Roxtec seals selected for Japan’s tightest containment lab

Published: 23-May-2017

Swedish Roxtec Group is a provider of modular-based cable and pipe seals

The testing facilities for bio-safety containment technology at the Takenaka Research & Development Institute in Inzai-City, Chiba, Japan, are air-tight and gas-tight thanks to Roxtec seals. The seals prevent leakage from containment rooms.

“Roxtec seals are indispensable for air-tightness – and air-tightness is a must if you work with infectious viruses such as ebola,” says Hayato Yamamoto, mechanical and electrical engineer of the engineering department of Takenaka Corporation.

Highest safety level

Takenaka has built the facilities to show companies within regenerative medicine, bio-medicine and infectious disease prevention how to achieve the ultimate safety level. According to public reports, the panel structure has a higher level of tightness than in similar facilities in Japan.

“Roxtec seals are the powerful solution to ensure air-tightness,” says Hayato Yamamoto.

Takenaka is researching and developing buildings with advanced control of room pressure and airflow.

The swedish group Roxtec says that by using its penetration seals, Takenaka is able to experiment in various air-tightness levels. Roxtec transits are easy to adapt for efficient sealing around cables, pipes and pitot tubes of different sizes in panel walls, panel ceilings and decontamination shower booths. The transits also enable design changes and additional cables, pipes and equipment.

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