Charlie Barlet has joined KALORI in March 2015. His mission? To add to the pragmatic approach of KALORI, a scientific methodology and definition of HVAC and heating.
A research program supported by the Rhône-Alpes region , helped structure the project.
Works have started two years ago in collaboration with a French research laboratory, which led to more investments. First of all, we acquired the software and named it SIMULKA®. SIMULKA® is a thermal and energy analysis
In use since January 2015, it establishes a thermic evaluation of the cab based on its modeling and the climates in which it will evolve.
Thanks to this powerful calculation tool, the Research Department gets precisely the power required to heat or to cool a cab or a passenger compartment.
The same software calculates the performance of the exchangers in KALORI’s range, and performs air diffusion simulations.
The SIMULKA® software takes into account all the heat inputs of the vehicle.
Through this work, the Research Department provides, from the start of a study, a SIMULKA® calculation sheet. The work of the Research Department is to implement the components to meet the demands of the manufacturer.
A whole new climate chamber completes the program. It is divided into two cells, to achieve
performance measures very precisely.
Finally, a test section measures the flow curves/HVAC pressure or other ventilated system. It consists in two devices, one for HVAC or ventilated systems from 100 to 1800 m3/h, the other for systems between 1 300 and 12 000m3/h. This test section also measures the exact power of the different exchangers (heating radiators, evaporators, condensers).
The R & D department has not done things by half : the reasoning, facilities and software are similar to those used by major automotive OEMs.