Dual-zone climate chamber

A dual-zone climate chamber is available for carrying out experiments.

By means of a separating wall, the climate chamber is subdivided into two zones of equal size – the interior climate zone (representing the climate inside the building) and the exterior climate zone (representing the climate outside the building). Different air conditions (such as winter or summer) can be achieved in each zone. Both chambers can be accessed from the outside through two separate doors. The separating wall can be removed entirely and it is quite simple to incorporate components such as windows, façade elements, doors, etc. It is also possible to fit different air outlets and inlets, a perforated ceiling or a double floor. 

The climate chamber possesses the following characteristics:

  • A dual-zone system with an interior and exterior zone
  • Volume of chamber: 64 m³
  • Interior zone: V = 32.1 m³, A = 9.7 m²
  • Exterior zone: V = 32.1 m³, A = 9.7 m²
  • External insulation: 160 mm of PU foam
  • Zone separation wall: 320 mm of PU foam

The incoming air to the interior and exterior zone is conditioned by two separate, full-service air conditioners providing all thermodynamic air treatment functions.

Interior zone
Climate chamber

Technical Center - Rednitzhembach

A research facility of the Institute for Energy and Building (ieg) of Nuremberg Institute of Technology.

Key features of the Technical Center:

  • R&D projects in cooperation with the Ohm
  • Students are involved in carrying out projects in the form of final theses
  • Access to various subject areas/expertise within the university
  • Services (including individual measurements, component testing, solving detailed problems)
  • Emulation test bench for technical building services components
  • Climate chamber (including for heat pump testing)
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  • Technikum Rednitzhembach

Areas of activity:

Wastewater treatment:

  • Membrane technology, such as reverse osmosis systems
  • Physico-chemical treatment

Applied Chemistry:

  • Extraction processes
  • Material recovery

Energy process technology and process technology:

  • Combustion
  • Pyrolysis
  • Melting down
  • Energy recovery
  • Heat recycling
  • Thermal finishing of intermediates
  • Material recovery
  • Corrosion problems
  • Flue gas purification
  • Burner technology, burner utilization, and burner operation

Facility technology:

  • Expanding the range of R&D activities by constructing test benches
  • Researching and testing processes and systems for the integration of efficient, individual components (systems) into existing systems and buildings
  • Performance measurements on heat pumps or combined heat and power plants for component manufacturers
  • Experimental installations for Stirling machines with liquid piston compressors and biomass boilers with testing facilities for exhaust gas filters
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    Technikum Rednitzhembach
  • Technikum Rednitzhembach

Equipment (selected)

  • Biomass boiler (wood pellets, woodchip, 15 kW to 35 kW)
  • Combined heat and power plant (14 kWth, 5 kWel)
  • Heat pump (11 kW)
  • Cooling unit (100 kW)
  • Emulation and measurement test bench for the evaluation of the system dynamics of heat pumps, cooling units, combined heat and power plants and micro-CHP systems
  • Climate chamber (including for heat pump testing, -25 °C to +40 °C)