THERMAL PHYSICS, ACOUSTICS AND ENVIRONMENT LABORATORY

THERMAL PHYSICS

  • thermal insulation materials
  • windows, doors, roof windows, skylights, manholes, gates, glass units
  • sandwich panels
  • walls and wall components, masonry mortars
  • metal and glass shielding walls
  • supply air terminal devices
  • pre-insulated pipe systems
  • products for thermal insulation in civil engineering and products of thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial systems, including products made of EPS, XPS, PUR/PIR, MW, FEF, CG, CS, PEFPF and biobased

We identify the following:

  • thermal conductivity of materials and products
  • thermal resistance and heat-transfer coefficient (by means of heat-flow computer simulation or in a test rig)
  • characteristics related to water vapour transport, water vapour absorption at long-lasting diffusion by thermal insulation products, e.g. flat roofs and terraces with a reversed arrangement of thermal insulation and water protection layers and foundation walls
  • humidity, moisture absorption and desorption, absorbability
  • resistance to freezing and thawing
  • dimensions, dimensional stability under fixed or laboratory temperature and humidity conditions
  • behaviour of thermal insulation products at compression, bending, spot loading, and tensile strength perpendicular to the face
  • density, including bulk density
  • net volume and percentage share of hollowing in masonry items
  • water tightness and air permeability of products and flow characteristics of air inlets

ACOUSTICS

Acoustic parameters under laboratory and field conditions:

  • construction items, including: wall and ceiling partitions, roofs, doors, windows, ventilation items, glass packages, floating floors, lightweight floor systems, carpets, access floors, suspended ceilings and noise barriers
  • sound-absorbing materials and systems, interior design objects and equipment

Acoustic conditions:

  • in residential buildings, multi-family and public buildings, including: technical rooms, systems and elements of technical equipment in buildings
  • in rooms with qualified acoustics

We identify the following:

  • properties of insulating materials
  • sound insulation from airborne and impact sounds of building components and partitions
  • sound absorption coefficient of sound-absorbing materials and systems
  • acoustic parameters of noise barriers
  • dynamic stiffness of elastic materials used in floating floors
  • flow resistance of porous materials
  • reverberation time and other parameters which characterise reverberation conditions in rooms with qualified acoustics, noise level in rooms
  • efficiency of acoustic protection

CHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENT

  • evaluation of emissions and content of substances in materials and construction products
  • indoor air pollution

We identify the following:

  • VOC emissions
  • formaldehyde
  • chlorobenzenes
  • vinyl chloride
  • acrylonitrile
  • pentachlorophenol
  • volatile components of bitumen and its chlorine-based derivatives
  • isocyanates
  • unsaturated monomers and solvents
  • phthalic acid esters
  • asbestos content and type
  • asbestos fibres contaminant levels
  • air purity classes
  • characteristics of domestic sewage treatment plants

ENERGY and ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY

  • ventilation ducts characteristics
  • ventilation systems characteristics
  • hygrothermal analysis in buildings and buildings components trans
  • analysis of optimum cost and life-cycle cost
  • LCA and LCC for products and buildings (EPD)

THERMAL PHYSICS, ACOUSTICS AND ENVIRONMENT LABORATORY

HEAD OF LABORATORY

PhD Agnieszka Winkler-Skalna

Phone:

(+48 22) 566 41 33
(+48 22) 566 42 69

(+48 22) 566 43 11
(+48 32) 730 29 52

(+48 22) 566 43 11
(+48 22 )579 61 87

(+48 22) 566 41 33
(+48 22) 566 42 72

Address:

ul. Ksawerów 21
02-656 Warszawa




al. W. Korfantego 191
40-153 Katowice