One day will all laboratories be built like this?
The innovative high integrity delivery systems we recently designed and delivered for a ground-breaking biomedical facility make flexi lab working and off-site construction a reality.
The scale of the gas delivery system which uses over 75,000 metres of copper pipework to supply more than 3000 outlets in the laboratories is impressive in itself but what differentiates it is the flexibility it offers. Outlets connect to special flexible hoses, making it possible to reconfigure the layout of the laboratory and safely deliver the gases required to wherever they are needed, or to add additional lines. The couplings between the hoses and taps are specific to the gas to be supplied to avoid cross contamination and the various threats to health and safety that may result from this. This innovative solution means that, although this is a high specification specialist system, modifications can be carried out by on-site maintenance with no compromise to the system’s integrity and without specialist intervention.
Off Site Construction
In addition to the gas delivery system, we designed and delivered turnkey high integrity distribution systems for purified water, liquid nitrogen, super critical fluid (SCF), clean steam, solvent delivery and waste collection plus a hydrogenation suite. To make the installation as efficient as possible we built an innovative system of pipework cassettes populated with blocks of quick connect points for the flexi hoses. Once on site the cassettes were loaded into modules, with up to 10 pipes on each module carrying gases plus power, chilled water, sprinkler system etc. By minimising the amount of work required onsite we were able to significantly reduce time on site, ensure that we delivered on schedule and minimise disruption to other aspects of the build.
As the recognised market leader in our field, we are unique in our ability to deliver both purified water and laboratory gas delivery systems to large scale projects. This recent contract demonstrates the range of our capabilities, our innovative approach and our dedication to delivering systems with zero compromise on integrity or aesthetics, which deliver the gas or liquid they are designed for safely and purely.