Heat Transfer Pipe Performance Test Center

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Heat Transport Pipe Performance Test Center
In December 2019, our corporation opened Korea's first specialized heat transport pipe performance test center in the Future Development Institute. The 2-story, 580-square meter heat transport pipe performance test center has dedicated testing devices for measuring the quality and safety of heat transport pipes in 3 laboratories: large laboratory, analysis laboratory, and heat performance laboratory.

Purpose of establishment

  • (Systematic Life Assessment) Systematic diagnosis and establishment of life assessment infrastructure as heat transport pipes for long-term use increase
  • (Standardization of Heat Transfer Pipes) Development of technology and KS standardization for improving the quality of domestic heat transport pipes and internationalizing them
  • (Public role) Open use of the Center, such as performance testing, education, and technology sharing, for other businesses and heat transport pipe manufacturers
Heat Transport Pipe Performance Test Center Purpose of establishment
Heat Transport Pipe Performance Test Center : Korea District Heating Corp. Pipe Test Centre. KDHC + PTC
Systematic condition diagnosis and life assessment
Standardization of heat transport pipe technology
Public functions such as sharing the technology by opening the center

Major Facilities and Test Items

Major Facilities and Test Items
Device name Device pictures Key functions Detailed measurement method
Accelerated aging device For life assessment of heat transport pipe
Artificial heating device
Accelerate aging of insulation material by artificially heating the heat transport pipe at high temperature (160℃ - 3600 hours or 170℃-1450 hours)
Heat conductivity test device for heat insulation materials Thermal performance evaluation of insulation materials of heat transport pipe Calculate the heat conductivity of PUR insulation material of heat transport pipe
Shear strength test device for insulation materials Measurement of shear strength of heat transport pipe Fasten the outer pipe and insert steel pipe in the axis direction until the insulation material breaks and measure the strength at the breaking point
Sand stress test device Evaluation of construction performance of heat transport pipe connection Visual inspection of damage caused by the reciprocating heat transport pipe installed inside the metal box containing sand
Water-tightness test device Watertight performance evaluation of heat transport pipe connection Water ingress inspection after installing the sample in a metal chamber containing water and leaving it for a certain time
Impact strength test device Evaluation of shock resistance of outer pipe of heat transport pipe Check for external damage caused by dropped weight at the top of the pipe
Band saw Cutting/Processing the test heat transport pipe specimen Prepare the heat transport pipe specimen for each test device's dimension