The climate lab is a multipurpose laboratory for testing of heating and cooling processes, analysis of biomass and gas, electronic control systems, and other energy-related applications. For example, the climate lab is used to measure the heat transfer coefficient of building modules. Vi also investigate the properties of materials related to combustion: both feedstock in the form of algae, straw or wood, and ash left over from combustion processes.
Fiber analyzer, FOSS Fibertech 8000 Analysis of fiber content in organic material, typically for combustion or determination of fiber content in dietary products.
Heating Microscope, Hesse Instruments EM301 Heating microscope for observation of samples at temperatures up to 1750°C. Primarily used for determination of ash melting points.
Hotbox Calibrated hotbox for measurement of heat transfer in building materials or modules and determination of U-values. Climate controlled chamber with cold and hot side regulated by active ventilation. Temperature transducers for monitoring temperatures across large surfaces.
Gas chromatograph, Varian CP-4900 Separation and determination of composition for gas samples. Can be connected to other instruments such as heating microscope for evolved gas analysis.
Heat Pump Teaching Rig Integrert system med heat pump, accumulator tank, and heting elements together with instruments for monitoring temperature and performance.
Door-mounted Airtightness Monitor For airtightness measurements of rooms and buildings. A fan is used to generate a pressure differential across the door, and by measuring the resulting airflow the airtightness of the building can be determined.
TESTO Måleutstyr Portable logging equipment for a variety of applications, inlcuding temperature, humidity, and dew point.