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Building Services/Environmental Science Laboratory

MANUFACTURER Various
MODEL Various
AVAILABILITY Official workshop hours are: 9:30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16:30 (in practice technicians are often available outside of these times)
CONTACT 1 External enquiries: Martine Townsend - Grants & Funding Unit
CONTACT 2 Internal enquiries: Paul Critchley - Principal Technician
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SITE Media Factory Site

Description

This facility offers the opportunity to assess comfort conditions in buildings and to understand the engineering principles behind the equipment that controls those conditions.

This laboratory offers a range of types of equipment used for assessing comfort conditions for occupants of various types of building usage. Results can then be compared to the recommended values given in the relevant Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) guides. Conditions measured includes the following:

  • Air Quality (CO / CO2)
  • Lighting (Lux) levels
  • Noise levels
  • Thermal Comfort (Includes; Air Temperature, Air Velocity, Humidity, Thermal Radiation)

In addition the laboratory features equipment designed to facilitate the study of various engineering principles involved in the design of building services, including fluid dynamics, heat exchange, the refrigeration cycle, air flow dynamics and air conditioning.

Key equipment available

  • Air conditioning laboratory unit – Hilton A660
  • Cross flow heat exchanger – Hilton H351
  • Vapour jet refrigeration/heat pump – Hilton R852
  • Refrigeration cycle demonstration unit – Hilton R633
  • Airflow demonstration kit - Airflow Development
  • Hydraulics bench – Armfield Technology including:
  • Losses in bends
  • Bernoulli
  • Osborne Reynolds demonstration
  • Centrifugal pump characteristics
  • Cavitation demonstration
  • Indoor climate analyser - B & K type 1213
  • Real-time frequency analyzer - B & K type 2123
  • Sound source - B & K type 4224
  • Portable gas detector - Tocsin 310
  • Thermal imaging cameras - FLIR B250
  • Various hand held comfort condition meters including:
  • Sound level meters – various including CEM (DT)SL-805
  • Lux meter (lighting levels) – various including CEM (DT)LX.1308 / ISO-Tech ILM350 / Testo 545
  • Digital light meters - Megatron
  • Colour temperature meters - Megatron
  • Thermo-anemometers - Kane-May KM4003/4
  • Hot wire anemometer - RS Components 327-0640
  • Thermometer & humidity meter - CEM (DT)HT-615 / Kane-May KM8004
  • Anemometer/thermometer/hygrometers - Skywatch ATMOS
  • 4 in 1 multi-function meters - CEM DT-8820
  • Infrared thermometers - Fluke 62
  • Mini Infratraces (surface temperature) - Kane-May KM800/1000
  • Air quality analyser - Zellweger MP Surveyor Pro
  • True RMS clamp meters - Fluke 337
  • Power quality analysers (3 phase) - Fluke 430/435
  • Power meters - Seaward PM500 Digital multimeters - Fluke 113

See associated items links below.

Associated Items

Item ID #39.

Last Updated: 9th August, 2017