TAMPA, Fla. — Heat Pipe Technology (HPT), a division of MiTek® Industries, announced that it has opened a new laboratory at its Tampa location. This will allow HPT to expand its ability to research, develop, and test new products while expediting the time-to-market for such products.

With 3,800 square feet of new testing and research space, HPT now has the capability to test to the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Standard 1060. Indeed, HPT’s facilities are comparable to those offered by Intertek (AHRI’s official test agency) for energy recovery ventilator (ERV) testing. Although HPT’s products may still be subject to the third-party AHRI testing and approval process, HPT can now pre-test its products to AHRI standards. This not only compresses the product development cycle-time, it also opens up more time and capability for HPT personnel to create new product innovations.

Situated on-premises, the new HPT lab is fully equipped to support heat pipes testing up to 16 feet in length. With a robust automation and data-acquisition system, this facility offers the capability to run tests overnight and on weekends without human oversight.  

“This new lab is a quantum leap in capability for HPT,” said HPT’s Dr. Onieluan (“Tam”) Tamunobere, a resident scientist and engineer. “Our capability to innovate has been expanded, and our time to move innovations from concept to market has been compressed to a fraction of what it was before we had the lab.”  

For more information, visit www.HeatPipe.com.

Publication date: 1/3/2017

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