Hochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Forschungsgruppe Verdichtertechnologie

Compressor Technology - Labs and Equipment

Labs and Equipment


Compressor Lab

  • Characterisation of refrigerant compressors for stationary and mobile areas
  • Material analysis and tribology
  • Compressor performance test stands (e.g. IPETRONIK Load Box)


  • Environmental simulation
  • Chamber test benches for characterising heat exchangers
Reflexionsarmer Raum (Anechoicraum)

Anechoic chamber

  • Anechoic chamber of accuracy class 2 free-field room with a lower limit frequency of 160 Hz
  • Room volume 63 m3
  • Decoupled machine foundation
  • Measurement of the sound power level of noise sources from sound pressure and sound intensity measurements


Reverberation chamber

  • Measurement of materials' sound absorption coefficient
  • Measurement of noise sources' sound power
  • Measurement of components' sound absorption

Equipment Accoustics and Vibration Technology

  • Polytec Scanning Laser Vibrometer PSV-400
  • Acoustic camera
  • Electrodynamic vibration testing equipment (shaker)
  • Impulse hammers for structural excitation
  • Microphones, accelerometers, force transducers
  • Sound power source, sound intensity probe, sound level meter
  • Modularly designed multichannel front-end system from HEAD acoustics (24 channels) with ArtemiS SUITE 12 software for sound and vibration analysis