ELI-ALPS research center

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  • Bird’s eye view of the ELI-ALPS facility. Leading research into Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) will be carried out here. The complete duct system and large parts of the overall indoor climate system comprise solutions from Lindab. PHOTO: MTA.hu/ELI-ALPS
  • A considerable proportion of the ducts are being installed in the centre’s many roof trusses. As the picture shows, the ducts are extremely large.
  • A considerable proportion of the ducts are being installed in the centre’s many roof trusses. As the picture shows, the ducts are extremely large.
  • Anita Lakatos, support engineer and Zoltán Csipszer, project manager, both from Lindab, and Ákos Fricz, project manager and Pál Kis, construction manager, both from ENSI, outside the ELI-ALPS research centre.
  • Special cleanroom diffusers with customized plenum boxes from Lindab IMP Klima are being fitted in the centre’s clean rooms. The photo above shows how densely AFV-8B clean room diffusers with built-in HEPA filters have been installed.
  • The picture shows still packed, big size Lindab IMP Klima clean room wall diffusers just before installation.

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Story in short:

ELI-ALPS light research center in Hungary have a complete indoor climate solution from Lindab. Including special clean room diffusers from Lindab IMP Klima.

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ELI-ALPS

Pintér József

Szeged 6728

Hungary

Total indoor climate delivery to new reasearch center

 

Lindab delivers a complete indoor climate solution to the new Hungarian light research facility ELI-ALPS. ”Lindab’s products and solutions, efficient technical support, and their never ending committment to creating a solution fulfulling all demands, have been very important”, says Ákos Fricz, project manager at construction company ENSI. 
 
The new ELI-ALPS light research centre in Szeged, Hungary, is one of three such ­centres that make up ELI, a pan-European project within ESFRI – European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. ELI denotes the research and development area Extreme Light Infrastructure. Lindab has been chosen as a leading supplier of ventilation and indoor climate systems for the centre, including its cleanroom areas.
 

Far-reaching delivery with extensive support

“We had extensive experience of Lindab, their good technical support, swift problem solving, and their IT support in the shape of CADvent, DIMcomfort and DIMsilencer software,” says József Pál of designer Duoplan. “Once Lindab was contracted for the ELI-ALPS project, their circular and rectangular ducts were also recommended. This was because Lindab’s duct system meets tightness class D, which was specified by the ordering client.”

 

Lindab's duct system meets tightness class D, which was specified by the ordering client

József Pál, Duoplan 
 
As the project progressed, many other Lindab products were added, such as flexible ducts, grilles and diffusers, as well as fire and smoke dampers/ducts.“During spring 2015 we also tendered for circular and rectangular silencers, as well as special cleanroom diffusers from our new Group company Lindab IMP Klima,” says Anita Lakatos of Lindab. “We were also involved in having the duct system redesigned from rectangular to circular, a major reason why tightness class D could be achieved more simply.”
 

790 diffusers and grilles from Lindab IMP Klima

Anita Lakatos, Lindab
 

Large cleanroom filter delivery

“The part related to diffusers and grilles for cleanroom technology ended up encompassing no fewer than 790 diffusers and grilles from Lindab IMP Klima,” Anita explains. “Various dimensions of the AFV-8B cleanroom diffuser account for most of the order, a ceiling-mounted diffuser with a replaceable HEPA filter. Lindab IMP Klima have also specially adapted around 70 AKF-II cleanroom diffusers, a two-metre tall floor-based diffuser fitted with carbon filters for radioactive particles and HEPA H14 particle filters.”
 

Our ongoing tightness tests are showing excellent results!

Ákos Fricz, project manager ENSI
 

Crucial technical expertise

“Lindab brought a lot of technical expertise to the project,” concludes Ákos Fricz, project manager at construction company ENSI. “The redesigning from rectangular to circular, a complex calculation effort, was tremendously important. It gave us tightness class D in a simpler, more flexible way, and a duct system weighing two-thirds less than planned. Lindab’s advice and support in dimensioning and product selection, as well as the adaption of the AFV-8B diffuser plenum boxes, to ensure meeting the specific requirements for the centre’s cleanrooms, are further examples of technical support from Lindab that has been crucial to the project’s success. Our ongoing tightness tests are showing excellent results!”