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IQ-test - Improving quality in testing and evaluation of solar and thermal characteristics of building components

Paul Baker, 2002
IQ-Test | PASLINK | PASSYS | thermal performance | Test Cells
Bibliographic info: 23rd AIVC and EPIC 2002 Conference (in conjunction with 3rd European Conference on Energy Performance and Indoor Climate in Buildings) "Energy efficient and healthy buildings in sustainable cities", Lyon, France, 23-26 October 2002
Languages: English

IQ-Test is a Thematic Network supported by the European Community under the EESD Programme.The objective of IQ-TEST is to further develop common quality procedures for the PASSYS/PASLINK test cell facilities that exist in 12 European countries. This should consolidate thenetwork, integrate the new test sites and strengthen its common approach of support for new product developments in the field of innovative building components.Round robin tests are underway to assess both the inter-site quality of testing and analytical procedures of the participants. Two components were designed: (1) an opaque, well insulated, homogeneous panel and (2) a window, which is used to replace the central section of the first component. Common test procedures have been designed and quality procedures have been implemented at each test site. The data sets generated by each team will be made available for cross-validation by another team. The results available so far on the first component indicate good agreement between sites. Variability in the window test results may be explained by site-to-site climatic variation.A complete evaluation and synthesis of the test results and analysis will be presented at the EPIC/AIVC Conference.


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