Environmental Chamber

Research Facility

 

The environmental chamber test facility is located within the Thermodynamics Laboratory in the School of Engineering, and is available for commercial contract research work.

 

The chamber enables control of ambient temperature and humidity for product testing, development and evaluation

 

 

Chamber Details

         Chamber size 2.85 m long x 1.95 m high x 2.05 m deep

         Temperature range 5 to 45 C, control to 0.5

         Humidity range 40% to 95% (dependent on operating temperature)

         Computer based data acquisition, 64 channels

         Variable voltage power supply with power consumption transducers

 

Chamber Applications

 

         Testing and development of refrigeration products and systems

         Testing and development of humidity control devices

         Testing of Electronic components

         Any application where controlled environmental conditions are required

 

Examples of Past projects

 

       Refrigerator and freezer efficiency testing to a variety of international standards

       Evaluation of alternative refrigerants and refrigeration components

       Efficiency test standards correlation and harmonisation

       Effect of ambient conditions, door opening and food load variation on refrigerator power consumption and efficiency

 

 

For further information please contact:   Stephen  Elder