Heriot-Watt University – Lyell Centre
Fully functional and compliant gas systems, delivered on time and on budget
The Lyell Centre is a £21m collaborative project between the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Heriot-Watt University (HWU), to enable them to build on their expertise in land and marine conservation, geology and geo-science. This purpose-built facility required high purity laboratory gas systems.
The facility was jointly funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and HWU.
- Design, supply and install high purity laboratory gas systems, including: hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, helium, carbon dioxide and air.
- Co-ordinating the installation in multiple laboratories covering two floors of a new building.
- Fast turnaround required.
- Working with other contractors to bring the project in on time.
- Satisfying the demands of all funding bodies.
Extensive discussions with the client, the end users and the main contractor to ensure an installation requiring no post contract modifications.
- Fully functioning gas systems, delivered on time and on budget.
- Full compliance with the British Compressed Gas Association codes of practice.
- The provision of Written Schemes of Examination to meet the requirements of the Pressure System Safety Regulations and to provide a structure for future annual inspections.