Environmental Chambers


Hooks & Associates provides turnkey solutions for Environmental Chambers.

Our Environmental Chambers have been built to test many white goods including refrigerators, washer and dryers, cook tops, deep fryers, deep freezers, and many more.  Hooks & Associates also provides upgrades to existing Environmental Chambers.  We have Environmental Chamber installations around the world including the US, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy, China, and Africa.

The Environmental Chambers are designed from the ground up to meet the needs of the individual customer.  Constant airflow and voltage control are standard requirements for many of our customers that test to AHAM, UL, CSA, ETL, and ISO standards.  We provide the solutions to test at many standard requirements.  Power control is provided by a dedicated processor which communicates with our Refrigeration Test Software (RTS).

Refrigeration Test Software

Refrigeration Test Software

Standard voltage, current, wattage, and watt-hour transducers are used in all our panels.  Calibration is performed by RTS using a power meter and load, automatically adjusting the zero offset and gains in software, or by a calibration technician directly on the transducers.

Pressure transducers can also be used with the system to monitor the suction and discharge pressures while the unit is running.  Hooks & Associates can provide winding resistance measurement hardware for those clients who require it.  This hardware is compatible with RTS and the data is stored neatly with normal test data.  Temperature measurement is provided in many forms, the most common type being thermocouple.

We provide panels with as many channels as our clients require.  Some clients prefer TC jacks while others prefer push pins.  We work with our clients to determine the best solution for their needs.

Environmental Chamber Design

Only use the best enclosure manufacturer.

Constructed with aluminum and other materials that won’t rust.

Designed to reduce installation cost.

Ambient Control

Airflow controlled by adjustable delivery system.

Uses Variable Speed Drives.

Ceilings

LED lighting in the support rails to enhance viability without sacrificing airflow blocking.

Floors

Extruded aluminum components that fit together.

Strength with adequate holes for airflow.

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