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Turn your lab green with the AFA4000

Earlier this month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report on the impact of global warming above 1.5C and warned that the 3C we are currently heading for could be both devastating and irreversible.

Laboratories are highly energy-intensive spaces, using more per square foot than most hospitals or commercial buildings and 5-10 times more than typical academic areas.¹

About the AFA4000

As the need for decisive action on climate change gathers pace, the AFA4000 airflow control and monitoring system has been designed to reduce energy usage while ensuring the safety of users working with industrial and educational fume hoods and biological safety cabinets.

Benefits

Recognised by the Carbon Trust, the AFA4000 airflow control and monitoring system offers a range of benefits including:

  • reduced carbon emissions
  • improved energy efficiency
  • reduced energy costs –  up to 85%
  • improved safety

Features

The pioneering AFA4000 has a full colour interface that’s been optimised for ease of user experience. Easy to navigate, it features a simple two-step calibration process which, once complete, won’t need to be done again.

The AFA4000 incorporates full alarm diagnostics and test functionality as well as a 60 minute timeline of environmental conditions, providing professional lab managers with complete peace of mind.

  • Full colour 3.5” LCD display for continuous velocity reading in m/sec or fpm
  • 3 programmable push buttons
  • Bespoke software options for customer-specific requirements
  • BACnet and Modbus on board
  • Visual and audible alarms
  • 3 digital inputs and 3 digital outputs
  • Emergency night setback push button
  • Diagnostics menu
  • Volumetric measurement

Auto Sash integration

The AFA4000 airflow monitor and controller is also available with optional integrated Auto Sash functionality that automates the opening and closing of the fume cupboard sash when it’s unattended, providing an increased level of safety and further reducing energy costs.  It also responds to safety critical inputs from external sources like a fire alarm or ventilation system failure.

Sustainable Lab Design

Sustainability requires a long-term view and it has the greatest impact when it’s built in to the fabric of the laboratory building. Our specialist knowledge means we are often called in as professional consultants to building contractors and engineers, helping them ensure their new build and refurbishment projects are designed with sustainability firmly in mind.

To find out how we could make your laboratory greener, call +44 (0) 1457 865 635.