Cold Start Chamber

Ideal for automotive, small tractor, motor cycle or combustion driven power equipment. Quantify long term effects of extended operation under cold soak conditions. Perform vehicle “defrost” testing, Perform climate control testing. Perform “body” or “exterior” test studies at varying temperature ranges and qualify effects of long term solar exposure. Responsive after sales support through dedicated customer service and regional field service network


  • -40F dry air combustion system assures long term performance of chamber cooling coil
  • Optional solar array packages available with multiple zone control and vertical/side mounted profile
  • Direct expansion refrigeration system standard, options available for secondary “brine” conditioning for added control capabilities.
  • Chamber can be integrated with external testing equipment including servo actuated road simulation
  • Optional sound attenuation packages available wall lining, require for semi-anechoic testing
  • Integrated “Snow” generation and “Windshield” spray systems options available
  • Data collection and computation through PLC based touch screen, also available through LabVIEW® and Wonderware® automation software packages


Internal Dimensions: Unlimited, Single Vehicle to Multi-Class 8 configuration
Room Design: Modular paneled enclosure, 4″-5″ polyurethane foam insulation, optional stainless steel interior and galvanized exterior
Doors: Vehicle & Personnel Access
Access Ports: Several options available
Outlets: Several options available including 120/220V

Temperature Ranges: -75 to 140°F
Temperature Sensor: RTD or Thermocouple
Humidity Range: 20 to 90% RH
Extended Range: 10 to 95% RH
Humidity Sensor: RH capacitive element
Airflow: Up to 100,000 cfm frontal, side or ceiling mounted plenum
Exhaust: 400 – 1200 cfm standard
Dry Combustion Air Supply: 400 cfm standard

Control: Fully automatic, PLC driven
Control Interface: LabVIEW® software with PC interface