The climate chamber is a set-up in which the thermal behaviour of building components can be determined. It consists of two rooms which are both separately air-conditioned, which are separated by the building component under investigation. The heat transport through the building component may then be measured, as well as the temperature gradient and local humidity level. With this climate chamber, the EMIB research group can study hygrothermal behaviour in complex structures and building connections.
The climate chamber is divided into three parts:
- fixed part in which "outdoor conditions" are simulated, provided with a door [A];
- mobile part in which "indoor conditions" are simulated, provided with a door [B];
- movable intermediate part in which the test panel can be built up [C].
Of the movable intermediate part, three pieces are available, so that it is possible to carry out a test and at the same time already build up a next test panel.An overhead crane is available in the laboratory with which, if desired, a prefabricated panel can be placed in the test set-up.