Radiator Performance Testing

Young Calibration's Radiator Calorimetric Test Facility offers thermal performance characterisation for automotive, aviation, marine and industrial heat exchangers worldwide. The facility provides engineering teams with a versatile research and development tool for vehicle cooling systems, cooling packs and fan assemblies, covering low temperature/ low flow coolers, high performance heat exchangers for aviation and motorsport sectors up to cores sizes suitable for medium duty truck installations.

Extensive capabilities exist within the laboratory to cover radiators, cab heaters, low temperature radiators, industrial coolers, motor coolers, ERS and climatic enclosures.

Detailed test reports present the data in both tabular and graphical formats, covering air-side pressure drop, coolant side pressure drop, heat rejection performance, heat dissipation and individual measurement uncertainty statements.

The company operates three calorimetric test rigs, all of which can undertake radiator heat exchanger testing. A high performance open outlet designed tunnel has the facility to run either, pure water or 50:50 antifreeze fluids with an airside capability up to 7000 Pa. This increased pressure capability allows for the testing of vehicle front end modules and single seater racecar monocoques to be installed within the tunnel.

We continue to serve a variety of industries, including; aviation, military, Formula 1, Indy Car, NASCAR, CHP applications and more recently Fuel Cell integration and hybrid cooling assessments.

Parameters

  • CFD Model validation
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Production line sensitivity
  • Cooler Pack Assessment
  • Racecar Cooling Duct Development
  • Benchmarking Exercises

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