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Building management in animal research

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Precise control for optimum environmental conditions

For good reason, animal research facilities are strictly regulated environments. Providing optimum conditions for people and animals in your laboratory presupposes that particular attention is being paid to maintaining the building infrastructure. Our integrated, automated solutions help address all of your challenges responsibly, effectively and intuitively.

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A comprehensive approach to animal research facility management

In order to adapt to changing regulations and the constant need to operate more safely and efficiently, animal research laboratories have to be continuously monitored and precisely controlled. Modern building technology can reliably take over these tasks for your facility without compromising on the integrity of your research. The best solutions to keep your building’s infrastructure accredited, compliant and efficient are those that closely integrate all component elements in a single system.

This is why we have taken a comprehensive approach in developing building technology specifically for the unique operational requirements faced in animal research on a daily basis: We carefully assess the current conditions of your facility’s systems to devise a well-targeted, quickly implementable tactical plan that addresses the exact site-specific needs – from installing uniquely capable monitoring and control solutions to integrating them with animal-related equipment such as watering and ventilation systems or conditioning programs. And to ensure your business can perform to its full potential now and in the future, we provide operational support 24/7.

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Fully integrated control systems for your animal research facility

Our extensive portfolio of building management systems for animal research includes standardized solutions for all application scenarios. Through comprehensive integration of all components, we combine these systems into single solutions that meet the specific requirements of each facility. Explore our products below for further information.

Demand-controlled ventilation

Demand-controlled ventilation

Our Critical Environment Technology (CET) enables the safe, precise and fast measurement, control and monitoring of air volume flows and room pressures in buildings. CET uses open-standard interfaces and can be easily integrated into building automation systems for highest levels of efficiency, cost-effectiveness, safety and security in:

  • Room ventilation and general exhausts
  • Room pressure control
  • Laboratory fume hood control
  • Room air conditioning

Environment monitoring with CMT

The reliable monitoring of room conditions and airborne particles in critical environments is possible with our Compact Monitoring Technology (CMT). With CMT, you can monitor, store and document up to 100 GMP-relevant environmental parameters – whether temperature, humidity, air velocity, air pressure and particles or access to quarantine areas or highly sensitive medical systems like thrombocyte separators. All necessary components for data acquisition, visualization and archiving are contained in a pre-configured control cabinet. It can be operated via the optional integrated touch panel or from a networked PC, as well as linked to other monitoring systems such as airlock controls or presence detectors.

HVAC control

Reliably controlling and monitoring ventilation and air conditioning parameters has been one of our core competencies for many decades. With our tailored solutions, you profit from minimized installation and operating costs as well as a high level of security against failure. Our HVAC portfolio includes exact, modulating magnetic valves for drop-by-drop precise control, dynamic pressure and volume flow controls as well as calibrated humidity and temperature sensors. All of these products combine quality and reliability with the highest possible energy efficiency.

Lighting

Demand-driven adjustment of light and shading is a basic component of our cleanroom concepts. By optimizing the control of lights and blinds within your facility, our building automation and control systems enable you to save considerable amounts of energy. This makes our integrated solutions perfectly suitable for achieving energy efficiency class A, which only buildings with the highest level of automation qualify for.

Particle measurement

Our solutions for integrating airborne particle measurement not only monitor and analyze measured values from all channels but also use this information to dynamically adjust air flow rates to substantially reduce energy costs.

Room control

With Compliant Control Technology, we offer intelligent building automation that meets the high technical requirements and particularly the strict regulatory requirements of the life science industry. Compliant Control Technology efficiently controls and monitors all parameters in life science buildings that can influence the quality of processes and products ‒ such as room differential pressures, room temperature and humidity. This way, you can ensure optimal room climate at any time. At the same time, Compliant Control Technology helps you increase the energy efficiency of your buildings and reduce operating costs. For a quick and easy overview of critical parameters, our room control systems are equipped with convenient room displays. They automatically highlight warnings and limit value violations through a change in color as well as display critical alarms in plain text.

Access control

Our access control solutions centrally record user activities and provide a clear overview of all persons present. They combine information from the access control server, personnel files, plant and maintenance data as well as access history in real time to decide whether a person will be allowed to access a certain area at a certain time.

Cross-contamination prevention

To minimize the risk of cross-contamination by people, processes and equipment, our solutions help your employees and visitors follow adequate, pre-defined procedures. Sophisticated consequential processes help you reliably control and manage physical access to restricted zones.

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The handling of toxic and highly active substances, the use of hydrogen peroxide as a disinfectant or the risk of dust explosions all contribute to a greater fire risk. Research facility solutions from Siemens ensure the safety of employees and protect the well--being of animals.

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Fire Suppression

Sinorix™ provides the ideal fire suppression solution for risks in cleanrooms. For asset protection, Sinorix offers reliable extinguishing for a wide range of fire types.

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Fire detection

Thanks to intelligent ASAtechnology, Sinteso™ S-LINE fire detectors provide exceptionally precise and rapid fire detection and alarming. If air flows or air conditioning and ventilation systems prevent smoke from reaching the fire detectors, aspirating smoke detectors ensure earliest possible detection.

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Emergency Voice Communication

In case of an event, the intelligent evacuation systems from Siemens ensure clear voice announcements and description of the emergency situation and clear instructions on how to proceed for quick and orderly evacuation of the danger area – and prevent outbreak of panic.

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Comprehensive security solutions provide secure environments to protect staff, animals and research work. Integrated systems provide a single seat of control to monitor the entire facility for intrusions, security breaches and internal personnel traffic.

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Video surveillance

The video surveillance system monitors sensitive areas and records the processes before and after an event. If the system detects a critical deviation, such as unauthorized persons, it automatically transmits an alarm to the control center and activates the camera in the relevant area.

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Access control

Our access control solutions provide a centralized recording of user activities and a clear overview of all persons present. In real time, they combine information from the access control server, personnel files, plant and maintenance data as well as access history before deciding if a person is allowed to access a certain area at a certain time.

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Intrusion detection

Modern security systems must satisfy a broad range of security requirements and allow installation in a variety of configurations. By combining intrusion detection systems with other security disciplines such as video surveillance or access control, we help you to increase your security while at the same time saving costs.

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Laboratories equipped with optimum technology offer numerous energy saving opportunities with building automation and control systems. Also ensures the quality of research by providing a system that can set and alarm environments based on required parameters. This technology helps reduce human error substantially and ensure animal well-being.

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Demand Controlled Ventilation

Whether monitoring the laminar flow unit or measuring overflow, thermal flow sensors reliably measure the flow speed and record the flow direction. This enables a dynamic adjustment of air exchange rates and a continuous monitoring of the flow.

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Room control

Convenient room displays provide a quick overview of critical room parameters. Warnings and limit value violations are automatically highlighted by a change in color. In addition, critical alarms are displayed in plain text.

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HVAC control

Exact, modulating magnetic valves for drop-by-drop precise control, room pressure and volume flow controls as well as calibrated humidity and temperature sensors are just a few examples. High product quality and reliability are combined with highest possible energy efficiency when operating a building’s largest energy consumers.

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Lighting

Only buildings with highly integrated building automation systems can qualify for energy efficiency class A. The integrated solutions from Siemens offer the best platform for achieving this distinction because the demand-driven adjustment of light and shadow is a basic component of our cleanroom concepts.

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