Air Conditioners

We test numerous types of air conditioners and similar thermal products which include:

  • Window
  • Portable
  • Non-ducted split units
  • Ducted split units
  • Fan coil units
  • Air handling units
  • Packaged units
  • IT Cooling/Close-control (Switch/computer/data room)
  • Multi-split (VRF)
  • Evaporative
  • Water-sourced heat pumps
  • Heat exchangers
  • De-humidifiers
  • Chillers.

Testing of air conditioners can be conducted in our NATA accredited Balanced Ambient Calorimeter using the calorimeter method for smaller capacity air-conditioners, and in one of our other calorimeters using the air-enthalpy test method. We can test both single and 3-phase units, with our largest calorimeter able to handle up to 25kW capacity.

Testing is conducted to the relevant national standard (AS/NZS 3823) or various relevant international standards including ISO, AHRI/ANSI, GB/T.

We measure air-flow, thermal capacity, electrical energy consumption including stand-by power, power factor, energy efficiency, MEPS criteria and ERL (energy labelling).

We can also conduct acoustics testing in our NATA accredited twin reverberation chamber for marketing purposes.

We have a voting seat on:

  • EL-056 Room Air-conditioners committee
  • ACRAC – Air-conditioner and Commercial Refrigeration Advisory Committee, and were involved on working committees to produce a seasonal performance standard for air-conditioners and a portable air-conditioning standard.

We are also proud members of AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heating).

Air Conditioners