Life Science Solutions
Supporting engineered solutions for safe, efficient and consistent operation in laboratory environments.
Empowering Operations Teams
Smart analytics of building services data empowers operations teams to understand how well the facility is performing, where the issues lie, and to cost effectively achieve optimal performance.
Interface critical laboratory equipment and building automation to advanced services including Opsgenie by Atlassian. Stay in control during incidents and plan for service disruptions.
Sustainable Laboratory Design
Laboratory buildings typically have 100% outdoor air requiring considerable energy to condition on hot days before being delivered to the rooms. Often energy consumption is 3 to 8 times higher than office buildings. This is driven by requirements to safeguard researchers with 24/ 7 operation and room air changes for dilution ventilation.
Room Environmental Control
With any building automation approach for laboratories, the ultimate objectives are:
- Researcher safety – local display and alarming of critical environmental parameters
- Room pressurisation – maintain correct airflow direction and pressure
- Ventilation – provide proper air changes for dilution control
- Comfort – provide proper temperature and relative humidity control
Venturi air valves that adjust and compensate for fluctuations of duct pressure by using a mechanical pressure-independent cone and spring assembly that moves in and out of the venturi orifice, increasing and decreasing the airflow in a very predictable manner.
Factory calibrated room temperature, humidity, pressure sensors and ductwork airflow measuring stations combining quality and reliability with the highest energy efficiency.
Manifold Fume Cupboard Control
A key component of safety in a research laboratory is the fume cupboard. Selecting and maintaining proper face velocity at the fume cupboard particularly on a manifold laboratory exhaust can be a challenge for automation systems. The consequences of incorrect face velocity can lead to unsafe conditions with loss of containment when face velocity is too low and energy waste when face velocity is too high. Refer to our tech tip for speed of response and containment testing.
Integrating multiple indoor environmental quality (IEQ) parameters including CO2, CO, TVOC’s and fine air particles to dynamically adjust room air changes and outdoor ventilation. This significantly increases energy savings while ensuring spaces are safe and clean at all times.