The Chemical Laboratory

It's Design and Operation


  • Sigurd Rosenlund

Offers assistance to those involved in planning new laboratories, or expanding existing facilities. Emphasis throughout is on finding economical solutions without sacrificing quality.
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Managers and laboratory engineers in the chemical industry.


Book information

  • Published: December 1987
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1110-6

Table of Contents

Introduction1. Preliminary Planning Listing Operations Estimating Space Requirements Educational Laboratory Requirements Storage Areas Laboratory Location2. Laboratory Layout Limitations Making the Scale Drawing Room Organization Work Bench Dimensions Storage Cabinets and Shelves Heat-Producing Equipment Toxic and Flammable Materials Analytical Balances Sample Receiving Office Space Safety Shower Completing the Layout3. Utility Requirements Hot and Cold Water Deionized Water Distilled Water Gas Electric Power Sewer Connection Compressed Air and Vacuum Ventilation Heating and Cooling4. Laboratory Safety Safety Awareness Sources of Safety Information Dealing with Authorities Ventilation Systems Flammable Materials Chemical Spills Safety Shower and Eyewash Station Chemical Storage Fire Protection Earthquake Preparedness Mechanical Hazards Utility Failures Personal Protection Safety Signs Conclusion5. Pollution Control and Waste Disposal Waste Control Regulations Air Pollution Liquid Waste Solid Waste Waste Collection and Disposal In-House Waste Reduction Disposal of Old Chemicals Different Laboratories, Different Problems The Illusion of Dilution6. Floors, Walls and Ceilings Flooring Materials Wall Treatment Ceiling Treatment Lighting Interior Decoration for the Laboratory7. Work Benches and Fume Hoods Supplies Cabinet Construction Work Bench Components Work Top Materials Choice Factors Work Top Protection Fume Hoods Modular Furniture8. Utility Outlets Mounting Outlets Hot and Cold Water Deionized Water Sinks and Drains Gas Compressed Air Electrical Outlets Compressed Gases Conclusion9. Final Plans and Construction Checking Final Plans Construction10. Equipment and Supplies Equipment Sources Where to Obtain Information on Suppliers Selecting Equipment Selecting Supplies Cost Estimates Ordering Receiving Equipment and Supplies Capital Equipment Equipment Identification11. The Laboratory in Operation Staffing the Laboratory Reports Ordering Supplies Supply Sources Dead Files and Old Samples Laboratory Housekeeping Keeping Track of Cost Laboratory Ethics12. Laboratory Records Laboratory Notebooks Methods of Record Keeping Purchasing Records Personnel Records Maintenance Records Records of Procedure Paperwork Reduction Computerized Reports Conclusion13. The Laboratory Handyman Limitations Value of Laboratory Handyman Related Experience Sources of Information Tools for the Laboratory Routine Maintenance Equipment Maintenance Major Projects Salvaging Fire-Damaged Equipment14. A Case History Selecting the Location Preliminary Planning Detailed Room Layout Utility Requirements Ventilation Lighting Laboratory Benches and Work Tops Sinks, Faucets, and DI Water Flooring, Paint, and Ceiling Treatment Furniture Installation Equipment and Supplies Safety Considerations ConclusionIndex