Summer Consultants designed renovations to a DNA sequencing laboratory to address temperature swings within the lab. The research lab houses 12, highly sensitive DNA sequencing machines that require regular maintenance of temperature set points for proper calibration and to prevent damage. A new, redundant, direct expansion cooling system was designed to address the temperature concerns.

The two ductless split systems each carry approximately 75% of the room’s total load. The systems provide an extra level of redundancy with control dampers closing both the supply and return ducts if the room temperatures continue to rise when the redundant systems are running.

In addition, a study was completed to address water infiltration into the CHIRP lab. The study examined multiple areas to determine the source of the potential leaks. Multiple options were provided to address the water infiltration as well as recommendations for the addition of a clean agent fire suppression system.