HORIBA MIRA has many years of experience in the field of testing Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems using a range of test facilities and computations methods.
HORIBA MIRA opened climatic wind tunnel “one” in 1993. A second, larger facility has since been opened due to the growing demand for HORIBA MIRA’s thermal management capabilities.
Climatic wind tunnel “two” enables: off-road, truck, coach and large military vehicles to benefit from the same wind tunnel development services the passenger car sector has enjoyed for decades. The purpose of these two facilities is to assist with the development and evaluation of both whole vehicle HVAC and Cooling systems under simulated global conditions and hence reduc01e the need for extensive overseas travel.
Additionally, HORIBA MIRA thermofluids laboratory is used to characterise individual components (radiators, oil coolers etc) and whole AC systems (either single or dual evaporator arrangements) early in the development cycle, prior to whole vehicle prototype testing.