Héma-Québec, a leading Canadian blood supplier, was created in 1998 as part of the reorganization of Canada's blood management system. The organization, headquartered in Montreal, operates two laboratories and three blood donor centers located in Montreal and Quebec City with a total of more than 250,000 sq ft of space. Last year, Héma-Québec collected more than 256,000 units of blood and provided blood products for more than 80,000 hospital patients.
ACS Montréal installed the Andover Continuum® Facility Management System from Tour Andover Controls. The system provides complete HVAC control of labs, office areas, and 12 cold rooms, including temperature and humidity control, room pressure control, redundant cold room control and monitoring, class 100 cleanroom control, and incubator and agitator monitoring. The BAS also supplies fault alarms for lab equipment and detailed reports of conditions in all the areas it controls, while security guards use a workstation in the command center to monitor equipment alarms and critical temperatures.