REFRIGERATION CALORIMETER TEST CHAMBER

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This 225 ft2 chamber tests and evaluates refrigeration equipment. It has 4.5 inch super insulated walls, fans for air circulation, an array of thermostatically controlled heaters to provide a controlled interior ambient temperĀ­ature of up to 135Ā° F, and a fire suppression system. The room is designed to accommodate refrigeration units up to 300 ft3, although units from 3 to 50 ft3 are typically tested. State-of-the-art data acquisition capability includes 72 channels of temperature data and an energy analyzer. Work has included performance testing of various refrigeration systems and long -term testing of shipboard ice making equipment for the Navy.

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