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American Gas Safety is proud to announce the installation of four Merlin 1000SW+ Lab Utility Control panels. The panels will now protect the students and educators at the new ITW David Speer Academy in Chicago. The ITW David Speer Academy will be Noble’s first STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) campus among its network of 16 campuses. The doors will open this February to 300 students in the City of Chicago.  Speer Academy will focus on preparing students to graduate college with STEM degrees to meet our work force’s demands.


The Merlin 1000SW+ have been placed in the academy’s four science classrooms and will control the Gas and Water supplies. The Merlin panels were not only chosen for their modern digital design and ease of use, but also because they were easy to procure and install, saving the contractors time and money.

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The Installation was carried out by F. E. Morran of Chicago and we offer our warmest thanks to James Grant and Jason Winter and all of their team for selecting the Merlin panels and assisting in their installation. Our representative Chris May visited the site in January to carry out the commissioning and to train the teachers in the unique advantages that the Merlin 1000SW+ panel has to offer.


We look forward to helping the Nobel network of charter schools in their next endeavor.


For more information regarding the Merlin 1000 range of laboratory utility control panels please call our sales team on (727)-608-4375 or visit the website at