15 Jun 2024

Automotive component testing

ICS Cool Energy – Enhancing Reliability in Automotive Component Testing

In the case study below ICS Cool Energy shows how it was able to provide a high energy cooling system for a manufacturer.

In the landscape of automotive component testing, precision and reliability are paramount. Test chambers, used by many automotive OEMs, subject components to extreme conditions, such as pressures, temperatures, and vibrations, to ensure their resilience in real-world scenarios. The automotive manufacturers have stringent demands for accuracy and dependability, which relies on cutting-edge test chambers to simulate real-world challenges.

One of the UK manufacturers of test chambers for automotive and other diverse applications, engaged ICS Cool Energy to provide a reliable, high performance cooling system for their chambers.

The Challenge

The challenge faced by the manufacturer was centred around the cooling of compressors on its test chambers. While the chambers are equipped with a cooling function to facilitate testing in cold temperatures, the compressors required their own cooling to operate and create the desired, reliable and stable testing conditions. The set up of the chambers needed a solution consisting of a high-performance process chiller connected with flexible hose and capable to deal with high-pressure drops encountered in the test chambers.

The Solution

Recognising the specific requirements of the customer, ICS Cool Energy says it proposed the i-Chiller designed for challenging process conditions. What set this solution apart and made it an ideal choice for the customer was its designed-for-process technology and the ability to incorporate a 5-bar pump in the setup.

The ICS Cool Energy i-Chiller not only provided the necessary cooling for the compressors but also addressed the unique challenges posed by the high-pressure drops in the test chambers. Its adaptability ensured a seamless integration into the existing framework, showcasing ICS Cool Energy’s commitment to tailored solutions.

The Result

By preventing the compressors in the test chambers from overheating, the i-Chiller significantly increased the reliability and temperature stability within the chambers. This, in turn, enhanced the overall performance of the component testing, providing the client with accurate and dependable results. In the automotive industry, this translates to reliable information enabling manufacturers to ensure their vehicles function optimally in all environments.

Company info: ICS Cool Energy