Airflow Optimisation

Timelines for decarbonisation of our buildings are accelerating. Innovations to manage the operation of buildings are proliferating.

Using demand-based control from Aircuity can have the single largest impact on responsibly reducing both the capital cost of plant and equipment, and operating expenditure for many owners.

Systems Thinking

We offer a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to design and operation of laboratory spaces; underpinned with control and automation.

Aircuity’s air quality monitoring, demand-based control system continuously optimises room supply and exhaust flow discharge rates. The system provides robust data collection to the building management system (BMS) and cloud-based platforms.

Smart Labs – Sustainable, Safer

Lab spaces are designed with a 100% outdoor airflow for occupant safety, with a full changeover of internal air volume, up to 15 times per hour during normal operation. A huge amount of air is therefore expended by supply air systems in cooling, reheating, humidifying, dehumidifying, filtering, distributing, supplying and expelling air to the outdoor environment.

Demand Control Ventilation

Using demand-based control, laboratories can be managed safely down to just two (2) air changes per hour when air quality is the driving factor for determining the supply air to the lab .

Airflow rates are continuously scanned and rebalanced room-by-room for greatest efficiency and effectiveness.

Most of the time air quality is clean and safe. However there will be a need at certain times to increase airflow and purge the lab space of contaminants to maintain the health and safety of laboratory personnel.

Keep Smart Labs Smart

Viscon’s comprehensive maintenance coverage will ensure the system continues to run safely and effectively, for as long as it is in operation.

Controls technician testing an electronic sensor suite – Sydney Australia 2019

First Step

A Ventilation Analysis and Return on Investment tool. First used to evaluate energy & first cost impact of demand-based control. Over last 5 years it has evolved into a general-purpose lab energy savings & first cost impact analysis tool.

The tool is unique in its focus on ventilation, cooling and heating systems that dominate energy use in laboratories.

For laboratories in many cases, it makes more sense to repurpose and retrofit an existing building rather than build new.

Application Resources

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Talk To An Expert

If you want safe, comfortable and sustainable lab operation, we would be very happy to discuss your project requirements.