For over 40 years Assab Laboratory Furniture has specialised in the design, manufacture and installation of a very modular and flexible range. This has been installed in a variety of laboratories with different concepts. We like to work with our clients endeavouring to meet all their needs and ensure that the project is installed to the customer’s delight.
This can often mean working closely with our clients and their project team to ensure that many different ideas are discussed throughout the project. We offer Autocad three dimensional drawings which assist the client to involve their laboratory team showing them how the layout is taking shape during the planning stages. This can be very quickly altered when changes occur.
Pharmaceutical Laboratory Design
We enjoy working with our clients offering them a comprehensive pharmaceutical laboratory design and furnishing solution which suits their working programme. We react very quickly to any changes in the early stages, or indeed during the project, where our clients have changes to make.
Throughout the company we offer an experienced, professional and detailed project management team tailored to our clients needs. We employ our own drivers, warehouse personnel, installation engineers and project managers. This ensures a top quality project handled excellently by the team. We build upon our continued strength in delivering the projects on time and to a super quality.
Our flexible ranges can easily be altered in years to come when laboratory personnel have to relocate or alter their laboratory layout due to change in working procedures or alterations to their buildings.
Chemical Resistant Worktop
Trespa Athlon and Trespa Toplab Plus
Both worktops offer chemical resistant worktops with Toplab Plus being the more resistant to chemicals. Toplab Plus should be used when a higher chemical resistance is required, such as chemistry laboratories. The worktop is resistant to a range of corrosive chemicals including solvents, corrosive fluids, acids and alkalines. Most of these chemicals will neither damage the Trspa Toplab plus, nor stain provided that they are cleaned up within twenty four hours.
Trespa Athlon’s decorative surface is impregnated with melamine resin ( one of the hardest resins known). This makes it extremely scratch resistant and therefore suitable for applications involving heavy appliances such as ovens, chromotographs and computer equipment. It is heat resistant and will retain all its characteristics in temperatures ranging from -40 degees centigrade to +180 degrees centigrade.
Fume Cupboards and Extraction
The fume cupboards comply with British Standards BS7258 (1994) parts 1,2 3 and 4. These are available in a variety of sizes and include standard, walk in, water wash and carbon filtered fume cupboards. Standard fume cupboards are designed for standard use and include a newly designed fully radiused opening gives excellent containment values. The walk in fume cupboard for use in low extraction or a large internal height is required for large pieces of equipment. Extra height cupboards can be supplied with multiple sash arrangements to allow access to these larger pieces of equipment.
Water wash fume cupboards can be mains water fed with dump to waste or re-circulating via a holding tank. These cupboards are ideal for perchloric, hydrofluoric or other corrosive substances Velocities ensure exhaust air flow is below recommended limits. All fume cupboards can include fume extraction. In the optimum extraction system consideration would be given to the following – Energy Save Systems, Noise Levels, fume Scrubbing Systems, Fire Dampers and Intumescent Collars and fume dispersal and pollution.
Assab Laboratory Furniture
The benefit of using an Assab system is that it will give you the ability to alter or add to your benching requirements easily at a later date. We offer a wide range of materials and each laboratory is given detailed consideration as to the best products for the project. The worktops can be Trespa Athlon, Trespa Toplab Plus or epoxy. The sinks can be stainless steel, epoxy or ceramic and the taps can be hand wheel, lever action and with a huge variety of products.
Needle Valve gas taps are also used for various gases as required by each laboratory. We offer benching at various heights from 750 to 920mm high and a metal framework, which can be in any RAL colour. This enables the client to position equipment on the correct height of benching. The cupboards are available as fixed plinth units supporting the wortop, suspended units which means the laboratory is easily cleaned under the bench to the floor and mobile units on castors giving ease of movement around the laboratory. Shelving systems are normally spur and adjustable in height and Trespa material is used to give chemical resistance.