Laboratory

Certification/Test Inspection/Calibration

Airtelligence, Inc. employs factory trained and certified technical personnel. Our people can provide analysis of issues that might occur with your laboratory system. From fume hood certifications, to periodic test and inspections, to the calibration of the variety of equipment represented by Airtelligence; we can handle it.

Airtelligence technicians are:

LON certified

BACnet Certified

Niagara Certified

They have been factory trained and certified on:

Phoenix Controls

Aircuity - OptiNet System

Autani wireless controls systems

MK Plastics Leadlag systems


Clean Benches

  • Clean Benches

Envirco manufacturers self-contained, clean bench features a modular design and unique vertical and horizontal airflow pattern that sweeps around obstructions, minimizes reverse turbulence and maximizes cleansing within the critical work area. The ESM workstation provides an ISO Class 5 product protection environment using an aerosol-challenged HEPA filter.

Features

  • ISO Class 5 (Class 100) clean air in a stainless-steel work zone.
  • Positive-pressure vertical airflow.
  • USP 797 IV application.
  • Sizes: 3', 4' and 6'.

Other Related Envirco Products

Enviralab Sterility Module

Horizontal Laminar Flow Work Station

Table Top Horizontal Laminar Flow Work Station

Vertical Laminar Flow Work Station

Vertical Laminar Flow Clean Work Station

Compressed Gas Safety Cabinets

  • Compressed Gas Safety Cabinets

The Safety Equipment Corporation Compressed Gas Cabinets can be built to handle from one to four gas cylinders, designed to hold 2” diameter Lecture Bottles, Small Capacity Cylinders or use as a Valve Manifold Box. All products are constructed with high quality materials for long life and ease of use. Our compressed cabinets meet or exceed all existing code requirements worldwide. Custom features and cabinet configurations are available upon request. Safety Equipment Corporation has been supplying industries with compressed gas cabinets since 1979.

All cabinets are constructed using 11-gauge (.119-inches) thick steel. Subflooring is provided to eliminate rusting of the cabinet's bottom. Adjustable cylinder brackets allow for precise fitting to pigtail. The cabinet door and clear fire-rated window will close and latch automatically. Welding is used whenever possible in order to achieve maximum strength and to aid in easy removal of components for repair and/or replacement. All fasteners used to mount components such as windows, door handles, purge assembly mounting panels and cylinder brackets are of stainless steel. Inside cabinet finish is smooth to maintain a clean environment and outside surface is slightly textured.

The exhaust vent is located on top of the cabinet. Louvers allow air to enter cabinet for exhausting. They are located on the lower part of the door, which provides maximum coverage of airflow through cabinet. The back panel, which mounts valves, regulators, and purge assemblies is mounted to facilitate the air flow behind the panel for complete internal cabinet exhausting. Where cylinder shelves are employed, shelves are perforated in order to allow maximum air flow through cabinet.

Cylinders, valves and purge assemblies are isolated from accidental contact, vandals, and other assemblies, thus avoiding leaks. Cylinder brackets will hold cylinders in the event of a fire or earthquake. A filter can be mounted on the inside of the cabinet door behind the louvers, allowing for process protection by minimizing contamination from ambient air impurities.

Windows permit visual inspection and/or access into cabinet for adjustments while minimizing operator's exposure to potential toxic leaks. Water sprinkler heads on ceiling of cabinet activate between 160°F and 165°F. They are coated for protection from corrosive environments.


Demand Control Ventilation

  • Demand Control Ventilation

Research facilities and vivarium's require proper ventilation to maintain a safe environment for occupants. At the same time, it is impossible to ignore the energy consumption of labs when investigating energy efficiency measures. Aircuity's Lab DCV solutions make it possible for laboratory facilities to maintain a safe and comfortable working environment while significantly improving energy efficiency.

Significant Energy Savings Potential

Laboratories facilities use significant amounts of energy to provide their laboratory areas with 100% fresh air ventilation. Realizing that most labs have clean air in them the vast majority of the time, facility managers often “guesstimate” a lower, fixed air exchange to save energy. Unfortunately, this reduction is not based on the actual condition of the lab, so when the air is clean, the ventilation rates are still relatively high, and when there is need for dilution, the lower fixed rate of exchange may not be enough. Lowering the air exchange rate is the proper thing to do; varying the rate based on actual information about the air is the right way to do it.

Smart Lab Demand Control Ventilation

Aircuity provides a unique solution for Lab Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) by implementing a multiplexed air sampling system with centralized sensors. The system continuously monitors critical indoor parameters and provides input to adjust ventilation rates as needed. In addition to energy savings, EHS professional staff now have access to indoor environmental quality (IEQ) data, enabling them to verify safety and proper lab protocols.

Low Life Cycle Costs and Rapid Return on Investment

Aircuity systems can reduce energy consumption in laboratory space by 50% or more, resulting in simple payback timeframes of 2 years or less. Additionally, by utilizing a centralized suite of sensors, life cycle costs to maintain calibration is minimal compared to large numbers of distributed sensors in every lab area.

Insight and Intelligence

Aircuity Advisor services provide visual reports and actionable information to ensure energy savings and optimize facility performance. Facility managers can access current and historical information about each laboratory, including IEQ, energy use, flow data, and more.

Life Science

  • Life Science

The Phoenix Controls Traccel® brand of products are designed specifically for life science facilities and can easily accommodate changes in airflow demands, reduce future HVAC renovation costs, maintain the environmental integrity of a research facility, and help earn the points to achieve an organization's LEED goals.

Controlling these factors contributes directly to your operating margins, reducing risk and lowering facility costs. If there is one constant factor within the life science industry, there will be change. Change to accommodate new research or a new faculty member. It is essential to make the smart choices in facility mechanical design now, so that costs of change are less in the future.

Advantages and Benefits

Flexibility

  • Less testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) means faster commissioning–Phoenix Controls venturi valves meter flow and don’t measure flow. Devices that measure flow, like a terminal box, must typically be field characterized for the installation condition. Imagine commissioning a new or reconfigured HVAC system by just turning the fans on. TAB is virtually eliminated with venturi valves.
  • Integrates easily with LonTalk® or BACnet® networks–Traccel® is offered in a LonMark®-certified or BTL BACnet®-certified controller and seamlessly plugs into the open LON or native BACnet network.
  • Pressure-independent operation–Design up to 30% shorter duct runs throughout the HVAC system. Traccel valves operate accurately even with short or angled duct sections. Precise airflow delivery rate is never compromised when there are changes in static pressure. Use the Traccel-TX Shut-off Valve option to eliminate the need for extra dampers and controls to isolate the mechanical ductwork.
  • Shut-off capability–In life sciences, needs for gaseous decontamination or HVAC isolation are not always considered during the planning stage. Planning a valve up front that can control airflow precisely with low-leakage shut-off can save thousands of dollars.

Operational Costs

Energy Conservation

  • High turndown ratios saves energy–The design of the venturi valve body and cone assembly means higher turndown ratios than a traditional VAV terminal box–up to 20:1 versus 3:1. With better accuracy, you are saving energy with lower air volume and it will not compromise room pressurization.

Reduced Maintenances Costs

  • No flow sensors means no maintenance – All venturi valves are characterized for their full flow range at the factory, with a 48-point flow table loaded onto the controller. This means there are no flow sensors to clean, ever.
  • Fewer controllers per room – The Traccel controller provide a full electronic platform to control temperature and monitor humidity and pressure, eliminating the need for additional controllers in the space.
  • Tiered control platforms (TP, TX, SO/EO) – There are many different applications within a life science facility. Having a choice of three control schemes (TP, TX, and SO/EO) allows you to distribute costs and value where it is required, such as the demanding decontamination applications versus less demanding conference rooms and office spaces adjacent to the labs.
  • No flow sensors means no maintenance – All venturi valves are characterized for their full flow range at the factory, with a 48-point flow table loaded onto the controller. This means there are no flow sensors to clean, ever.
  • Fewer controllers per room – The Traccel controller provide a full electronic platform to control temperature and monitor humidity and pressure, eliminating the need for additional controllers in the space.
  • Tiered control platforms (TP, TX, SO/EO) – There are many different applications within a life science facility. Having a choice of three control schemes (TP, TX, and SO/EO) allows you to distribute costs and value where it is required, such as the demanding decontamination applications versus less demanding conference rooms and office spaces adjacent to the labs.

Applications

The Phoenix Controls Traccel® controllers and venturi valves are designed specifically for collaborative Life Science facilities. These facilities are typically anchored by an open bench lab with support alcoves that house various types of fume hoods, state of the art equipment or animal holding spaces. All these spaces together require a stable, accurate airflow control system that only a venturi valve can offer. Even adjacent support lab spaces such as equipment rooms and microscopy rooms or even conference rooms, offices and corridors may seem less critical in precisely controlling airflow. But in reality, every adjacent space to a lab space affects the ventilation and stability throughout the building.

For those Life Science facilities that need a controller to accommodate a more complex control scheme or meet the demands of a high speed VAV fume hood, the Phoenix Controls Celeris control system is a perfect fit. The Celeris system is a platform designed to provide a safe and comfortable work environment while managing a complex ventilation control scheme. With platform flexibility offered in Traccel, Celeris or a combination of both, the airflow demands for all styles of Life Science research facilities are covered.

Particle Control

  • Particle Control
  • Particle Control
  • Particle Control
  • Particle Control
  • Particle Control

Particle Control Technologies. Based upon Technologies Developed and employed by semiconductor cleanrooms, SecureAire has advanced and further developed a number of highly sophisticated air
purification technologies that make “air flow the dominant transport mechanism for airborne particles.” In addition to its lineup of air filtration and purification technologies, SecureAire has also developed an analytical tool, the AQM-100, which provides anyone with the ability to measure and quantitatively understand how their current filtration
and purification systems are performing.

Pharmaceutical Cleanroom

  • Pharmaceutical Cleanroom

The Phoenix Controls Traccel® brand of products are designed specifically for life science facilities and can easily accommodate changes in airflow demands, reduce future HVAC renovation costs, maintain the environmental integrity of a research facility, and help earn the points to achieve an organization's LEED goals.

These spaces are characterized by:

  • High volume of conditioned air to achieve up to 150 to 200 ACH
  • Requirement for laminar airflow
  • HEPA filtration on both the supply and exhaust
  • Stringent requirements on temperature and humidity control
  • Need to verify proper pressurization
  • Requirement that ventilation, pressurization and climate control parameters be monitored for validation and verification purposes
  • The need to decontaminate the space between product change over
  • The high cost of downtime for maintenance or repair

All these challenges can be addressed using the Phoenix Controls Accel® II venturi valve and the Celeris integrated control system.

  • Accel II valve is renowned for its ability to maintain accurate and stable airflow control
  • Pressure independence of the Accel II valve automatically compensates for HEPA filter loading and other variations in duct static pressure
  • Celeris Progressive Offset Control provides accurate and stable pressure control – especially with cascaded pressure zones
  • Highly configurable temperature control functions provide many options for precisely controlling local space temperature and humidity
  • Celeris system integrates seamlessly with BACnet® capable Building Management Systems – all present values are available for display and pressure, ventilation, temperature and humidity may be placed under the control of the BMS
  • Celeris shut-off valves and low leakage shut-off valves allow you to isolate the space for decontamination using network commands
  • Airflow control devices from Phoenix Controls require less balancing support then terminal boxes and no ongoing maintenance
Celeris and the Accel II venturi valve combine to provide optimal airflow and climate control for pharmaceutical manufacturing cleanroom spaces that require high integrity control and reliability and seamless integration.


Point Fume Extraction/Snorkel Exhaust

  • Point Fume Extraction/Snorkel Exhaust

MOVEX manufacturers local extractors for workplaces requiring a high level of flexibility

The market’s broadest range of laboratory extractors is characterized by the following:

  • Easy to positioning to the pollution source
  • Positional stability
  • Supplied assembled for ease of installation

The standard version is suitable for extracting most types of airborne pollutants in:

  • Laboratories
  • Schools, universities
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • The electronics industry

Product Features

  • Terfu’s joints contain ball bearings and have a large frictional diameter
  • Support springs balance out the weight of the arm
  • 360˚ rotation
  • Tight-sealing damper as standard

Portable filter units available which can be outfitted with carbon activated filtration. Controls or local extractors to allow for saving energy costs and reducing noise levels .

Teaching Labs

Airtelligence, Inc. represents American Gas Safety which manufacturers systems that can supply gas pressure proving, electrical isolation, and also provides key switch control of the water supply, giving the instructor full control of all utilities in the classroom.

Deciding which utilities are available to students has never been easier, the American Gas Safety panel also incorporates advanced safety features to protect the building. The Time Out function and the ability to connect to the existing fire alarm system makes the Merlin 1000SW+ part of the buildings protection system. The easy to install labeled PCB and unique digital pressure transducer combine to make an attractive product and easy proposition for installers.

The Phoenix Controls Traccel® brand of products are designed specifically for teaching facilities and can easily accommodate changes in airflow demands, reduce future HVAC renovation costs, maintain the environmental integrity of a teaching space, and help earn the points to achieve an organization's LEED goals.

Vivarium Spaces

  • Vivarium Spaces

The primary objective of the ventilation control system for a Vivarium is:

  • Create a stable environment for the animals
  • Safety and comfort for the animals and the personnel

Minor changes in Vivarium conditions can be devastating to scientific research. For this reason, the role of the airflow and climate control system in a Vivarium can not be overemphasized. The well being of the animals is directly related to the quality of the research data and the success of the testing programs.

The Vivarium ventilation control system’s goal is to stabilize the macroenvironment (animal holding room) - and microenvironments (animal cages). This requires drawing cleaned conditioned air into the space and removing dirty, heated moisture-laden air, while maintaining proper room pressurization. The Phoenix Controls compact cage rack valves with the Traccel-TX system ensures control environmental integrity at the room and device level.

Call us today to obtain the Phoenix Controls Vivarium Sourcebook for detailed information about animal holding rooms.

Wet Chemistry - High-Performance Research Environments

  • Wet Chemistry - High-Performance Research Environments
The Celeris® brand of products are designed specifically for fume-hood intensive, high-level containment and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and protects researchers and safeguards the integrity of a research environment in critical control environments while offering optimum energy efficiency.


Why Celeris?

Leveraging the proven accuracy, stability and reliability of the Phoenix Controls Accel® II venturi valve, the Celeris system provides a flexible and feature rich solution for all your airflow and climate control needs. The Celeris environmental control system integrates seamlessly with BACnet capable Building Management Systems.

Building on the foundation that made Phoenix Controls the premier fume hood control system, we have applied the following principles to valve level, room level, and suite level control:

Precision ventilation and pressurization control over wide flow rangesThe Accel II valve accurately meters flow over turn down ranges of 20 to 1 to within ±5% of flow.
Pressure independenceAutomatically compensates for changes in duct static pressure
Unmatched Speed of ResponseIndependently respond to changes in air flow command or duct static pressure in 1 second or less
Inlet and outlet insensitivityUnique design and flow metering technologyeliminates the need for straight duct runs upstream or downstream of the Accel II valve

Available with electric or pneumatic actuation, the Celeris valve mounted controller leverages LonWorks technology to create a peer-to-peer control network capable of performing sophisticated control strategies. Input and output connections on each valve controller provide sufficient I/O for connecting sensors and actuators.


Control Functions
The highly configurable applications resident in the Celeris valve controllers utilize the LonWorks network to provide tremendous flexibility in implementing the desired room-level control strategy.

Grouped into basic functions the Celeris capabilities include:
Zone balance control

Provides superior ventilation and pressurization control by monitoring and controlling all networked and non-network flow devices in the pressurization zone. Advanced control features are built in:

  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Control – decrease air change rate when air quality is good to reduce energy consumption. Increase air change rates if air quality deteriorates
  • Return air control – vary the ratio of 100% exhaustto return air based on indoor air quality
Temperature control

Provides basic cooling and reheat control with 2nd stage of cooling or heating control or use more sophisticated control schemes:

  • Control off of the average of multiple temp sensors
  • Set up to four temperature zones per pressurized space
  • Discharge temperature control
  • Discharge set point reset control
  • BTU Compensation
  • Thermal Anticipatory Control
  • Hot Deck/Cold Deck control
Occupancy ControlThe BMS can adjust the air change rate and temperature set points based on work schedules to reduce energy consumption during unoccupied periods. Users may override the occupancy schedule on a room by room basis.
Humidity ControlControl local humidification and dehumidification systems to maintain optimum comfort
Mode ControlInitiate configurable flow conditions in response to local events (purge mode, decontamination mode, decommission mode) up to nine different states

Many built-in functions provide opportunities for substantial energy savings, reduced installation costs and as with all Phoenix Control products no on-going maintenance expense. These types of benefits can help an organization achieve many of its goals from dollar savings to LEED certification.

Phoenix Controls Celeris systems start up faster and require less balancing support then conventional flow measurement systems. For your high performance research labs, biocontainment or pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, the Celeris system provides the safest, most reliable, cost effective solution for control of critical environments.