UNSW HILMER BUILDING, UNSW SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING BUILDING
FUME EXHAUST & HVAC CONTROLS
A SEAMLESS APPROACH TO SAFE AND PRECISE LAB AIRFLOW CONTROL.
248 x Low-Flow Fume cupboards
750 x Accuvalve Air Valves
120 x Fume exhaust fans
150 x Lab control systems
9 x BMCS interface.
“These fume cupboards are high quality and unique in many respects, particularly the large open work area and the low airflow which makes a huge impact on running costs. The other outstanding feature of the G3lab package is the fast and precise lab air balancing system which utilises the new Accuvalve technology, and includes a touchscreen where I can monitor all airflows in real time. A real work of art, thank you!”
These 2 lab buildings form part of UNSW’s 2025 Strategy to provide a world-class research environment with cutting-edge facilities. A key component of both buildings are the low-flow Fume Cupboards and lab air controls package by G3lab.
The Hilmer building was constructed in 2014-15 as a staged project with levels Basement to Level 4 completely fitted out in early 2015, and Levels 5-7 fitted out in 2017-18. The selection of Low-flow fume cupboards by G3lab allowed UNSW to double the quantity of fume cupboards (Qty 60 to Qty 120) without increasing the originally designed HVAC plant.
Science and Engineerign Building (SEB) spans 10 levels and provides 24,000m2 of state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities to the School of Chemical Engineering and the School of Chemistry, it is directly connected to the Hilmer Building, enabling facilities to be easily shared between the two buildings. The low–flow fume cupboards are connected to a manifolded exhaust system with high plume fans, which further increase the energy efficiency of this lab-intense building.