Laboratory Gas System
Laboratory Gas Systems are used to transport various gases for use in a laboratory setting. There is a wide variety of laboratory gas usages, from simple academic systems that contain natural gas and oxygen to industrial systems that contain more exotic gases like nitrogen, hydrogen, TOC (Total Organic Carbon), zero air, oxygen, and ozone. In many cases these industrial systems use gas generators rather than bottled systems due to reduced cost and improved performance and safety.
JBW Technologies is backed by years of experience in all aspects of proper laboratory gas system design, installation and commissioning. We know the right questions to ask to help avoid problems and take every advantage for a quality installation. We work closely with laboratory users, who have a well-formed understanding of how their laboratory needs to operate, which equipment is necessary, where it will be placed, and how much room will be required to work safely and efficiently.
Installation of these types of systems typically requires three important considerations. One of them is a thorough review of a client’s documents to ensure that shutoff valves to isolate labs and other areas are included. Also, we will check building and system pressures to ensure all of the proper pressure reducing valves are installed where needed.
JBW Technologies’ laboratory gas installation also consists of verifying that specified piping and fittings are correct for each system, as there are many different gases with different requirements. Compressed air, nitrogen, vacuum, and clean domestic water are the most common. Helium, natural gas, carbon dioxide and some others are usually bottled but must follow strict piping rules due to the nature of the gas and size of the molecules.
Upon completion of installation, JBW Technologies will ensure all piping is properly labeled and valve tags assigned for each system. We will individually pressure test each system, then check to make certain that lines are not cross-connected. Once the lab is complete, we will use a multi-tester to verify that the right gas is at the associated turret or valve, and we will document our findings for the qualification process.