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Many buildings still heavily rely on fossil fuels to cover their heating and cooling needs. However, to successfully move to a more sustainable future, we will have to switch to renewable energy sources. Technology plays a crucial role in making this transition.
Today, buildings are getting equipped with advanced thermal energy systems which utilize various techniques. These include heat production via heat pumps, heat storage using hot water tanks, heat interface units like heat exchangers or district heating stations, emission systems such as radiators, and smart control systems that regulate devices.
To ensure the effectiveness and reliability of these techniques, thorough testing and innovation is necessary. Hence, the Thermo Technical Lab of EnergyVille. This state-of-the-art laboratory is equipped with multifunctional equipment, enabling independent static and dynamic testing of thermal systems in line with ISO 9001 standards. The lab is meticulously controlled and monitored through an industrial PLC infrastructure connected to a SCADA package.
Through rigorous testing and constant advancements in this well-controlled laboratory environment, we can pave the way for a more sustainable and energy-efficient future for our buildings and communities.
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Who is this lab interesting for?
- Start-ups, SMEs, and large companies with new concepts in the field of thermal energy systems
- System aggregators
- Control system suppliers
- Engineering firms
- Component manufacturers
- System users.
Systems that can be tested:
- Thermal storage: water tanks, PCM storage, etc.
- Thermal generation: water-to-water heat pumps, air-to-water heat pumps, micro-CHP, Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), etc.
- Thermal interfaces: substations for district heating, water-to-water heat exchangers, etc.
- Thermal emission: radiators, convectors, etc.
What can you use the lab for?
The Thermo Technical Lab offers various possibilities for testing heating and cooling equipment and systems. In addition to evaluating the performance of thermal energy applications, field monitoring can also be conducted.
- System testing under different operational conditions.
- Benchmarking of available technologies.
- Expert advice and testing of available technologies for specific applications.
- Expert support for simulations to assess the technical feasibility of technological concepts.
- Simulation and experimental validation of prototypical energy technology systems and components.
- Comprehensive solution for monitoring and data acquisition in the field.
- Pre-compliance testing.
- Rental of test space for customers to conduct their own tests.
- Control of thermal systems: smart control of applications, optimization, IoT devices, etc.