventilating systems in operating theatre filtration systems.
CLYDE-APAC INDUSTRIAL AND HVAC FILTRATION
Clyde-Apac pioneered filtration in the transportation sector way back in the early 1980’s just when fast trains and air conditioning were considered things for the future. Clyde-Apac expertise in manufacturing customized locomotive filtration and wayside fueling applications for all the major railway builders and government is well renowned.
Our HVAC filtration systems have featured in some of the largest commercial projects either as new, or refit, while many industrial sectors consider only Clyde-Apac as their supplier of choice. Most Australian blue chip groups use Clyde-Apac filtration products mainly because of our ability to customize and design bespoke systems, while ensuring Australian manufacturing content and continuing product support.
TESTING AND CERTIFICATION SERVICES FOR – CLEANROOMS, LAMINAR AIRFLOW PRODUCTS, SAFETY CABINETS AND HEPA FILTER INSTALLATIONS
The need for testing and certification:
Laminar Airflow Products, Cleanrooms, Clean Work Stations and Safety Cabinets are the primary barrier against airborne contamination in many critical applications in health care, science and industry. Manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics components, and other high-technology companies rely on the performance of cleanrooms to ensure that product standards are achieved.
The health and safety of laboratory personnel, and the success of important experiments and research projects depend on the safe and effective operation of biological safety cabinets. The periodic inspection, testing and certification of these controlled environments is vital to their ability to provide specified performance levels.
A proficient, specialized service organization should be engaged for this essential service work.
All test procedures should be performed in accordance with Australian Standard AS1807 using calibrated equipment.
LAMINAR AIR FLOW SERVICES
Providing comprehensive on-site maintenance, testing and certification services for cleanrooms, laminar flow work stations, safety cabinets, HEPA filter installations and fume cabinets.
In order to achieve and maintain NATA registration, laboratories that provide mechanical testing services for these controlled environments are required to satisfy stringent requirements.
Our testing procedures are conducted in accordance with AS1807. We certify equipment to comply with specific Standards for performance.
LAMINAR AIR FLOW SERVICES
The need for testing and certification:
Laminar Air Flow Services (a division of Clyde-Apac), provides comprehensive on-site maintenance, testing and certification services for cleanrooms, laminar flow work stations, safety cabinets, HEPA filter installations and fume cabinets. Fully equipped laboratories staffed by highly skilled service technicians are maintained throughout Australia. Clyde-Apac provides factory training for technicians operating in South East Asia.
Laboratories in Australia are registered by NATA. Laminar Air Flow Services provides this service to leading hospitals, research institutions and high-technology manufacturers throughout Australia and South East Asia.
When testing is required:
Cleanrooms, laminar flow work stations and safety cabinets should be inspected, tested and certified as follows:
- On site, prior to use.
- After any electrical or mechanical maintenance.
- After filter replacement.
- After re-location of work stations or safety cabinets.
- At least annually.
- As required by the organization’s GMP code or regulatory authority.
In special circumstances, such as a significant change in the work programme, or where impaired operation is suspected.
In order to achieve and maintain NATA registration, laboratories that provide mechanical testing services for these controlled environments
are required to satisfy stringent requirements. They must demonstrate that they operate strictly in accordance with the terms of registration. This includes:
- The performance of test procedures to Australian Standards.
- The maintenance of records for all testing work, and the supply to equipment users of certificates which detail the results of testing.
- The regular calibration of all test apparatus.
- Technically-competent service engineers and capable administrative personnel.
The laboratories of Clyde-Apac Laminar Air Flow Services meet these rigorous requirements. This is your a assurance that we are able to provide the highest standard of service to your organisation.
Our testing procedures are conducted in accordance with AS1807.
We certify equipment to comply with specific Standards for performance, which includes:
AS1386 – Cleanrooms and clean workstations
AS2243.8 – Safety in laboratories – fume cupboards
AS2243.9 – Safety in laboratories – fume cabinets
AS2251 – Laminar flow operating theatre enclosures
AS2252.1 – Class I biological safety cabinets
AS2252.2 – Class II biological safety cabinets
AS2567 – Cytotoxic drug safety cabinets
We use only those replacement parts which are at least equivalent to those specified for the original installation. Our replacement HEPA filters are individually certified in a NATA-accredited laboratory for efficiency, integrity and airflow resistance.
These filters are manufactured in Australia under an accredited Quality Management system developed to comply with ISO-9001.
In addition to the routine certification of controlled environments, we provide other specialised services as follows:
- Air quality monitoring by particle counts
- Equipment rebuilding and upgrades*
- Installation surveys*
- Maintenance contracts
- Pre-maintenance fumigation of biologically contaminated areas, such as biological safety cabinets and HEPA filter exhaust systems*
- Minor equipment repairs performed at no charge in the course of normal service work*
* Not all listed services are test procedures to Australian Standards that are covered by laboratory registration.