William Peters, Vice President of Engineering at NuAire, to present a Technical Trade Presentation during the 63rd National AALAS Meeting taking place November 4 – 8, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the topic of “Considerations for Functional and Performance Testing of Animal Transfer Stations“
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Time: 3:20 PM – 3:40 PM
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center Room 1
Presentation Description: Animal Transfer stations used for cage changing applications have evolved over the years starting from modified horizontal flow work stations to today’s vertical flow work stations. The evolution started in the late 1990’s with greater concern for allergen protection, as well as improved product protection, mobility, ergonomics and ease of use. A new generation of animal transfer stations have emerged using different design methodologies to achieve improved functionality and performance. With these new design methodologies, there continues to be no industry standardized test methods or measureable acceptance criteria to evaluate animal transfer station adequacy as it relates to function and performance. The intent herein is to start the discussion of possible standardized test methods and acceptance criteria that could be applied to all animal transfer station designs today for functional and performance testing.