Triatek, a manufacturer of airflow control products for laboratory and health-care applications, announces the acquisition of Flow Safe Inc., a pioneering fume hood controls company based in Denville, N.J.
Flow Safe’s proprietary Variable Face Velocity (VFV) technology, Stable Vortex II Fume Hood, and corresponding Stable Vortex Conversion Kit revolutionized the way fume hood airflow is controlled, and the acquisition uniquely positions Triatek to be a global laboratory airflow controls company.
Triatek is now able to offer a broad spectrum of airflow control solutions for new laboratories, as well as cost-effective solutions to retrofit existing labs with updated technology that will significantly improve user safety and reduce energy costs.
“The strategic acquisition of Flow Safe’s patented technology allows Triatek to offer a robust line of customizable laboratory control options that is unmatched by competitors,” says James Hall, CEO of Triatek. “This acquisition is an exciting time for Triatek as we continue to expand and improve our line of innovative airflow solutions for laboratories.”
Flow Safe’s flagship product, the patented Stable Vortex II Fume Hood, is a high-performance low air volume hood that creates a vortex to pull toxic air up and away from the user. The low amount of airflow needed to create the vortex results in a byproduct of strikingly reduced fume hood energy consumption, which translates into significant cost savings. The Stable Vortex II’s innovative design also features a vertical triple track sash that increases the user’s visual opening and provides a full body shield against vapors, splashes and explosions. The same benefits can be applied to existing fume hoods by retrofitting them with the Stable Vortex Conversion Kit.
“As I retire from Flow Safe, I wish Triatek success in continuing our legacy of improving lab worker safety and energy conservation,” says Robert Morris, the founder of Flow Safe. Morris is an expert on laboratory safety and holds the original patents for closed loop fume hood controls, and he also developed the Variable Face Velocity technology that is the basis for the Stable Vortex II Fume Hood.
The acquisition of Flow Safe furthers Triatek’s mission to provide clients with innovative, safe and energy-efficient laboratory airflow control options. Triatek can now offer clients a large variety of control choices, including:
- BACnet Variable Air Volume (VAV) controls
- LonWorks VAV controls
- Variable Face Velocity (VFV) controls
- Universal Valve Module (UVM) controls that are compatible with third-party systems.