Burlington Danes - stainless steel ductwork for clinical imaging centre

Fire Protection installed stainless steel ductwork at Burlington Danes, the new clinical imaging centre next to Hammersmith Hospital in West London. Built as a collaboration between GlaxoSmithKline and Imperial College London, the centre will focus on research into serious illnesses, such as cancer and neurological conditions, including Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis.

Having previously worked on a number of pharmaceutical projects, Fire Protection was specified to supply and install fire rated stainless steel fume extract for the clinical imaging centre's new laboratories. Stainless steel ductwork and the Flamebar BW11 system, with its high voltage explosion test certification, were the preferred solution to extract hazardous and potentiality flammable vapours from the new laboratory complex, whilst still maintaining the fire compartmentation of the building's corridors and means of escape.

Each individual section of the stainless steel ductwork was water tested to a pressure of two bar before being integrated within the extract system, minimising the potential risk of contamination and fire through leakage.