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HVAC & R System and Technology

The HVACR Laboratory has been developed in the Department for support of teaching and research. Experimental facilities include a complete air-conditioning system comprising chiller, circulating pump, VAV system and controller workstation, a fan test rig constructed to ASHRAE Standard 51-57, a vapour compression rig, an air duct test rig, a water flow balancing rig and an infrared thermographic chamber. Other equipment includes ultrasonic flow meter, infrared camera, dust particle counter, standard pitot tube, anemometer and air flow hood. The test rigs and measurement instruments support the academic programmes and student learning through the conduction of conventional and open-ended experiments.