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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Environmental control system for scientific instrument labs


Scientific instrumentation is typically housed in an enclosed room, with just enough access for operation or service. The heat generated from equipment, personnel entering and exiting the room, and the enclosed facility itself can all affect the performance of sensitive instrumentation.

To help ensure optimum instrument performance and maintain a consistently cool environment without adding air turbulence, JEOL, a global supplier of ultrahigh resolution electron microscopes, has developed a unique radiant cooling system for the instrument laboratory.

The JEOL Hydro Radiant Panel system is custom-designed and fitted to each room, with consideration for heat load, local weather, facilities, and instrument requirements. It consists of wall-mounted water circulating panels, acoustic absorbing materials, a water chiller, plumbing, an optional air exchange system, and a wall-mounted remote controller.

The complete system insulates the instrument lab from temperature fluctuations. Average temperature in the lab is maintained within 0.2oC (0.36oF) per hour when optimized. This hydro cooling system controls room temperature without air turbulence, noise, or vibration.