Portable Clean Room Hood for Digital Forensics Lab at Sam Houston State University

The Criminal Justice College — ranked as one of the top five by the Journal of Criminal Justice — at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) offers a MS degree in forensic science designed to be a hands-on experience with state-of-the-art facilities.

Two SHSU alums at Sentry Air were pleased to donate a portable clean room (PCR) hood to the digital forensics lab at the university.

Portable clean room hood in Sam Houston State University digital forensics laboratory.

Our Model # SS-340-PCR portable clean room hood provides an ISO Class 5 working environment that will protect data storage devices from harmful particles as students practice digital forensics techniques. INSERT: Digital forensics instructor opens a hard drive.

Data recovery and dust: they don’t mix

Digital forensic scientists are often required to remove electronically stored information [data] from phones, computers, and USB drives. Mechanical tolerances are small, very small: a spec of dust on a hard drive or its head can damage the data stored on the drive, making it difficult to recover.

Our PCR hoods can be configured to restrict particles as small as 0.12 microns in diameter [a human hair is about 75 microns] from entering the hood, providing an exceptionally clean airflow within the workspace.

The engineered airfflow of Sentry Air portable clean room hoods provides an ISO Class 5 environment.

This diagram shows the engineered air flow from outside the hood through a HEPA filter for purification before it enters the work area. Our PCR hoods can also be configured with ULPA filters, with efficiency up to 99.9995% on particulates down to 0.12 microns.

Our Portable Clean Room hoods are available in a range of widths from 12 inches to 40 inches. They can be fabricated from a variety of optional materials, including those that are ESD-safe.

Proud to work with industry leaders

Sentry Air is pleased to support Sam Houston State University and the specialized role of the forensics science organization in the community.