Why Choose Foramaflow?

We are experts in the design and manufacture of specialist absolute microbiological air filtration for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and laboratory industries. Concurrently we have, for over 50 years, been designing and manufacturing what is today the worlds leading range of Formalin microbiological decontamination systems

Foramaflow products are Safe, Reliable and Effective.  

BS EN ISO 9001:2015

We are proud to be a British Company that exports to over 60 countries around the world

Decontamination

We first developed the 60ml cabinet mounted Formalin Vaporiser 50 years ago for use with the early Foramaflow Class I and Class III Microbiological safety cabinets and went on to manufactured the first commercially available vaporiser in the World to allow the safe fumigation of infectious containment areas and safety cabinets of all classes using Formalin Solutions.

Many of these early products still continue to give perfect performance after so many years of continuous service.

Throughout those years we have continuously developed the Vaporiser Range to keep ahead of safety cabinet design and legislation and to meet the needs of all types of fumigation and decontamination requirements which now include glove boxes, isolators, clean rooms, filter casings including safe change systems and we have also developed systems for complete room fumigation.

For the class II recirculating cabinet we introduced the formalin vaporizer VAP/3 range with a neutralizing cycle automatically reducing residual, post fumigation, formaldehyde gas levels to provide a safe, fully effective and compliant process.  

Our vaporiser range is used throughout the world by leading cabinet manufacturers, hospitals, universitys, research establishments and government departments.

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50 years of history

Foramaflow is a dynamic forward thinking specialist engineering Company. Our history dates back to 1963 and our founder Desmond Russell-Lowe, a highly qualified sea going marine enginer officer and his development of our first standardised hydrophobic HEPA filter. The patented  design and manufacturing process with its standardisation allowed this highly efficient filter such versatility it could be fitted to any application requiring absolute microbiological protection. The filter with its unique ability to deliver an exceptionally high flow rate against low pressure drop was soon being fitted across the country to pharmaceutical facilities and the leading Breweries and Food manufacturers process vessels.

Over the coming years the Company’s specialisation rapidly expanded developing other critical filtration applications including the first hydrophobic Anaesthetic filter used on anaesthesia ventilator machines during patient in hospital operations.

 

Independently evaluated by the Public Health Laboratory the outstanding results were published in the British Medical Journal in 1973:

Further product development produced the positive pressure filter systems for the earliest laboratory isolators, The Foramaflow range of CLASS I and CLASS III Microbiological Safety Cabinets and the first sterile air baby incubator at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Further innovation followed with the DEFRA approved Foramaflow STC/3 Road going milk tanker vent. This tanker vent system Independently tested and approved by the Food Science Laboratory, out performed all other manufacturers filters selected for comparison testing for use against the spread of Foot & Mouth Disease on road going tankers. ( The Scientific paper being published in the Journal of the Society of Dairy Technology )

Today, positive pressure sterile air systems are continuously being developed by us for elevated temperature food vessels where increased water activity and high flow rates inside and through the vessel make special demands on the filter systems. Ambient water storage and Milk processing systems with positive open venting together with high flow rate venting in the oil and gas industry all form part of our wide range of microbiological protection filter systems.

A half century of successfully meeting these Air Filtration challenges has resulted today in Foramaflow systems operating from the extremes of cold in Russia to the heat and dust of Qatar, the humidity in Borneo to the remote areas of the Galapagos Islands with Foramaflow products operating 24 hours a day across over 60 countries around the World.

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Absolute air filtration

50 Years of innovation in Air Filtration technology, Foramaflow remains at the forefront of advancement in specialised microbiological air filtration. Every day around the World people eat and drink food, beverage and pharmaceutical products protected during manufacture from microbiological contamination using Foramaflow filtration systems.

As one of the very first companies to recognise the need to provide microbiological protection during food and beverage production, Foramaflow quickly established an enviable reputation for delivering completely reliable systems for absolute, HEPA quality air filtration to the leading food producers in the UK, Europe and many other countries around the World.

Today, positive pressure sterile air systems are continuously being developed by us for elevated temperature food vessels where increased water activity and high flow rates inside and through the vessel make special demands on the filter systems. Ambient water storage and Milk processing systems with positive open venting together with high flow rate venting in the oil and gas industry all form part of our wide range of microbiological protection filter systems.

All of our technologies here at Foramaflow are extensively and repeatedly tested for compliance against industry standards not only in house during design and manufacture but are further supported by the most extensive independent certification body testing and compliance assurances available today.

Air Filter Testing:  Unlike some other manufacturers, at Foramaflow we do not just  “Batch Test” our filters. We have always taken the view that batch testing only proves the sample taken from the batch and is not conclusive enough for us. We individually test each filter because we know that our customers want assurance that every product delivered to them  has been individually certified. Additionally, each Foramaflow product that our filters are fitted to is also individually tested before it is approved fit for service and released to our customers.

Our Filter testing delivers a HEPA filter that far exceeds the benchmark BS EN 1877 ( H14 ) As an absolute minimum bench mark at the highest flow rate declared for our product. In fact the efficiency of our filters still exceeds BS EN 1877 ( H14 )  at more than twice our certified flow rate.

Certification and Conformity :  Every filter product that we deliver to our customer is issued with a unique certificate of test and conformity: The certificate details the standard achieved by that test measured against the stated BS EN Classification.

 

 

 

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