The experimental setup represents a real air conditioning and ventilation system. The system capacity is sufficient to climatise a laboratory room.
The air conditioning and ventilation system includes a filter element, a ventilator with EC motor and controlled speed, a water chiller with an air cooler, an electric air heater and humidification by steam humidifier. The following functions are possible: heating / cooling and humdifiying / dehumidifying. For this purpose the active components can be run either manually individually or via a central PLC in automatic operation. The PLC controls the temperature and air humidity independent of each other. Pressure losses can be measured at each section of the duct.
All common components, such as filter, air heater / air cooler, outlets, smoke detector, multi-leaf dampers, inspection and fire protection flaps are available and can be investigated.
The air conditioning and ventilation system consists of two independent system components: main unit and water chiller. The connection is performed via hoses. Due to the waste heat the water chiller should not be placed inside the room to be climatised.