A suitable air conditioning system is crucial for an efficient experimental investigation of air-to-water heat pumps and many other thermal processes and systems.
When investigating air-to-water heat pumps, particular operating conditions can place high demands on a test rig, such as those that require defrosting of the evaporator.
This is because such operating conditions require increased dynamics in air conditioning. For this reason, the air conditioning system offers increased dynamics and enables highly stable test conditions. The resulting deviation in the state of the air from the reference value during the heating process of the heat pump is clearly lower than the maximal permissible deviation according to testing standard EN14511.
Besides the excellent suitability of the air conditioning system for experimental investigations of air-to-water heat pumps, it can also be used for other thermal processes and systems that require precisely regulated conditioned air. Typical applications are, for example, drying processes.
Air conditioning system specifications:
- Thermal output: up to 20kW
- Air volume flow: up to 6,000m3/h
- Air temperature: -12°C to +60°C
- Relative humidity: 40% to 100%
The infrastructure is available for research and provision of industrial services.