The Airflow Studio
The Airflow Studio is approximately 300 square feet and designed with a nine-foot ceiling. This room is primarily used as a demonstration laboratory to show a wide variety of top-design air distribution technologies offered by the TROX GROUP.
Features include overhead and underfloor air delivery systems that enable demonstration and room airflow measurement of the following systems
- Underfloor air distribution
- Thermal displacement ventilation
- Active and passive chilled beams
- Displacement (active) chilled beams
- High induction swirl diffusers
This space is primarily intended for demonstrating the concepts of the various supply air delivery methods. It is equipped with smoke trace technology which allows customer visualization of the air dispersion within the space. It is an ideal tool for acquainting clients with the concepts of various room air distribution methods.
The Research & Development Laboratory
In addition to the demonstration laboratory, TROX USA also has a research and development laboratory for performing project specific testing and mock-ups.
This room is 600 square feet with an adjustable ceiling height from eight (8) to thirteen (13) feet depending upon the required test conditions. The laboratory also has an underfloor distribution plenum, which is used to develop and test UFAD products and concepts.
The laboratory air handling unit is capable of providing warm or cold (dehumidified) supply air whose flow rate and conditions are accurately measured and controlled throughout the testing or demonstration period.
During cooling tests, sensible heat is added to the space through heat dummies that are constructed and located in accordance with EN Standard 14240 and through a series of heating panels on the end of the space. Together, these sources are capable of simulating space sensible gains up to 80 btu/h/ft2.
During heating tests the inside surface of the environmental wall can be reduced to as low as 50˚F to simulate low outside temperatures.
The laboratory is monitored and controlled by a state-of-the-art data acquisition system, which provides accurate and immediate collection.
Laboratory test and mock-up capabilities
Chilled beam cooling capacity testing with sensible loads up to 60 btu/h-ft2
Room air distribution testing with air change rates as high 50 ACH-1
Underfloor and displacement air distribution testing
Environmental mock-ups with wall surfaces temperatures from 50 to 90˚F
The laboratory facilities have allowed clients and consultants to understand the operation and performance of TROX technologies in order to apply them on many prestigious North American construction projects.
We welcome you to visit our facilities and see why TROX is the world leader in innovative air distribution solutions.