PEABODY, Mass., July 14, 2011 — Scientific instrumentation is typically housed in an enclosed room, with just enough access for operation or service. The heat generated from equipment, personnel entering and exiting, and the enclosed facility itself can all affect the performance of sensitive instrumentation. To help ensure optimum instrument performance and maintain a consistently cool environment without adding air turbulence, JEOL USA Inc. has developed a radiant cooling system for the scientific instrument laboratory. The Hydro Radiant Panel system is custom-designed and fitted to each room, with consideration for heat load, local weather, facilities and instrument requirements. It consists of wall-mounted water-circulating panels, acoustic absorbing materials, a water chiller, plumbing, an optional air exchange system and a wall-mounted remote controller. The complete system insulates the instrument lab from temperature fluctuations. Average temperature in the lab is maintained within 0.2 °C per hour when optimized. The system controls room temperature without air turbulence, noise or vibration. Besides microscopy labs, the Hydro system is suitable for any instrumentation where optimal performance would be affected by temperature fluctuations in the room.