PROJECT :
NATIONAL LABORATORIES FOR DEPARTMENT
OF CHEMISTRY, MALAYSIA

CLIENT :
KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN, CAWANGAN BANGUNAN IBU PEJABAT, JKR MALAYSIA

ARCHITECT :
DAVID ELLIS ARCHITECT (CANADA)
PERUNDING ALAM BINA ARCHITECT

PROJECT COSTS :
RM 120 MILLION

The National Laboratories for Department of Chemistry funded by World Bank were constructed on 5 sites comprising 1 Central Laboratory at Petaling Jaya and 4 Regional Laboratories at Ipoh, Malacca, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu in 1997/1999. These laboratories provide analytical services for both private and public sectors in areas of Environment, Food, Water, Air, Toxicdogy, Industrial and Forensic Works.

M&E Services incorporates in the buildings are :-

i. Air Conditioning, Mechanical Ventilation , Clean Room and Process Ventilation.
ii. Fire Protection Services.
iii. Internal Hydraulic Services
iv. Compressed and Zero Air System
v. Vacuum Air System
vi. Laboratory Gas (Helium, Nitrogen, Hydrogen, Argon and LPG)
vii. Pure Water System
viii. Standby Generator
ix. Telephone System
x. Lift Services
xi. PA, MATV, CCTV and Access Control
xii. Laboratory Fume Cupboards (Perchloric Acid, Solvent and General Purpose)
xiii. High Purity Gas Fittings
xiv. Building Automation System

The building was designed to house the mechanical plant at Penthouse (Roof Level) for centralized operation of the air system. Total supply air capacity is 70,000 l/sec conditioned air with 100% exhaust. Operation is fully automated with after hours pre-cooling ambient and start-up purge cycle. Variable air volume systems were designed for air distribution including the Fume Cupboards.

A sophisticated state of art control system was designed to monitor and regulate the Fume Cupboard Exhaust, General Exhaust, Local Articulated Exhaust Arms and Variable supply air with reheat system to maintain the necessary room temperature, room pressure, relative humidity air change and constant fume cupboard face velocity throughout operation.

Cooling capacity is served by 2 nos. 700 ton chillers for the Central Laboratory and 2 nos. 350 ton chillers for Regional Laboratory.