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To protect employees, assets, and business, continuity is a highly important topic. With our fire safety systems, we support you in establishing a comprehensive safety and security solution. Our solutions immediately detect the danger and trigger the fire alarm and emergency response right away – before the fire can spread.

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Fume hood fire detection and extinguishing

Our object protection system provides reliable fire detection and effective extinguishing for the fume hood. It can easily be tailored to individual requirements and is fully integrated into the fire alarm system.

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Fire detection

Highly reliable fire detectors with the new ASAtechnology™ allow early detection of fire variables such as smoke, heat and flames. For laboratories especially suitable is the Sinteso™ multi-sensor fire detector allowing fast, reliable fire detection and additional detection of toxic carbon monoxide concentration.

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Emergency Voice Communication

In case of an event, the intelligent evacuation systems from Siemens ensure clear voice announcements with description of the emergency situation and clear instructions on how to proceed for quick and orderly evacuation of the danger area – and prevent outbreak of panic.

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In a laboratory, people work with dangerous or toxic substances. This is why safety of facilities must be designed to protect both users and the environment under all circumstances. Our security solutions combine several sources of information, such as access control, human resource records and historical access trends in order to determine whether individual access can be granted.

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Video surveillance

The video surveillance system monitors sensitive areas and records the processes before and after an event. If the system detects a critical deviation, such as unauthorized persons, it automatically transmits an alarm to the control center and activates the camera in the relevant area.

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Access control

More companies are looking for comprehensive solutions that use biometric features for identification in an easy and effective way. With the integration of an ID Center Biometric Framework, Siemens offers a biometric authentification strategy underlying a qualitative premium, flexible and scalable solution which can also be used for general access control applications.

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Intrusion detection

Modern security systems must satisfy a broad range of security requirements and allow installation in a variety of configurations. By combining intrusion detection systems with other security disciplines such as video surveillance or access control, we help you to increase your security while at the same time saving costs.

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Ventilation

The laboratory ventilation system is able to control any type of volume flow controls or measuring device very precisely and if needed with high speed reaction, ensuring that all the equipment that is connected to the ventilation can be used safely and that the room air changes and room pressure are under safe conditions all the time. All the controlled devices are monitored and failures will be alarmed immediately. System and communication errors will be alarmed additionally.

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Laboratories equipped with optimum technology offer numerous energy saving opportunities with building automation and control systems. The more information is available to the system, the better the facilities operate while increasing safety and comfort aspects over the long term.

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Fume hood control

During occupied period using the fume hood controls the exhaust volume flow of the fume hood. This by measuring the opening of the front sash. This open surface allows the controller to reduce or increase the fume hood exhaust volume flow according its actual need. This functionality can have a big influence on the energy consumption of a lab depending on the room configuration. Automatically closing the front sash when not in use provides additional energy savings.

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HVAC control

Siemens offers a comprehensive range of building automation systems and HVAC products for every area of use such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, cooling application, and for every technical requirement. The Siemens building automation system manages all these areas efficiently after the actual demand.

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Building automation and control system

The Desigo CC building automation and control system is the basis for the Siemens laboratory solution. It ensures optimum integration of fume hood control, room pressure control, room air exchange and temperature control – for increased safety and reduced costs.

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Variable duct pressure controls

An additional reduction of the energy consumption can be achieved by reducing the pressure in the duct. This leads to very low fan speed during unoccupied periods for instance.

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Demand Controlled Ventilation

In general each control device controls one or two exhaust or supply volume flows in the room. The controllers communicate among each other to exchange actual values and status. The information about the actual need for conditioned air is transferred to the AHU controllers. These controllers are now able to control the AHU as efficient as possible according the actual demand in the rooms.

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Laboratory Air Terminal Unit

Depending on the damper position a VAV-terminal box can be the reason for high pressure losses in a duct system. The laboratory solution from Siemens gets from all the controlled VAV-dampers the information about the actual position of the dampers. This information allows the system to detect VAV-terminal boxes with high pressure losses. The system tries automatically to reduce the pressure loss of the dampers to a minimum.

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Time scheduler

A very effective way to reduce the energy consumption is to operate the air change rates in the laboratory rooms according to their occupancy. The management functionality in the master controller devices offers a powerful time scheduler tool to shift the rooms after its individual occupation from occupied to unoccupied mode.

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The Green Lab Solution is a bundled offering of products, solutions and services designed to make laboratory spaces more energy efficient and improve performance. Labs consume a lot of energy (typically 3 to 8 times greater than office buildings) due to ventilation requirements for worker safety and research integrity. Two thirds of energy use in a laboratory is associated with meeting air change requirements and for comfort control.

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Fume hood sash management

A sash management strategy can be procedural as well as technical. A procedural strategy incorporates user education and awareness. The Siemens’ fume hood controller Sash Alert feature reminds users to lower sashes. It is most effective when used in conjunction with a sash management campaign. Monitoring sash height can also be used as a management tool by laboratory managers and facility staff to assure that sashes are closed.

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Lab demand control ventilation

Lab demand control ventilation adjusts the air change rate in response to air quality. Lab air quality is typically determined by measuring the level of VOCs and other contaminants.

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Laboratory performance & sustainability service

Laboratory Performance & Sustainability is a fact based approach for continuously improving facility performance. It is guided by analysis of facility operation data and energy use information.

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The Green Lab Solution is a bundled offering of products, solutions and services designed to make laboratory spaces more energy efficient and improve performance. Labs consume a lot of energy (typically 3 to 8 times greater than office buildings) due to ventilation requirements for worker safety and research integrity. Two thirds of energy use in a laboratory is associated with meeting air change requirements and for comfort control.

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CV lab air change rate reduction

Reducing laboratory air change rates is a strategy that adjusts the laboratory air change rate based on current codes and guidelines and minimum fume hood exhaust makeup air requirements.

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Fan system pressure reduction

Supply and exhaust system fan energy consumption is optimized by minimizing the system operating static pressure.

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Reheat energy reduction

Reducing the amount of reheat energy at the room level is most effectively accomplished by reducing the quantity of room supply air through other measures that reduce laboratory air change rates.

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Reduce fume hood minimum air volume

Lowering minimum exhaust requirements conserves energy by also reducing room makeup air requirements. Energy is conserved by reducing the amount of outside air to be heated or cooled. This reduction only occurs when the fume hood exhaust drives laboratory air volume.

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The Green Lab Solution is a bundled offering of products, solutions and services designed to make laboratory spaces more energy efficient and improve performance. Labs consume a lot of energy (typically 3 to 8 times greater than office buildings) due to ventilation requirements for worker safety and research integrity. Two thirds of energy use in a laboratory is associated with meeting air change requirements and for comfort control.

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CV to VAV conversion

Converting from constant volume to variable volume is a control strategy that adjusts the laboratory air change rate based on fume hood exhaust. Fume hood exhaust volume is controlled in response to sash position by maintaining a constant face velocity. When the fume hood sash is closed, exhaust volume is reduced. Supply volume is subsequently reduced to maintain room pressurization.

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CV to 2 state conversion

Two state conversion is a control strategy that adjusts the laboratory air change rate based occupancy. Energy is conserved by reducing the amount of outside air to be heated or cooled when the laboratory is unoccupied.