Young Calibration's Chargecooler or Intercooler Calorimetric Test Facility offers thermal performance characterisation for automotive, marine and industrial heat exchangers worldwide. Although the facility is predominantly aimed at the passenger car market, the wind tunnel and plant can cover charge and intercoolers from small industrial engines to medium-size truck installations, standby compressors and Formula 1 powertrains.
The facility is one of a few truly independent laboratories offering calorimetric services for OEMs, aftermarket, R&D establishments, motorsport and passenger car manufacturers.
The charge cooler facility for air to air and air to water coolers can be adapted to suit varying sizes and design complexity for a host of industries. A continuing upgrade programme ensures the facility remains one of Europe's leading calorimetric testing establishments. Extensive capabilities exist within the laboratory to cover brick and full-face intercoolers and charge coolers.
Test reports present all the data in tabular and graphical formats, covering air-side pressure drop, charge side pressure drop, heat rejection performance, heat dissipation and thermal efficiency. All intercooler testing can be accommodated for individual tube and turbulator development, find density optimisation, full core thermal efficiency testing to complete cooling pack testing of integrated modules.
Calorimetric testing is an important process in the successful development of high efficiency chargecoolers and enables manufacturers to optimise the trade off between airside pressure drop and charge pressure drop.
Young Calibration offer thermal imaging and transient heat soak testing, providing valuable information virtually impossible to achieve using standard testing methods. This information can be vital when looking to extract the best possible performance from an engine.
Intercooler Charge Air Cooler Capability
Cooling Air Side Capability (CAC)
Cooling Water Side Capability (WCCAC)