Airstream Class II Type A2

Airstream Class II Type A2

The World's Leading Energy-Efficient, Quiet, and Ergonomic Biosafety Cabinet

Esco’s Airstream® Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet is one of the best choices when you are looking for operator, product and environmental protection for your laboratory. Now equipped with energy-efficient DC ECM Motor, this is the most energy-efficient Class II Biosafety Cabinet in the world offering 70% energy savings compared to legacy AC motor. Its Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor Controller displays all information you need on its screen. With its Dynamic Chamber™, ISO Class 3 work zone and ISOCIDE™ powder coat on all its external and interior painted surfaces, you are ensured that you, the operator, as well as the product and the environment are protected from harmful biological agents. NSF 49 and UL 61010-certified, the Airstream® Class II Type A2 Biological Safety Cabinet proves that Esco is an industry leader in cleanroom equipment.

Key Benefits:

  • Latest microprocessor technology with ease of use
  • Energy-efficient with the DC ECM motor
  • ISO Class 3 work zone
  • NSF 49 and UL 61010-certified


  • Sentinel™ Gold Microprocessor Controller displays all important information, centered and angled down for easy reach and viewing; fast and reliable operation
  • Elegant design matched with proven ISOCIDE™ powder coat technology that inhibits microbial growth on external surface prevents contamination and improves safety
  • Angled sash to optimize user comfort, reduce glare and maximize reach into the work area
  • Leading energy-efficient Class II Type A2 Biosafety Cabinet in the world with 70% energy savings compared to AC motor
  • Equipped with ULPA filter which provides better filtration than HEPA filter at 99.999% typical efficiency for particle sizes of 0.1 to 0.3 micron
  • Dynamic Chamber offering blower plenum and side walls surrounded by negative pressure ensures containment
  • Provides ISO Class 3 work zone instead of industry-standard ISO Class 5
  • Single-piece wall allows easy reach to service fixtures and electrical outlets
  • Raised arm rest prevents grille blocking, and provides comfortable working posture
  • Easy-to-clean Removable Paper Catch with optional pre-filter
  • Recessed single-piece work tray to contain spillage with sloped easy-to-swipe perimeter
  • Optional HPV port and universal type service fixture offers more productivity


Model No. External Dimensions*(mm) Internal Dimensions (mm) Airflow Velocity (Inflow) Airflow Velocity (Downflow) Electrical
AC2-3S9-NS 1035 x 753 x 1400 mm
(40.7” x 29.6” x 54.7”)
915 x 580 x 660 mm
(36” x 22.8” x 26”)
0.53 m/s
105 (fpm)
0.30 m/s
(60 fpm)
115 V
AC2-4S9-NS 1340 x 753 x 1400 mm
(52.8” x 29.6” x 54.7”)
1220 x 580 x 660 mm
(48” x 22.8” x 26”)
AC2-5S9-NS 1645 x 753 x 1400 mm
(64.8” x 29.6” x 54.7”)
1525 x 580 x 660 mm
(60” x 22.8” x 26”)
AC2-6S9-NS 1950 x 753 x 1400 mm
(76.8” x 29.6” x 54.7”)
1830 x 580 x 660 mm
(72” x 22.8” 26”)

The dimensions of the Side Wall and Work Tray, Fan System, Filters, and Control System can be customized as required.


Mandel offers a variety of options and accessories to meet local applications.Contact Inside Sales or your local Sales Representative for ordering information.

Support Stands

  • Fixed height, available in 28” or 35”
    • with levelling feet
    • with caster wheels
  • Telescopic, adjustable height
    • with levelling feet, 660 mm to 960 mm (26" to 37.8"), 25 mm (1") increment
    • with caster wheels, 660 mm to 880 mm (26" to 34.7"), 25 mm (1") increment
  • Motorized, adjustable height
    • with levelling feet
    • with caster wheels

Electrical Outlets

  • Direct mounted available in type A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I

Work Zone

  • UV Lamp
  • Stainless Steel IV Bar
    • Maximum load is 6kg (13lbs) total
  • Prefilter
    • Provides additional filtration located at the paper catch

More Cabinet Accessories

  • Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination Kit
    • Connects to VHP/HPV generator
    • VHP In Port
    • VHP Out Top Box for cabinets without exhaust collar installed
  • Germicidal UV lamp, 253.7nm wavelength
    • With timer to optimize lamp life and specific species exposure need
  • PVC Arm Rest, 712mm (28”) size
    • Easy to clean and provides maximum operator comfortable, 712mm standard size
  • Ergonomic Lab Chair, 395 to 490mm (15.6” to 19.3) height
    • Laboratory grade, ISO Class 5 rated
    • Alcohol resistant
  • Ergonomic Foot Rest
    • Improves working posture
    • Adjustable height with anti-skid coating and chemical finish
  • Service Fixtures
    • American style available in gas, vacuum, air, nitrogen, water and universal type.
  • Exhaust Ducting
    • Anti-blowback valve 10 inches
    • Tri-safe exhaust collar with alarm
    • Thimble exhaust collar with alarm
    • Exhaust Damper