Balance Enclosures

Germfree’s CSE Series of Compounding Safety Enclosures and Powder Containment & Powder Weighing Hoods protect the operator while weighing and transferring non-sterile powders and compounds. The Balance Enclosure consists of a main work area with one (CSES) or two (CSED) large hinged windows for the easy ingress and egress of large equipment. Pre-filters are located above the work area and swing down for easy replacement. The pre-filters aid in extending the life of the HEPA filter by removing large particles.

Germfree’s Powder Containment & Powder Weighing Hoods feature:

All Stainless Steel Construction to facilitate easy cleaning and provide durability
Single-sided and double-sided; 3ft., 4ft. and 6 ft., full-width work areas
Advanced Ergonomics

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  • Features/Options
  • Electrical
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Overall Dimensions:

Single Sided Workstations: CSES-3SS: 34″ wide ・ 29″ deep ・ 32 ½” high
CSES-4SS: 46″ wide ・ 33″ deep ・ 32 ½” high
CSES-6SS: 70″ wide ・ 33″ deep ・ 32 ½” high
Double Sided Workstations:
CSED-4SS: 46″ wide ・ 46″ deep ・ 32 ½” high
CSED-6SS: 70″ wide ・ 46″ deep ・ 32 ½” high

Work Area Dimensions:
Single Sided Workstations: CSES-3SS: 30″ wide ・ 29″ deep ・ 23″ high
CSES-4SS: 43″ wide ・ 33″ deep ・ 23″ high
CSES-6SS: 67″ wide ・ 33″ deep ・ 23″ high

Double Sided Workstations:
CSED-4SS: 43″ wide ・ 46″ deep ・ 23″ high
CSED-6SS: 67″ wide ・ 46″ deep ・ 23″ high
Performance Data
Inward air velocity is measured across the sash of the opening and is set to 50-70 fpm for personal protection. This velocity range is chosen to minimize turbulence in the air. The airflow pattern passes directly through the unit with a constant wash of air across the workdeck. The inward face velocity meets all requirements for a Class I Biological Safety Cabinet as defined in the CDC-NIH BMBL 5th Edition. The exhaust air is vented into the room after HEPA filtration, providing environmental protection.

All exhausted air is HEPA filtered removing particulates at an efficiency of 99.99% for 0.3 micron particle size and is vented into the room.

The CSE powder containment/powder weighing hoods draw air in over the sash opening, then up through the filters, providing a wash of particulate laden air away from the user. All CSE Powder Balance Enclosures are constructed from high quality stainless steel and acrylic. The stainless steel surfaces inside the hood are impervious to most chemicals and are easily cleaned. All CSE models provide a safe, dependable and lower cost environment for your facility.

Choose your own work surface:
Height adjustable removable workdeck
Height adjustable stand
Fixed stand
Vibration Free Workdeck

Additional Features:
Pharmaceutical grade stainless steel construction
Gas shock front window lift
External fluorescent lighting
Large hinged window(s)
Magnehelic gauge (differential pressure)
Slanted front window
Swing down prefilter assembly

Separate lighted power ON/OFF indicator switches for blower and lighting
115V, 60Hz (220V, 50-60Hz also available)
Ten foot power cord with molded, grounded plug

Stainless Steel Stand 30" or 36" High in 2', 3', 4', and 6' widths

integrated stand

Welded Square Tube Stainless Steel Stand with Electric Hydraulic Height Adjustment 30" to 39" in 2', 3', 4', and 6' widths


Stainless Steel Table - Custom sizes built to your specifications


Bin Cart


Duplex Electrical Outlet Installed In Work Area

duplex outlet

Gas shock lift for front viewing panel


Stopcock for Air, Gas or Vacuum


Stand Casters, 2 Locking welded to stand


Sealed Data Port - Passage of 4 cables possible with individual adjustable diameters between 0.16"- 01/27"

data port















Our Shielded Isolator functions as a Glovebox while operating under negative pressure to meet NIOSH recommendations

Past Germfree Projects

Germfree consistently delivers exceptional cGMP compliant products around the globe. Browse the grid below to see a selection of relevant past projects:

Microbiome Research Modular Cleanroom
This BSL 2+ cGMP Modular Biocontainment Cleanroom Facility is made up of five (5) prefabricated modules (2,000 ft2 / 184 m2 gross area) and is housed within a renovated warehouse structure. The cleanroom is designed to comply with FDA and EU cGMP standards and utilizes a unidirectional process flow.
Alachua, FL
Mobile Viral Vector Production Facility
This Mobile BSL-3 Viral Vector Production Facility is based on quantity 2 semi-trailer chassis (840 ft2 / 79 m2 gross area) and functions as a mobile cGMP cleanroom to facilitate Viral Vector Manufacturing (VVM).
Maryland, USA
Gowning cGMP Training Trailer Facility
This Mobile cGMP Cleanroom is self-contained on semi- trailer chassis (420 ft2 / 39 m2 gross area). This facility is divided into multiple cleanrooms designed to support Gowning Training and Aseptic Qualification.
Rensselaer, NY, USA

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