Impyrian Wins National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases (NIAID) Contract

February 5th, 2021 | News

Impyrian was awarded a contract to create a new controls and automation system for a critical Lab Insectary for NIAID. The lab insectary chambers provide an environment for insects that allows NIAID to conduct research for infectious diseases. As part of the project, Impyrian is installing a new control system to provide automation and control for ideal conditions for insects, such as temperature, humidity and diurnal lighting. The solution is based on a PLC platform that consolidates various components into a single integrated unit, reducing the number of parts and simplifying the overall design and providing scalability to expand its capabilities to match the needs of the specific application. The control solution will also provide the potential to allow researchers, production specialists and facility managers to operate a single chamber or manage the environments from a central workstation and from remote devices connected through LAN or Internet. Impyrian will also be installing a RO water system to be used in a humification and fogging system with UV light for sterilization which ensures superior water quality and bacteria-free fog to the individual insectary chambers.