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Here at Terra Universal, we’ve made it our mission to offer the best possible lead times in the industry. In addition to aggressive stocking programs and streamlined fulfillment, Terra Universal also offers several services that ensure you receive your products as quickly as possible.
FasTrak 24/7 guarantees to meet the shipping date YOU specify, regardless of quoted lead times.
Terra Universal can provide FasTrak 24/7 service for both in-stock products and custom orders.
Examples of FasTrak 24/7 services include:
Terra FasTrak service fees are only meant to cover the cost of additional Terra services, they are not designed to generate profit. If Terra fails to ship on or before the specified date, Terra will refund up to 100% of the FasTrak charges at the client's request. This guarantee does NOT cover direct, special, consequential, or other damages. It is strictly limited to 100% of the amount paid for the FasTrak service.
The FasTrak 24/7 refund policy does not apply when a specified ship date is missed due to factors outside Terra's control, such as vendor performance or shipping company delays. The FasTrak 24/7 guarantee DOES apply in instances where the shipping date is missed due to Terra's own negligence.
Terra's QuickShip Program includes thousands of in-stock, ready-to-ship, ready-for-delivery products.
Examples of Quick Ship Plus-eligible products include:
Terra's Quick Ship Plus service provides the necessary resources to guarantee the required delivery date.
The Quick Ship Plus service is available for orders of in-stock, turnkey products that do not require any additional assembly before shipment. This service guarantees that the order will be delivered on or before the date indicated, or the charges for the Quick Ship Plus service will be refunded in full upon the client's approved request.
This guarantee does not cover any direct, special, consequential, or other damages, and is strictly limited to 100% of the amount paid for the Quick Ship Plus service. In alignment with FasTrak programs, In the case that shipment delays arise due to factors that are within Terra's control, Terra will refund up to 100% of the Quick Ship Plus fees. This guarantee does NOT cover direct, special, consequential or other damages and is strictly limited to 100% of the amount paid for Quick Ship Plus service.
Terra's QuickBuild Program includes dozens of products with stocked components ready for quick assembly and shipment in 5 days.
Examples of QuickBuild-eligible products include:
Quick Build services are available for Terra products assembled with in-stock, on-hand components. Therefore, Terra can provide these items assembled and ready for shipment within 4 - 6 business days.
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Laboratory hoods serve a number of critical purposes in the lab environment.
Such hoods, often called laminar flow workstations or clean benches, use a flow of HEPA-filtered air to prevent influx of viable and non-viable particles into the enclosure and to sweep away any contaminants generated by the work process.
For fume containment, laboratory fume hoods use a ducted ventilation system that maintains negative pressure. Where ducting is impractical, ductless hoods are also available for removal of non-hazardous contaminants (fumes or particles), using either HEPA or activated carbon filters.
Biological safety cabinets combine aspects of both hood types: a laminar flow of micro-filtered air and negative-pressure containment of bio-hazard fumes.
Laminar flow hoods (also called laminar flow clean benches) force air through a HEPA or ULPA filter to create a clean work area free of nearly all contaminating particulates, including bacteria, mold spores and many viruses. These hoods use a vertical or horizontal airflow design. Both provide excellent protection of products from particulates and cross-contamination, but do not protect the operator or environment.
So why choose one over the other? Vertical laminar flow hoods (VLF Hoods) require less floor space, but more overhead clearance. In addition, a sash at the front of the VLF hood provides a barrier between air exiting the hood and the operator’s face. VLF hoods create turbulent air flow when air strikes the work surface, requiring sterile work to be performed above the work surface.
HLF hoods minimize air turbulence (and particle backflow) on the work surface except where equipment disrupts the horizontal airflow. However, they direct the airflow directly at the operator’s face and require more depth to accommodate placement of the fan filter unit at the rear of the hood.
Read more about the differences between horizontal and vertical laminar flow hoods
Laboratory fume hoods draw air from the environment through the opening of the hood, allowing environmental contaminants into the work area. Thus, lab fume hoods do not offer a sterile environment or product protection. Instead, chemical fume hoods are designed to protect the operator from dangerous or irritating fumes and powders generated from work performed inside the hood.
In ducted fume hoods and canopy fume hoods, air passes out of the hood through a duct leading to an in-house ventilation system that contains and/or neutralizes hazardous materials.
In ductless fume hoods, fans draw exhaust air through a series of filters that remove irritating substances before release back into the room. Since these filters are not 100% efficient in removing all substances, ductless fume hoods are not advised in the presence of biohazards; however, they provide a convenient, cost-effective solution for operations involving irritating but non-hazardous fumes in facilities where an in-house HVAC system cannot be accessed.
Biological Safety cabinets combine design aspects of both laminar flow and fume hoods. Filtered air is directed downward onto the work surface and then travels into a plenum through openings on the front and sides of the hood. Depending on the classification of the biosafety hood, some percentage of air is recirculated through a HEPA filter while the rest is directed out of the hood through an exhaust system. Thus, biosafety cabinets offer operator, environmental and product protection.
These laboratory safety cabinets (sometimes called IV hoods or compounding hoods) are ideal when preparing sterile medications such as chemotherapeutic agents that may pose a risk to the operator.
When it comes to working with hazardous or potentially infectious material, protecting personnel must be the primary concern. However, offering personnel protection does not have to come at the cost of risking product integrity. Class II BSCs provide protection to both personnel and product simultaneously. They maintain an ISO class 5 clean work area for product manipulation, while ensuring that exhaust air is filtered and ducted out of the environment. Thus, a class II BSC is the ideal solution when working with moderately hazardous material and both personnel and product safety are required.
Read more about these lab hoods here regarding their biological safety rating
On a tight schedule? Choose FasTrak 24/7 Priority Service to help meet your critical schedule for Terra-manufactured products, either before or after your order is placed.*
Call for pricing. FasTrak service fees cover costs of additional services only, without additional profit.
* Terra's FasTrak services limited guarantee: to ship on the ESD or date specified OR to refund up to 100% of FasTrak charges. This guarantee covers no direct, special, consequential or other damages and is strictly limited to up to 100% of the amount paid for FasTrak service. When a specified ship date is missed due to factors outside Terra's control (vendor performance, deliveries by shipping companies, etc.) and random factors such as accidents, the credit of up to 100% of the FasTrak 24/7 may not apply. FasTrak service requested after order placement will be quoted and accepted based on available time remaining before required ship date.