Galvin Engineering supplied a range of fittings and equipment to the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WA), meeting the unique application challenges of the research facility.

A Sinclair Knight Merz project, the 10-storey research institute includes five levels of PC2 OGTR laboratory space with general and specialist support labs, imaging facilities, a bio resource facility and clinical research areas. Each lab floor accommodates 100 researchers with interaction taking place in centrally located areas.

The building design encourages strong vertical integration and visual connection between research floors, with the innovative floor plate maximising collaboration and flexibility.

Though standard ranges of tapware were originally specified, Galvin Engineering collaborated with the designers to customise their specialised range of ProLab Research taps and valves to meet the unique needs of the work being done at the centre.

Galvin was also able to address specific challenges such as space within the labs by providing an alternative safety range that allowed the clients to use the space more effectively and save on costs.

Galvin products specified and installed

ProLab commercial laboratory tapware and Flowmatic electronic valves were installed in the facility to meet the stringent guidelines of the state-of-the-art research centre with due consideration to safety, reliability and control. Galvin also supplied a specialised range of safety equipment that allowed the safety shower and eye to be mounted on the wall for easy accessibility in an emergency.