A new service
After announcing the launch of a new Witness Testing service for clients in 2018 with a new climatic test chamber designed to accommodate all cooling-specific applications, Daikin further invests in the Witness Test service to offer it also in a completly digital form, to allow clients to join their products’ tests from remote.
The test from remote
The new remote test service allows customers from all over the world to easily access to the witness test experience remotely from their homes or offices. Tested units are connected to a remote testing system which allows to broadcast real time images, audio and data from the climate chamber and the test benches at Daikin Applied Europe’s Chiller factory, where units are being tested. The test sessions are regularly hosted by Daikin Applied engineers, who are available to answer questions the customers might have, in real time, sharing their expertise, and also enriching the customer experience with presentations, tailor-made contents and virtual factory visits.
The test facilities
Incorporating the latest technology, Daikin’s climatic chambers and test benches offer a complete testing environment, with a diverse range of testable units available. This includes air- or water-cooled chillers of up to 2000 kW cooling capacity, supporting up to 30 fans. Three test stands dedicated solely to water-cooled chillers allow the testing of units in 2MW, 4MW or 11MW cooling capacities.
Climate conditions can be set from Southern European conditions to colder Northern regions, with temperatures as low as -15°C. Middle Eastern hot ambient temperature conditions can also be simulated, up to +52°C.
Combined with an extended voltage and frequency range, the breadth of configuration options offers the flexibility to simulate all applications in heating and cooling modes at full and part load.
The versatility of the purpose-design climatic chamber also allows free cooling, heat recovery and heat pump tests, multipurpose 4-pipes to 6-pipes units and engineering-grade acoustic testing. In addition, the centre offers testing for glycol-based cooling solutions with leaving water temperatures down to -8°C.