Fans passed heat test at climate test centre
The ventilation company NOVENCO Building & Industry has conducted a heat test of fans at FORCE Technology's climate test centre.
NOVENCO was to deliver fans to a large data centre and needed to test whether the fans could work at up to 42 degrees Celcius.
FORCE Technology tested the fans at the company's new climate test centre in Lindø Industrial Park.
NOVENCO received documentation for the fans' energy consumption and performance at high temperatures.
NOVENCO Building & Industry is a leading global player in designing, developing and producing industrial ventilation systems for buildings, tunnels and parking garages.
NOVENCO received an order for ventilation for a large data centre. The condition was that the Zerax fan to be used at the data centre was extensively tested.
Documentation of stable performance
NOVENCO's customer wanted a so-called UL certificate to verify that the fans could run stably and be unaffected at temperatures up to 42 degrees Celcius. NOVENCO contacted FORCE Technology, who conducted a full day of testing at the climate test centre in Lindø Industrial Park.
The Zerax fan has a 90 per cent efficiency and low energy consumption. FORCE Technology's test documented that the fan was not affected by the high temperature.
"The fan met all requirements, performs as intended and does not use more energy during high temperatures," NOVENCO Building & Industry engineer and project manager Kristine Skov says.
Can cool in deserts
Some of the data centres are located in deserts and it is important that the fans used can withstand high temperatures.
"Often the customer has special requirements for temperatures, and it is important to be able to prove that the fans meet these requirements," she says.
Competence and correct measurements
Kristine Skov from NOVENCO is very satisfied with FORCE Technology's test facilities at Lindø.
"It was very satisfactory. The test chamber has new equipment, and there are very competent people in the centre. All the equipment is calibrated, so you are sure that the measurements you get are correct," Kristine Skov says.
Publicly funded demonstration project
Eric Putnam, Head of Department in Component & Structure Testing at FORCE Technology, talks about the collaboration with NOVENCO:
"We had a pleasant and fruitful collaboration with NOVENCO Building & Industry. The testing of the Zerax fan was conducted as a demonstration project as part of a publicly funded programme aimed at developing test programmes for large systems. The project also showed the various tasks the climate chamber can take on. It is both a facility and a test environment that can be used for everything from development to validation and certification testing."