Thomas Swan required new gas systems for their recently refurbished Analytical Development laboratory. We delivered exactly that, on time and on budget.


Thomas Swan & Co. Limited is an independent chemical manufacturing company, with offices and warehousing in the UK, USA and China and a global network of distributors. They service the domestic and international markets and export to over 80 countries worldwide. Working closely with leading universities they have developed cutting-edge technologies and are now a leading supplier to the international chemicals market producing over 100 products.

Key challenges

  • Supply and installation of new gas systems, providing numerous high purity laboratory gases including fixed manifolds for cylinder applications, plant room compressor and cryogenic tanks.
  • Working around existing laboratory equipment.
  • Gas systems to be installed in a live working environment.
  • Working with other contractors to bring the project in on time.

Our approach

  • Engineer the gas systems to be located in particular locations.
  • Pipework routes designed around existing building, laboratories and equipment.
  • Manufacture of bespoke secure gas cylinder cages.
  • Install new gas systems ensuring safety of staff, contractors and visitors.


  • Fully BCGA compliant gas systems meeting the PSSR2000 requirements with Written schemes of Examination.
  • Minimal disruption to existing building infrastructure or staff.
  • Project achieved to plan and budget.