Technical Services

At the Chair of Technical Thermodynamics specialized technical employees working who are working on research projects, construct test benches and build, measuring programs perform and assume other permanent tasks .

The following technical services are established at LTT:

  • mechanical workshop,
  • Electronics workshop,
  • Optics / Laser Technology,
  • Chemical and laboratory Technology,
  • IT Department.

Laboratories and Test Benches

At the Chair of Technical Thermodynamics a number of laboratories, specialized equipment and test benches are available, of which here are the most important ones:

Optical laboratories:

  • powerful CW laser systems (vis/ IR; partly tunable), e.g. for spontaneous Raman spectroscopy,
  • several spectrograph for spectroscopic studies,
  • several highly sensitive CCD cameras with active chip cooling ,
  • Confocal Raman Microscope and confocal Raman probe (with excitation wavelengths at 532 nm, 660 nm and 785 nm) .

Chemistry labs:

  • gas chromatograph (GC),
  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC),
  • Volumetric Karl-Fischer-titrator,
  • Rolling ball viscometer,
  • Density meter (oscillating U-tube method),
  • Apparatus for the estimation of vapor-liquid phase equilibrium,
  • Calibration device for temperature sensors,
  • helium leak detector.

Test Benches:

  • Modular testing of thermal heat pumps, chillers and thermal storage units,
  • Magnetic suspension balance to measure adsorption equilibria,
  • Test facility for adsorption kinetics by large temperature jump method,
  • Evaporator testing,
  • Test benches for measuring phase and reaction equilibrium data, reaction kinetics data and other material data (even of corrosive substances in wide pressure and temperature ranges).

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