Trox (UK) has invested £40,000 in a new dedicated facility to test fan coil units at its Thetford, Norfolk factory.
Trox is the only manufacturer with a test chamber that meets the strict demands of BS4856 Part 1 1972: Methods for Testing and Rating Fan Coil Units, Unit Heaters and Unit Coolers, and Eurovent 6/3 –1996: Thermal Test Method for Fan Coil Units.
Ian Sams, Marketing Manager of Trox UK, said: “The industry is very sceptical of performance claims made by some fan coil unit manufacturers, which are seen as over optimistic. This has been confirmed in a recent article by BSRIA stating that, in their experience, measured fan coil performance can be up to 30 percent below some manufacturers’ catalogue data. However, accurate fan coil unit testing can demonstrate that equipment will do exactly what is claimed for it, minimising risks on projects and offering peace of mind to the client, which is why we believe it is essential to offer our clients the ability to easily test our products.”
The Trox chamber can test the thermal output and air volume performance of four-pipe fan coil units, with cooling and heating capacities of up to 6kW and airflow rates between 50 and 500l/s. Both horizontal and vertical units (with or without ducting) can be tested.