Honeywell’s Heating & Cooling appliance control division has opened a new laboratory in Brno, Czech Republic, dedicated to the testing, control and optimisation of Heat pumps in compliance with European standards.
Equipment manufacturers can use the laboratory to test different types of heat pump equipment with capacity ranging from 1 to 25 kW.
Double sensing circuits allow high precision measurement accuracy. Environmental temperatures down to -30 deg C (more than required by EN14511) ensure that heat pumps can be tested under extreme conditions.
Test of super-market cabinets and chillers up to 25 kW are also possible.
The Brno Laboratory is one of the few in Europe where Equipment Manufacturers can test Domestic Hot Water HP according to EN16147.
With this step Honeywell has now completed its portfolio of heat pump controls capability, starting from components up to test and optimisation laboratory capabilities.
The laboratory has been designed and built to consume only one fifth of the power needed to test specific appliances.
The new laboratory is also designed to test according to the standards EN14511 for ambient heating HPs and EN16147 for DHW HPs.