Organizing Committee of the 2019 Shanghai International Laboratory Ventilation Equipment Open：Announcement Regarding Postponement
The 2019 Shanghai International Laboratory Ventilation Equipment Open Competition was originally scheduled to be held in Shanghai at the ATLATL Innovation Cluster from July to September of this year. Participant entries included four enterprises: Waldner Germany, Shandong Longteng, Shanghai Dafeng and Shanghai E3 Green Technology. The participants held four coordination meetings to reach consensus on the global open competition plan. Furthermore, the Organizing Committee successfully invited seven well-known experts from the industry, including Mr. Chip Albright, Professor Fu Jiangnan, Professor Li Qiangmin, Professor Liu Dong, Mr. Lu Geng, Mr. Wang Zhichao and Ms. Zhao Xia, to serve as members of the Evaluation Committee.
During the end of May, the Organizing Committee received a notification from Waldner Germany informing that due to the company's production schedule, it was not possible to ship the required fume hoods and related equipment to Shanghai before the end of September. Therefore, the Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the event indefinitely until Waldner announces the completion of their preparation.
Dr. PC Zhu, Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee, said: "At present, laboratory safety and energy consumption are major challenges facing China and the rest of the world. Major technological breakthroughs are urgently needed to improve the current dire state. The global open competition to be launched in China will undoubtedly help improve the safety and energy efficiency of laboratories, protect the lives of scientific researchers, help enterprises save energy, reduce emissions, and lower operating costs. It's an enormously positive cause for both owners and users in the laboratory industry. We are very grateful to the relevant institutions in Shanghai, Zhangjiang High-tech Park and industry experts for their strong support towards the global open, as well as to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone from all over the world for their attention and interest. I hope this event will be held as soon as possible after this postponement.”
Lab safety & energy-efficiency competition
ATLATL will be the platform to host the competition for lab safety & energy-efficiency in 2019.
E-3 Green Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. ("E-3") proposed a global initiative to international organizations in the laboratory ventilation equipment industry to hold the first "Shanghai International Laboratory Ventilation Equipment Open" in 2019.
As the event initiator, Dr. Tang Ming , Chairman & CEO of E-3, extended invitations to a group of potential participants as the new year begins. These invitees include market leaders or companies with unique technologies in the laboratory ventilation equipment industry, from major markets of China, India, Europe and the United States.
The international invitees include: WALDNER (Germany), Renggli (Switzerland), Kewaunee (U.S.), and Hamilton (U.S.), all are reputable market leaders in the laboratory equipment and fume hood industry. Additional invitees include: Phoenix Controls (U.S.), renowned for pioneering and bringing the venturi valve onto the market; TEL-UK (U.K.) and TROX (Germany), known for their advanced single-blade dampers and airflow control solutions; and Citizen Industries, one of India's top laboratory equipment manufacturer.
China's domestic invitees include: TMOON (Guangdong), Isong Control (Shanghai), ZEPHIRUS (Shanghai), ZKTL Lab (Shanghai), all have high-end products of single-blade damper, venturi valve, or fume hood; SUNWAY (Beijing) with their advanced low-flow fume hoods; and LBT (Jiangsu) as well as LONTON (Shandong), both with unique active supply-air fume hood technologies.
In the invitation letters, Dr. Tang Ming emphasized that for decades, in order to achieve the goal of laboratory safety and energy-efficiency, experts and enterprises around the world have made unremitting explorations. Despite such efforts, the current global state of laboratories are still concerning with much room left for improvement. Laboratories in developed countries are generally safe with comfortable working environments at the expense of high HVAC energy consumption. Most laboratories in developing markets, such as China and India, sacrifice worker safety and indoor comfort due to inadequate HVAC. Thus fundamental changes for improvement are urgently needed.
In recent years, many new product technologies have surfaced in the laboratory ventilation equipment industry. In order to promote a healthy development of innovative solutions for safer and energy-efficient laboratories, E-3 proposes to global laboratory equipment enterprises to hold a "Shanghai International Laboratory Ventilation Equipment Open" in 2019.
Dr. Tang Ming proposed to the invitees to form the event's "Planning Committee", with a coordination meeting to be held in Shanghai during late February 2019 to discuss in details. If the coordination meeting is successful, the formal registration will be held in March 2019. From April to June 2019, participant teams will complete the construction of their respective model laboratories, and the competition will commence with real-time monitoring and metering from July to September 2019. During the event, global experts in the field of laboratory environmental control and sustainability will also be invited to gather in Shanghai for a seminar to discuss solutions for laboratory safety and energy-efficiency in tandem with the actual on-going results of the competition.