EVAPCO's leadership in product design and quality continues today in EVAPCO's state of the art Research Center located in Taneytown, MD. The 60,000 square foot facility (5,575 square meters) is among the largest and most advanced of its type in the HVAC and refrigeration industries.
The research center contains six (6) environmental test chambers, three for testing HVAC and industrial process cooling equipment, one for pressure refrigeration cooling equipment and one for low pressure refrigeration cooling equipment and one for component development. There is also an ice coil test tank and an AMCA Fan Test Wind Tunnel.
The environmental labs are specifically designed for the purpose of analyzing and testing cooling towers and closed circuit coolers up to 1400 nominal tons (6,150 kW) in capacity. The ammonia refrigeration labs consist of an environmental test chamber for testing high side evaporative condensers up to 700 nominal ammonia tons (3015 kW) and a unique low temperature evaporator laboratory. The low temperature evaporator lab is powered by a 250 HP (186,5 kW) compressor with capabilities down to -40ºF (-40ºC) saturated suction temperature.
These facilities offer the capability of simulating a wide range of environmental conditions to match those encountered in actual field applications. The computerized data acquisition systems ensure precise measurements of thermal performance and confidence in EVAPCO's thermal ratings.
In addition to thermal testing, EVAPCO's engineers and technicians continuously focus on the quality and durability of all the components that go into EVAPCO products. Accelerated life testing of materials, stress measurement and fatigue testing of fans, and performance qualifications of pumps and motors are all performed in specialized test equipment at the Evapco research center. These on-going research programs assure that only the highest quality equipment is consistently delivered to the customer.
EVAPCO's Research and Development Center is a key component for global leadership in innovation and quality in EVAPCO products.