COCH refrigeration laboratory
The Laboratory of Refrigeration Equipment of the Central Refrigeration Center “COCH” in Cracow Sp. z o.o. performs tests of air-conditioning refrigeration equipment including heat pumps and liquid chillers (chillers). It conducts its activities in accordance with the requirements of PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025, and the tests performed are covered by the accreditation of the Polish system of testing laboratories (accreditation of the Polish Center for Accreditation No. AB 308) and the license to use the international mark ILAC MRA, about mutual recognition of test reports issued by accredited laboratories around the world.
The laboratory has specialized test stands, including several test chambers that provide testing capabilities for equipment with a wide range of performance.
Research related to the ATP Agreement
ATP tests (trucks, cars, refrigerated trailers)
Accredited testing in accordance with the ATP Agreement - issuing and extending the validity of ATP certificates
Testing of insulated bodies, trucks, tanks, ice houses
Tests in accordance with the ATP Agreement - testing of the heat transfer coefficient "K", cooling capacity, etc.
Refrigeration units for use in refrigerated transport
Tests in accordance with the ATP Agreement - tests of the useful cooling capacity of the unit, temperature measurements, etc.
Temperature distribution inside the chamber or body (GDP mapping DIN 91323)
Temperature mapping of the cargo space of vehicles intended for the transport of medicinal products
Accredited testing of isothermal containers for road, rail and sea transport of cargo, which allow reloading between the above-mentioned different modes of transport
Testing of cooling (heating) devices
Military equipment and vehicles testing
Accredited testing of military machinery, equipment and vehicles under extreme climatic conditions (-35°C to +70°C, humidity up to 98% RH).
Heat pump testing
Heat pumps testing in accordance with standards PN-EN 14511, PN-EN 16147, PN-EN 15879-1, PN-EN 378, PN-EN 14825, testing in accordance with the KEYMARK program for heat pumps
Refrigerated display cabinets
Tests of refrigerated display cabinets (according to PN-EN 23953-2 standard), determination of cooling capacity of the installation, temperature tests, etc.
Fan (industrial air-blowers) testing
For fans with an efficiency range of 0 ÷ 5000 m3/h , determination of fan operation characteristics, etc.
Condensation efficiency tests, energy consumption tests, determining the characteristics of dehumidifiers, etc.
Compressors and condensing units testing
Tests in accordance with PN-EN 13771 standard for compressors with displacement capacities from 5 to 30 m3/h
Acoustic and vibration testing of machinery and equipment
Air conditioners, liquid chillers, heat pumps, industrial process chillers and dryers with electrically driven compressors
Thermal Imaging research
Thermovision research - inspection of electrical and cooling installations and energy efficiency testing
Tests to assess the conformity of products with directives (LVD, PED)
Safety research in the field of LVD 2014/35/EU. Tests in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive PED 2014/68/EU
Expertise on the operation of refrigeration equipment
Tests in a climatic chamber
Possibility to order tests in a climatic chamber in the following conditions: -20 °C to +50 °C, humidity from 10% to 98% (chamber dimensions 26 x 6 x 4 m);
Measurements of temperature, pressure, flow, humidity, CO concentration etc.
Measuring instruments examination
Checking and calibrating thermometers, manometers, pressure and power transducers, thermographs;
COCH Refrigeration R&D Center in Krakow
Juliusza Lea 116,
30-133 Kraków, Poland
mgr inż. Dorota Niedojadło
- laboratory manager
+48 12 637 08 57
+48 667 600 635
+48 503 021 131