Diamond Light Source Beam Line I07



Lowe and Oliver, as an approved frame work contractor were awarded the
Beam Line I07 Surface & Interface Diffraction. Beam Line I07 is a high
resolution X-ray diffraction Beam Line used for investigating the structure
of surfaces and interfaces under different environmental conditions, including
harsh and real world environments.

Employed as the main contractor we were responsible for the design /
installation of the cabins including finishes, for the complete complex
electrical and mechanical installations including co-ordination of these services.

Working to detailed elevation drawings multiple runs of cable tray and trunking
systems were installed for the numerous class cable systems installed from these
containment systems comprising conduit systems and dado trunking installed to final
point locations.

The systems installed consisted of lighting, small and large power, fire alarm,
close control mechanical services controls, oxygen depletion, Beam Line alarm
monitoring, clean earth, leak detection, interlocked personal access control and
blue lighting.

The project was a demanding project in terms of technicality and programme with
close supervision and management required to achieve the clients requirements
which required bi weekly reporting and re-programming reports to the clients projects managers.


Key facts

Client: Diamond Light Source

Consultant: Parsons Brinkerhoff Ltd

Architect: Parsons Brinkerhoff Ltd

Main contractor: Lowe and Oliver

Value: £696,500

Start date: March 2008

Completion date: January 2009






Structural Steel work
Lab line partition and ceiling systems
Demountable false ceilings
Specialised painted floor finishes
Vinyl floor coverings
Safety rail systems
Cat ladder access
Step over access

Raw cold water
Chilled water
Compressed air
Liquid nitrogen
Medical gases
COSHH extract vent systems
Close temperature control air conditioning
Air extract systems
Fan coil systems

Low voltage switch gear
Uni-strut support systems
Steel cable trunking and tray systems
Steel dado trunking
Small/large power systems
Oxygen depletion detection
Leak detection
Beam line alarm monitoring
Fire alrm
Emergency power off system
EMC earthing system
Blue warning light / personal  safety systems