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Title: Chemistry Research Laboratory


1
Chemistry Research Laboratory
  • HEEPI Better Buildings Programme
  • July 2004
  • Dr Richard Jones - Building Facilities Manager

2
First Chemistry Building
3
First Chemistry Building
  • Constructed in 1860
  • First purpose built Chemistry Laboratory
  • Chemistry as Separate discipline
  • 4 charcoal fires provided fume extraction

4
First Chemistry Building
5
Chemistry Research Laboratory
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Chemistry Research Laboratory
  • First occupied 5th January 2004
  • Contains Organic, inorganic, biological and
    physical and theoretical chemists
  • CRL is a research building, no undergraduates
  • Occupants are Part II students, Ph.D students,
    post-docs and professorial chairs

7
A Major Advance
  • Inorganic Chemistry Building 1860
  • Dyson Perrins Building 1915
  • Physical Theoretical Chemistry Building 1941
  • Significant change in working environment
  • 1st class services and facilities
  • User feedback very positive

8
What has worked well ?
9
Atrium
10
Atrium Café
  • Immense success and highly complimented
  • Always first point of call on tour
  • Nothing like this before
  • Chef Manager probably plays important role but
    decision to allocate space taken at start
  • Dilemma more laboratories or the open space ?

11
A. Open Space
  • Focal meeting point for occupants
  • Provides change of environment during working day
  • Lunch, tea/coffee and meetings without travelling
  • Has encouraged groups/disciplines to interact
  • Encourages ownership in the building

12
Atrium Environment
  • Under floor heating in winter
  • Automatic roof vents and windows in summer
  • Maintains pleasant warmth in winter but cool
    environment without costly air conditioning

13
Generic Laboratory Design
  • One generic laboratory design developed
  • Should be used for all general research work
  • Allows high degree of flexibility
  • Users always adapt to space available
  • Allows for easier consistent maintenance
  • Building is more impressive, contiguous

14
Generic Laboratory
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Specialist Laboratory Design
  • Always a requirement for specialist laboratories
  • Usually central facilities, service, production
  • Specific heat loads, light levels or air handling
  • Specialist design in response to equipment not
    Users wishes
  • Tendency to build inflexibility or kingdoms

16
Dirty/Clean Philosophy
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Dirty/Clean Area Philosophy
  • Provides clean areas and routes and dirty
    areas and routes
  • Samples, chemicals, white coats, analytical
    services in dirty areas
  • Meeting, eating, visitors in clean areas

18
Open Plan Write Up Areas
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Open Plan Write Up Areas
  • Despite reservations has worked well
  • Areas not noisy and are conducive to work
  • Some rules required No music systems

20
Water Consumption
  • Chemistry traditionally uses a lot of water
  • Water for cooling and vacuum generation
  • Each fume hood has vacuubrand pump
  • Despite water use reduction effluent clean
  • All chemical waste for specialist disposal

21
Building Management
  • Trend 962 BMS
  • Head end located in building
  • Building personnel can interrogate easily
  • Can tweak settings to provide increased
    sophistication

22
What could be improved ?
23
BMS Temperature Control
  • Currently maintained at 21oC during day
  • Building 24/7 but less occupancy at night
  • Unoccupied temperature at night to 18oC
  • Saves money/energy in winter through less heating
  • But..

24
in Summer
  • Possibility to induce additional cooling
    overnight
  • Could program BMS to have high set back
    temperature during summer
  • But when do I change temperature settings
  • Could result in heating overnight

25
Temperature Control Required
  • Range or window required
  • Heating and cooling unoccupied at 18oC 24oC
  • Monitors incoming air and makes decision to heat
    or cool

26
Air Handling
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Air Handling
  • Building discharges air equivalent to four
    bedroom house every second
  • This is air conditioned air, expensive air
  • Face velocity of fume hood is 0.5ms-1
  • Air supply into building matches extract required
  • Quantity of air required to maintain velocity
    greater when fume hood open

28
Education
  • Educate Users to close sashes whenever absent,
    even 2 minutes
  • Introduction of on-the-spot fines
  • Also a safety issue, contains problems

29
Firetrace
  • Heat sensitive tube in top of fume hood
  • Any sufficient heat source will break tube and
    release CO2
  • CRL has had one genuine solvent fire to date
  • Fire extinguished in seconds
  • Negligible damage, replace Firetrace tube and
    cylinder, no ductwork or cabinet damage

30
Recycling Waste Control
  • CRL produces 12 cubic yards of waste per day
  • CRL produces 25, 45 gallon drums of solvent waste
    per month (collected twice per month)
  • Segregated recycling requires a lot of space,
    plastics, steel, aluminium, paper, glass,
    cardboard

31
CRL Waste Control Area
32
Recycling Waste Control
  • CRL uses 140 glass Winchesters per day
  • All arrive boxed and on pallets
  • CRL recycles back to suppliers
  • Suppliers cannot collect every day so need to
    stock pile with general recycling

33
Awaiting Recycling
34
Suggestions
  • Include open areas, natural light and natural
    ventilation in buildings
  • Use a generic design for laboratories unless
    specialist equipment dictates otherwise
  • Seek an increasing amount of sophistication in
    building environmental control
  • Remember education of Users is significant in the
    success of the systems
  • Dont underestimate the amount of space required
    to fulfil recycling activities
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