Installation of air conditioning, ventilation and fire protection systems for BSL-3 and 4 laboratories that work in pressurized space.
Gas extinguishing systems in pressurized spaces
Air conditioning and ventilation systems for biosafety BSL 2-4 areas
Caverion installed air conditioning and ventilation systems for high-end clean rooms. Corporation has been taking care of technical maintenance of ventilation systems in the laboratory building since 2012 and in the office and conference areas since 2014.
Maintenance of the ventilation systems for the biosafety areas BSL 2-4 started in 2018 with call center service. Response time of 45 minutes is guaranteed around the clock depending on the priority of the system.
Requirements of air conditioning and ventilation systems in BSL-4 -laboratories:
Securing the necessary negative pressure and the pressure cascade in the containment
One of the biggest biosafety laboratories level 3 and 4 worldwide (veterinary)
89 laboratories and 163 animal stables in different biosafety classes
Gross floor area: Laboratory building approx. 80,000 m2, office and conference area approx. 10,000 m2
53 special air handling units with 1.2 million m³/h
1,500 air flow controllers
20,000 m² air lines stainless steel
20,000 m² air lines steel galvanized
air tightness class C and D / DIN EN 1507
Pressure fixed to 2,000 Pa, tested up to 3,000 Pa
12,000 pieces built-in units / Penetrations of containments
450 special HEPA-filter
Special cleaning and measuring equipment
Laboratory tests regarding pressure maintenance with Novec 1230
Facts about Caverion's solutions
HEPA filtering of supply and exhaust air
system installed by Caverion ensures the primary containment and thus contributes significantly to the bio-safety in the laboratory.
Requirements of extinguishing systems in BSL- 4 laboratories:
Prevent disruption of negative pressure and the pressure cascade in the containment
Avoid damage to the containment
Avoid smoke and fire
Caverion developed a solution suitable for the sensitive area of BSL-4 laboratory and installed extinguishing systems with Halon substitutes. These types of extinguishers were used in the Riems Institute project due to minimizing of the adverse effects on the laboratory operation and the negative pressure control.
Project 2008 - 2011
Maintenance since 2012
Facts about the building
Ventilation and air conditioning as well as complete electric installations
Ventilation system with highest possible pressure stage
Contract value approx. 50 million €