The John S. Rankin Laboratory

The Rankin Laboratory has been designed to be a unique teaching and research seawater laboratory. The 2,400 square foot wet laboratory can supply up to 250 GPM of seawater through a high-flow pressurized distribution system.

Water is distributed untreated through a distribution system that features a flexible design which allows for closed, semiclosed or open system flow configurations, depending upon experimental requirements. The high flow design minimizes the accumulation of fouling organisms in the piping and is intended to reduce maintenance requirements.