Heat Recovery Ventilation for Modern Laboratory Facility
Construction Testing Services
Construction Testing Services (CTS) offers independent testing services to the construction industry including quarry materials testing, laboratory testing and road materials testing.
The company operates a modern laboratory facility based in Antrim, Northern Ireland and wanted to provide a controlled ventilation strategy to suit the operation of their labs. Due to the layout of the facility, window ventilation was not a suitable solution. Concerns over rising costs from increased ventilation rates, CTS required a system that would offer both comfort and energy efficiency, with minimal heat loss.
Following a survey of the property, together with the clients’ objectives, BEAM was able to recommend heat recovery ventilation system as a suitable solution. An Axco HERU system was installed which offers a high ventilation capacity within a compact unit, perfect for the confined spaces of the client's plant room. The heavy duty commercial grade construction guarantees prolonged protection against damage in the workplace and incorporates a high-efficiency aluminium rotary heat exchanger providing automatic climate control. Due to the low open ceilings, exposed ducts were used with built-in diffusers, as well as extract grills to distribute the air evenly throughout the building.
The MVHR system also offered the following benefits to CTS:
- Improved indoor air quality with enhanced heat distribution
- Automatic thermal control throughout all seasons from unique ‘Enersave’ controls
- Complete condensation control throughout the laboratory
- Quiet energy efficient operation