Specification of House Equipment and Systems

House and Point of Service Systems


Consider for systems like vacuum, purified water, or gases whether a house system is necessary; use point-of-service systems or small intra-lab systems if use will be sporadic.




Liquid Nitrogen Distribution Systems


Provide sub-metering at the laboratory level for house systems, to facilitate recharge and identify leaks quickly.




Right-Size Laboratory Equipment


Assess actual needs of laboratory in terms of volume, frequency, periods of usage, and select building equipment such as autoclaves and cage washers to reflect actual need.




Locate High Heat Load Equipment Relative to HVAC


Determine known locations for equipment with high heat load, such as cold storage, furnaces, etc, and provide localized exhaust to minimize additional cooling needs in adjacent spaces.