Thermal Testing Laboratory

The laboratory houses extensive facilities for the evaluation, testing and benchmarking of heat transfer and fluid flow equipment as part of our Thermal Testing Services. A vast array of high accuracy instrumentation supported with local data acquisition systems and online data analysis provides clients with an excellent tool to conduct heat exchanger performance testing.

A team of dedicated engineers and technicians support the operational running of the laboratory, to ensure consistency, reliability and quality control of the projects passing thorough the department.

At the centre of the purpose built facility is a flexible modular control system, comprising of two wind tunnels, data acquisition systems, coolant flow modules, oil flow modules and a chargecooler module. The in-built flexibility allows a host of testing options to be undertaken to suit specific customer requirements, from simple pressure drop investigations to detailed heat rejection and thermal imaging studies of front end modules and ducting.

Projects have been completed for a variety of applications, including, passensger cars, motorcycle, truck, bus, Formula 1, NASCAR, CFD, military, aviation, compressors, industrial and CHP.

Parameters

  • Calorimetric benchmarking of radiators
  • Intercooler performance development
  • Front end pressure drop mapping
  • Cooling Pack assessments
  • Fan efficiency testing
  • Ductwork flow profiling

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