Vipac opens refrigeration test chambers

For quality standards.

The Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Greg Hunt, officially opened Vipac Engineers and Scientists’ new refrigeration test chambers during a tour of their Port Melbourne laboratories.

Refrigeration manufacturers from around the world will use these chambers to ensure their products meet both Australian and international standards. The new chamber will offer an average turnaround of only three to four weeks.

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Hon Greg Hunt and Vipac chairman, Wendy Smith

Vipac chairman, Wendy Smith said, “Manufacturers use the chambers to test newly proposed models before they go into full production to ensure standards are met in safety, energy use, performance and volume. Vipac also conducts random refrigerator tests direct from retailers to compare performance against energy labelling to give consumers greater confidence in what they’re buying.”

Features include two side-by-side chambers with six bays each to enable 12 refrigerators to be tested at any time, high-end instrumentation such as energy metres and data loggers, stabilised voltage system to allow independent control of each bay, and state-of-the-art chilled water cooling and airflow supply system to design to ensure a temperature-controlled environment.

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