Media or air conditioning (T, rh, p) is used as a test method for environmental simulation or temperature control of the ambient air of components from various industries (e.g. HVAC-R, automotive industry). Test items are tested according to standards under the required environmental conditions. The temperature ranges start at -20 °C and usually end at around 60 °C. Depending on the application, we can offer you customer-specific temperature, pressure or humidity ranges.
Current test systems on the market that are used to test air / water heat pumps, for example, are climatic chambers with a cooling, heating and humidification unit attached to the roof. The disadvantage of this concept is that a homogeneous temperature and humidity distribution cannot be set in the cube-like room. Based on test engineering concepts in the automotive industry, EPE developed a concept in which the air flows in a closed circuit (loop design). This is blown into and out of the chamber via a flow straightener. The temperature control (cooling, heating) and humidification takes place outside the chamber. The result of this concept is a very excellent homogeneous temperature and humidity distribution. In addition, it is possible to set and vary the air flow depending on the standard conditions in the loop.