total laboratory is approximately 12,000 square feet in size.
The laboratory first opened for business in Houston in March,
1982. Since that time we have performed testing on projects around
the world. There is no other laboratory that has the testing
experience we do in our areas of interest.
reverberation room is 14,500 cubic feet in size. The room and
equipment meets ANSI S12.51 for determination of sound power levels
of noise sources using sound pressure in reverberation rooms. All
of our sound instrumentation is Bruel & Kjaer.
mockup room is 2160 cubic feet in size. The room is equipped
with a raised floor for underfloor terminal unit and diffuser
testing. The ceiling is located 9 feet above the 1 foot
raised floor system and there is a 36 inch
ceiling plenum depth. All
of the plenum space walls can be opened or closed to the main laboratory.
is a 2 room assembly. The outside room that represents
the space outside the building is 14 feet tall by 6 feet
long by 20 feet wide. Seven and one half (7 1/2) tons of low temperature
refrigeration is dedicated to service this space. The curtainwall
opening can accommodate up to 20 linear feet of glass and mullions.
The test room attached to this space is 20 feet wide by 24
feet long. Both the test room ceiling and the glass wall
can be adjusted for a 12 foot height space. The floor is a 1 foot
raised floor system.
is a 3 room assembly. The center room is the mechanical
room and is 25 feet by 16 feet in size and has a 12 foot
deck height. Located on each end of the mechanical room are
office spaces measuring 14 feet by 16 feet. The offices have a
ceiling located at 9 feet off the floor.
heart of the system are the Calmac ice storage tanks. Each tank
has a total capacity of 190 ton hours. Forty tons of low temperature
chillers provide the cooling to generate the ice. The ice is made
and stored at night for use during the day.