the Laboratory Air Flow and Temperature Control System
Facility Diagnostics Inc.
Laboratory airflow control systems have been widely specified
and used for the past fifteen years. Systems being installed today
represent the third generation of evolution, provide valuable operational
data, and include the ability to integrate seamlessly into building
automation systems as well as the Internet.
In this session we will review the current system offerings from
the various manufacturers, what changes trends are emerging in
airflow controls for lab buildings, and what the future holds.
Covered will be systems for applications involving variable volume,
constant volume, makeup air systems, and low flow fume hoods. The
author will also discuss how to evaluate alternative systems for
a given lab design.
Ken Kolkebeck has spent nearly thirty
years in the control field, most of it in the specialized area
of controls for critical ventilation systems. Ken holds a BS in
Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Early
in his career he was employed by Johnson Controls and Rosemount,
and later as a representative for industrial control companies
including Yokogawa. Ken was a founder of Tek-Air Systems, Inc.
in 1983 and served for fifteen years as president of this leading
manufacturer of airflow measurement and control equipment. Ken
founded Facility Diagnostics almost two years ago to provide guidance
to building owners constructing and renovating laboratories.
Ken has several patents awarded for airflow measuring devices
and is the developer of two generations of systems for laboratory
and fume hood airflow control. He is the past chairmen of AMCA's
Airflow Measurement Station Division and a Co-author of ANSI's
Airflow Measurement Device Test Standard 610.