Plumbing systems are critical to proper functioning of a laboratory facility. Compared to a normal household, office, or a manufacturing facility plumbing, the design and safety needs of a laboratory plumbing are significantly higher and stringent.

The laboratory plumbing design must satisfy the stringent local, national, and international rules and regulations depending on the geography and the industry. Broadly, the design must factor in the:

  • Codes related to health and sanitation,
  • Standards relating to the dimensional and design of plumbing components like valves, joints, and fittings,
  • Environmental protection and workers safety. 

In this blog, let’s look at the key components of laboratory plumbing systems, which need to be factored in during the design and planning phase.

Component Key Design Elements 
Water systems
  • Utility-Water Systems
  • Potable Water Systems
  • Hot-Water Systems
  • Pure-Water Systems
Compressed gas systems
  • Compressed-Air Production Equipment
  • Storage of Gases
  • Distribution System Components
  • Distribution Network & Piping
Drainage systems
  • Sanitary Drainage
  • Acid-Waste Drainage
  • Radioactive-Waste Drainage
  • Biological-Waste Drainage
  • Fire-Suppression Water Drainage
  • Flammable and Volatile-Liquid Drainage
Vacuum-air systems
  • Vacuum Pumps
  • Vacuum-Pressure Gauges
  • Distribution Network
  • Vacuum-Cleaning Systems
Life-safety systems
  • Emergency Showers
  • Emergency Eyewash
  • Emergency Face Wash
  • Controls & Alarms
  • Flow Control Devices
  • Breathing-Air Systems

Ref: ASPE

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