Thermodynamic Tests

In addition to conducting climatic tests for verifying equipment endurance at specified temperatures, the cooling capacity of HVAC units, heat exchangers, and fans under long-term operation are also tested.

  • Measurement of thermal and cooling capacity, energy consumption, airflow, and other parameters.
  • The aim of testing is to determine the effectiveness of equipment under long-term operation and its energy consumption.
  • Measurement of air characteristics of fans, HVAC units, and cooling units.

Two HVAC test labs are dedicated to measuring thermal and cooling capacity, energy consumption, and airflow as well as various HVAC unit system, heat exchanger, and fan parameters.

The lab allows us to simulate temperature, humidity, and air pressure settings under the equipment’s real operating conditions.

Measurement of characteristics of fans and units – flowrate/pressure (measurement precision of 2%).

Measurement of cooling capacity of units – calculation according to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 37-2009, (measurement precision of 5%).

An additional two calorimetric chambers are dedicated to testing transportation and stationary refrigeration systems. The aim of this testing is to determine the refrigeration and heating capacity of units on the air side according to precisely specified limit conditions, including extreme temperatures.

Advantages:

  • Measurement of torque on compressors.
  • Option to measure the cooling capacity on the coolant side.
  • Measurement of fuel consumption under standard operating mode.
  • Measurement according to ASHRAE 37-2009 and 51-2007.
  • Cooling circuit optimization.

WT1 – HVAC Test Lab 1

  • Hot (Ambient) chamber: size 3,6 m x 5,5 m, entrance gates 2,8 m x 4 m,
  • temperature range: +15 °C to +60 °C,
  • airflow range: 50 m3/h to 12000 m3/h,
  • static pressure -400 Pa to +1200 Pa,
  • humidity 20 % to 95 %,
  • maximum cooling capacity 35kW (35 °C hot chamber, 26,7 °C mix chamber, rh 51,4 %),
  • stability of the environment: Temperature ± 0.2 °C (hot room ± 0.5 °C), Static pressure ± 5 Pa, Humidity ± 2 %.

WT2 - HVAC Test Lab 2

  • Hot (Ambient) chamber: size 3,6 m x 6 m, entrance gates 2,8 m x 4 m,
  • temperature range: +15 °C to +60 °C,
  • airflow range: 100 m3/h to 16800 m3/h,
  • static pressure -400 Pa to +1200 Pa,
  • humidity 20 % to 95 %,
  • maximum cooling capacity 45 kW (35 °C hot chamber, 26,7 °C mix chamber, rh 51,4 %),
  • stability of the environment: Temperature ± 0.2 °C (hot chamber ± 0.5 °C), Static pressure ± 5 Pa, Humidity ± 2 %.

TTU1 - Calorimetric Test Lab 1

  • Chamber size: 2,8 (till 6) m x 3,4 m x 3 m, entrance gates 2,5 m x 3 m,
  • temperature range: -35 °C to +60 °C,
  • temperature stability: ± 0,3 °C,
  • measurement of cooling capacity up to 26 kW, measurement of condensing capacity up to 50 kW.

TTU2 - Calorimetric Test Lab 2

  • Chamber size : 4,2 (till 9) m x 3,1m x 3 m, entrance gates 2,5 x 3 m,
  • temperature range: -35 °C to +60 °C,
  • temperature stability: ± 0,3 °C
  • measurement of heating capacity up to 7 kW, measurement of cooling capacity up to 26 kW, measurement of condensing capacity up to 50 kW.

The European Test Centre focuses on quality, environment, and safety, and is certified in accordance with the following standards:

EN ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management System
IRIS The International Railway Industry Standard
CTLA Czech Testing Laboratories Association
EUROLAB European Federation of National Associations of Measurement, Testing and Analytical Laboratories
ATP certification The Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs

ETC Prague is authorized by the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic to carry out the activities of the ATP and is included in the official UN list. For more detailed information about ATP tests, please visit the following web page: www.frcatp.cz/en/.

ISO 9001 certificate
ISO 9001 certificate_2
ISO 140001
ISO 140001_18001 certificate
ISO 14001_18001 certificate_2
Iris certificate
Iris certificate_2
acreditation_1
acreditation_2
acreditation_3
CTLA

Do you need assistance with testing?

Write to us and we will contact you soon with possible solutions.