George Brown College

Custom Central Vacuum System - May 2012

BaseVac Dental Dry Vacuum Systems was awarded the vacuum system supply for the George Brown College prestigious Toronto Waterfront Campus Dental School. Located on the north side of Lake Ontario in the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada the college has been the recipient of many architectural and academic awards. Based on the BaseVac success in universities across Canada, in dental schools, and teaching hospitals the engineers at Stantec Mechanical.

Engineering evaluated BaseVac as a late entry in the bid process. The mechanical contractor responsible for installation was VR Mechanical. The engineers at BaseVac had worked with VR Mechanical at other large dental schools in both Canada and the USA.

The scope of the project was as follows with two separate areas of operation:

  •  Dental Clinic and Ceramic Lab
  •  89 Chairs
  •  31 Lab Seats

Primary function was to be hygienist study and operation.

  •  Nursing
  •  60 beds to simulation practice labs
  •  4 high delity suites
  •  6 beds to vital simulation lab
  •  1 operating room

The order was placed with BaseVac with a scheduled delivery of 6 weeks from the receipt of order. The final installation resulted in a BaseVac Model S500D 150 Hp Dry Vacuum System with a fully utilized PLC Control and Pump Optimization Control. The supply of two BaseVac Continuous Run Air/Water Separators allowed for the collection of dental liquids at two separate locations in the building. This allows for continuous suction in the range of 12 to 18 Hg” with line cleaning and clinical studies to function simultaneously. A second single pump was purchased to be used on a nursing lab application. BaseVac Model S200D 7.5 Hp single pump with automated PLC Control was supplied. The system was designed to facilitate expansion in both user base and operational usage as the school and clinic evolves.

The Canadian manufactured BaseVac brand Dental Dry Suction Systems
are manufactured and serviced by R.E. Morrison Equipment Inc. of
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. BaseVac products are sold in North America
through all major full service dental dealers.