Heat pump laboratory

Heat Pump Laboratory

  • Measurements for EHPA quality label, NF PAC certification, MCS certification, EU EcoLabel
  • Classification according to the Energy Labelling Directive (811/2013)
  • Efficiency measurements according to the EcoDesign Directive (813/2013)
  • EMC and acoustic measurements

 

Accredited performance and functional tests for the following heat pump technologies

  • Air/water heat pumps (up to 75 kW)
  • Brine/water heat pumps (up to 100 kW)
  • Direct expansion/water heat pumps (up to 35 kW)

Independent accredited testing

  • EN 14511
  • EN 15879
  • EN 14825
  • EN 12102

Contact: Christian Köfinger

Thermophysik Labor

Thermophysiks laboratory

Services and expertise

  • Thermophysical characterisation of solids, powders, pastes, liquids and melts for operating temperatures from -180°C to 1600°C
  • Thermokinetic modelling and simulation of processes

 

 

 

Measurement methods

  • Dilatometry (-160°C to 1600°C): thermal expansion, density, melting and solidification processes
  • Calorimetry - DSC (-160°C to 1600°C): thermal analysis, specific heat, conversion processes
  • Laser flash analysis (-120°C to 1600°C): thermal and heat conductivity
  • Thermobalance  (-160°C to 1600°C): simultaneous calorimetry & gas analysis (QMS & FT-IR)
  • Transient hot bridge (-15°C to 200°C): thermal conductivity

Thermophysics

  • Independent accredited test lab
  • Characterisations in the temperature range from -180°C to 1600°C

Contact: Daniel Lager

Heat pumps and thermal stores for industrial processes

Services and expertise

  • Investigation and assessment of novel refrigerants (up to ASHRAE classes A1-A3, B1-B2) for high-temperature heat pump applications
  • Investigation and assessment of novel storage materials (PCM, thermochemical) for use in industrial processes
  • Development and assessment of innovative heat exchanger concepts for thermal stores and heat pumps
  • Characterisation and development  of innovative thermal stores

 

Infrastructure

  • Heat sources and sinks:
    • Thermal oil: max. 350°C, 50kW.
    • Pressurised water: max. 23 bar, 220°C, 15kW.

Services for industrial applications

  • Experimental validation in the laboratory
  • Characterisations in the temperature range from -20°C to 220°C

Contact: Thomas Fleckl

Thermal stores and water heaters

Measurement and classification of thermal stores / water heaters

  • Determination of heat loss rate and heat loss analysis using thermography and heat flow plates.
  • Efficiency measurements on water heaters for different tapping cycles.
  • Classification according to the Energy Labelling Directive (811/2013 and 812/2013).
  • Efficiency measurements according to the EcoDesign Directive (813/2013 and 814/2013)

 

Independent accredited testing

  • EN 12897
  • EN 12977
  • EN 15332
  • EN 16147
  • EN 60379

Contact: Thomas Fleckl