The need to limit the energy used in home heating requires precise experimental measurements for the various conditions in which different terminal heating units are used. The chamber developed by ACS, in addition to providing accurate measurements in compliance with the European standard EN 442, enables the additional assessments necessary for determining more realistic evaluation indices for the different types of terminal heating units.

System description

A. Thermostatic chamber and plant engineering for the control of the wall temperature

NOTE: Using the configuration indicated, a great variety of plant thermal situations can be reproduced; these can be used to compare the energy performance of heating and cooling terminals.

B. Plant design for control of the heating unit temperature and flow rate

Different terminal heating units vary considerably in their heat transfer fluid flow rate requirements. A flow rate control system is necessary that can ensure a constant value.

C. Measurement instruments