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Located near Lyon, France, the Montluel laboratory is unique in Europe, both in terms of cooling capacity coverage, measurement accuracy and EN 14511 compliance. Laboratory tests • 16 individual test stations with 11 individual test rooms • Ambient control from -20°C to 55°C • Individual unit test capacity up to 3,000 kW Quality and reliability to obtain stable conditions Engineers carry out extensive tests on all products in real-life conditions. These tests comply with the European standard EN 14511 and AHRI551/591, which specify the testing methodology and procedures. EN 14511 is also the testing standard used by the European HVAC industry association Eurovent for the certification of chiller performance. EN 14511 sets challenging quality criteria that must be met in order to ensure that measurements taken during the test are accurate and reliable. There are strict limits on the variation of both actual and average temperatures during the data acquisition period. These limits also apply to water flow rates and to electrical data. Cofrac certification for customer tests The laboratory is accredited for ISO 17025 by the French Committee for Accreditation (Cofrac), an independent organisation that audits all activities related to customer tests, the laboratory’s quality system and organisation. Carrier is certified to perform tests for customers, acting as a third-party laboratory.
The strength of a global group
Carrier leverages UTC’s world-class research and development resources: United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). Since its founding in 1929, UTRC has been designing ideas for applications, culminating products, technologies and systems that impact the world. Its diverse staff includes some of the world’s best scientific and engineering talents. UTRC focuses on leading-edge technologies that provide elegant solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges
Carrier and UTRC technology co-developing program:
TECHNOLOGY / PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT UTRC
Advanced technologies 600 engineers Otis Pratt & whitney
UTC Aerospace Systems
UTC Climate, Controls & Security
Applied technologies A li d h l i 300 engineers
CARRIER HVAC EUROPE Research & Design Centre
Product development 190 engineers Largest laboratory in Europe for HVAC