Thermal Testing & Simulations
QAI’s thermal chamber has been designed to meet the specifications of many test methods, practices, and specifications.
We can conduct all the demanding standards in part to one of the largest hot boxes in the southeast.
Our Thermal Hot Box used for measuring the thermal transmittance (U-Factor) or thermal resistance (R-Value) of building materials and by using an array of powerful fans to create a perpendicular wind direction, our Thermal chamber is capable of testing samples up to 10’ high x 10’ wide x 1’ deep.
Besides testing to the usual standards, QAI is capable of utilizing our powerful cooling system to bring our climate side well below -20F. The capabilities also exist to use our heating system on the climate side to have temperatures reach well above 120F. When completing your R&D at our facility, you will have a team of experts that have over six decades of combined experience.
QAI is NFRC approved laboratory for thermal simulation as well. Being accredited as an approved laboratory means savings to you before running your physical test. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the most accurate and efficient services possible. With thousands of windows, glass, spacer, and gas fill options available, finding the most practical combination is essential. Let us help you determine which options will provide the best thermal performance in your designs. Performing thermal simulations will result in invaluable information for your product development team, covering all of your U-Value, R-Value, Condensation Resistance, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and Visible Transmittance.
Founded in 1994 by a group of experienced certification and testing experts, QAI is an independent third-party testing, inspection and certification organization which serves the building industry, government and individuals with cost effective solutions through our global, in-house capabilities / services.
During the current pandemic, it is our top priority to support projects
QAI’s California-based facility has partnered with BSI to offer electrical safety approvals
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