Building Management for animal research labs

Animal research lab

Precise control for optimum environmental conditions. For good reason, animal research facilities are strictly regulated environments. Providing optimum conditions for people and animals in your laboratory presupposes that particular attention is being paid to maintaining the building infrastructure. Our integrated, automated solutions help address all of your challenges responsibly, effectively and intuitively.

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Critical Environment Technology manual

Critical Environment - Technology manual

The manual describes measurement, control, and monitoring of air volume flows and room pressures in buildings with focus on the life science market. 

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A comprehensive approach to animal research facility management

In order to adapt to changing regulations and the constant need to operate more safely and efficiently, animal research laboratories have to be continuously monitored and precisely controlled. Modern building technology can reliably take over these tasks for your facility without compromising on the integrity of your research. The best solutions to keep your building’s infrastructure accredited, compliant and efficient are those that closely integrate all component elements in a single system.

This is why we have taken a comprehensive approach in developing building technology specifically for the unique operational requirements faced in animal research on a daily basis: We carefully assess the current conditions of your facility’s systems to devise a well-targeted, quickly implementable tactical plan that addresses the exact site-specific needs – from installing uniquely capable monitoring and control solutions to integrating them with animal-related equipment such as watering and ventilation systems or conditioning programs. And to ensure your business can perform to its full potential now and in the future, we provide operational support 24/7.

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Animal research facility portfolio

Fully integrated control systems for your animal research facility

Our extensive portfolio of building management systems for animal research includes standardized solutions for all application scenarios. We combine these systems into single solutions through comprehensive integration of all components. This way, we meet the specific requirements of each animal research facility. Explore our solutions below for further information.

Demand-controlled ventilation

Our Critical Environment Technology (CET) enables measurement, control and monitoring of air volume flows and room pressures in buildings in a safe, precise and fast way. CET uses open-standard interfaces. It can be easily integrated into building automation systems for animal research facilities. Further, it ensures highest levels of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, safety and security in:

  • Room ventilation and general exhausts
  • Room pressure control
  • Laboratory fume hood control
  • Room air conditioning

Environment monitoring with CMT

The reliable monitoring of room conditions and airborne particles in critical environments is possible with our Compact Monitoring Technology (CMT). With CMT, you can monitor, store and document up to 100 GMP-relevant environmental parameters – whether temperature, humidity, air velocity, air pressure and particles or access to quarantine areas or highly sensitive medical systems like thrombocyte separators. All necessary components for data acquisition, visualization and archiving are contained in a pre-configured control cabinet. It can be operated via the optional integrated touch panel or from a networked PC, as well as linked to other monitoring systems such as airlock controls or presence detectors.

HVAC control

Reliably controlling and monitoring ventilation and air conditioning parameters for animal research has been one of our core competencies for many decades. With our tailored solutions, you profit from minimized installation and operating costs. On top of that, we ensure a high level of security against failure. Our HVAC portfolio combines quality and reliability with the highest possible energy efficiency for your animal research facility:

  • Exact, modulating magnetic valves for drop-by-drop precise control
  • Dynamic pressure and volume flow controls
  • Calibrated humidity and temperature sensors

Lighting

Demand-driven adjustment of light and shading is a relevant component for your animal research laboratory. By optimizing the control of lights and blinds within your animal research facility, you can save considerable amounts of energy. Our building automation and control systems are perfectly suitable for achieving energy efficiency class A, which only buildings with the highest level of automation qualify for.

Particle measurement

Our solutions for integrating airborne particle measurement not only monitor and analyze measured values from all channels but also use this information to dynamically adjust air flow rates to substantially reduce energy costs.

Room control

With Compliant Control Technology, we offer intelligent building automation that meets the high technical requirements and particularly the strict regulatory requirements of an animal research facility. Our approach efficiently controls and monitors all parameters in an animal research laboratory that can influence the quality of processes and products ‒ such as room differential pressures, room temperature and humidity. This way, you can ensure optimal room climate at any time. At the same time, Compliant Control Technology helps you increase the energy efficiency of your buildings and reduce operating costs. For a quick and easy overview of critical parameters, our room control systems are equipped with convenient room displays. They automatically highlight warnings and limit value violations through a change in color as well as display critical alarms in plain text.

Access control

Our access control solutions centrally record user activities and provide a clear overview of all persons present in your animal research facility. They combine information from the access control server, personnel files, plant and maintenance data as well as access history in real time to decide whether a person will be allowed to access a certain area at a certain time.

Cross-contamination prevention

To minimize the risk of cross-contamination by people, processes and animal research equipment, our solutions help your employees and visitors follow adequate, pre-defined procedures. Sophisticated consequential processes help you reliably control and manage physical access to restricted zones.

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