Lasec® Furniture and Laboratory Design
Lasec® is able to design, manufacture and install laboratory furniture in facilities throughout Africa. We provide turnkey laboratory solutions offering a range of assembly and surface material options to ensure full chemical - and/or microbiological-compatibility.
Laboratory Design philosophy:
We prefer to work in collaboration with all the relevant parties including end-users, architects, contractors and project management teams, to develop a fully functional laboratory facility that is dedicated to your application or field of study. An important aspect of our design philosophy is the recommended incorporation of equipment to ensure that your new laboratory provides a working environment meeting all necessary workflow and safety standards.
Some considerations for integrated laboratory design are detailed below:
Air Protection Cabinets: The incorporation of the correct type of air protection solutions (ducted or ductless) into the design is essential. These can include fume cupboards, laminar flow, or biological safety cabinets that meet the most stringent local and international standards (NRCS approved, TUV EN123469 and NSF/ANSI49). Our service engineers are factory trained, NSF accredited, and have highly specialised equipment to validate cabinets to these standards.
Chemical Safety Storage Cabinets: The use of quality fire-retardant cabinets directly within the workspace (compliant to the EN14470-1 and SANS54470-1 standards) drastically reduces the transportation of hazardous materials and ensures that the facility meets all fire and other occupational health and safety legislation.
Vacuum Local Area Networks: VACUU-LAN® vacuum networks make it possible to supply several different applications with just one centralised pump. Solutions are designed to allow for versatility and chemical resistance and include built-in check valves to protect against contamination or interference from adjacent applications.
Antivibration Tables: Ensuring that the design includes stable surfaces required for specific laboratory balances reduces interference during sensitive measurements. This is especially important when using balances that read down to 10-6g.
Safety Equipment: The provision of safety equipment such as safety showers and eye-wash stations forms an integral part of any laboratory design.