Comfort Zone
In order to develop, test and showcase our product offering to an ever-changing industry we created the Titus Comfort Zone. Its dual purpose is to serve as an interactive learning tool and a means of providing you with innovative solutions for the HVAC market. This state-of-the-art lab combined with our new training room is sure to meet your needs. The training room has the latest audio/visual equipment and a new display of Titus products.

The new Titus laboratory is spread over 39,500 square-feet and is capable of providing a wide range of testing and mock-up services. It is filled with a wide array of technology and allows our guests to truly immerse themselves into all aspects of HVAC design.

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Chilled Beams Testing Chamber
The Titus chilled beam test chamber is one of two test chambers located in the United States. It is used to conduct capacity testing in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 200, as well as research and development testing for our chilled beam product line. It features room-within-a-room construction with a conditioned buffer space that prevents heat transfer into or out of the inner test chamber. Precise instrumentation measures the operation conditions and delivered capacity of the unit under test. During testing the room temperature is maintained within 1oF through the use of load dummies. The energy used to maintain space temperature is measured as a validation of the measured capacity. The chamber also features automated control and data acquisition software which enables incredible precise test results at increased pace of testing.

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    Critical Environment Lab
    The primary function of this room is to develop and model laminar flows in a cleanroom or laboratory setting that provides a cleansing air wash or an isolating air curtain. Physical site conditions can be modeled in the room to determine the effect of equipment placement on airflow patterns. Smoke can be easily introduced into the air stream by remote control and viewing windows are available on two sides of the room for observers. Test air is precisely delivered to a diffuser by a computer-controlled delivery system at a flow rate of up to 5,000 cfm. Isothermal, heated or chilled air can be supplied to any diffuser inside the critical environment room for a 30 degree F temperature differential. This room is frequently used to demonstrate a 12 x 12-foot SteriTec diffuser air curtain system.
    • Operating room ventilation
    • Fume hood for laboratory testing
    • Research lab ventilation
    • Critical environment kiosk
      Innovation Towers
      The Comfort Zone contains three innovative towers with a variety of product displays and interactivity built in. The main tower, and also the largest of the three towers, is the focal point of the lab. Positioned in the center of the tower is a touch screen table that allows the user to interact with our product offering in a unique way.

      The Samsumg SUR-40 table along with our custom-designed interface places several Titus products within reach.
      • Tower 1 - SUR-40 Touch Table Experience and Woodgrain Finishes featuring the Spectrum Diffuser
      • Tower 2 - Underfloor, VAV and Energy Solution products
      • Tower 3 - Chilled Beams, Radiant Ceiling Panels and Terminal Units
        InSitu Room 1
        Designed to be a 20’L x 12’W x 9’H room, the In-situ room is built with a 3’ plenum space allocated above its ceiling for terminal unit installations. With its commercial carpeting, drywall, mineral board ceiling tiles, light fixtures and t-bar grid ceiling construction, this room resembles a typical large office space and built per Cerami and Hines In-situ room specifications. An advanced B&K sound meter is dedicated to making high-precision noise measurements in this room. This room is frequently used for radiant and total sound mock-up tests requested by building owners, engineers and Titus reps.
        • Built with 3' plenum space above the ceiling
        • New sound measuring equipment
          InSitu Room 2
          This room is built next to the In-situ room #1. It is properly sized as a small office space. Room dimensions are 12’L x10’W x 9’H and it was built with the same construction style and plenum space of the other room. This room is added per Hines discharge sound test specifications.
          • Built with 3' plenum space above the ceiling
          • New sound measuring equipment
            Kiosk Stations
            Kiosk stations have been strategically placed throughout the entire Comfort Zone. The new kiosks aid in the overall learning and interactive experience by adding more content than what can be taught in the normal classroom setting. Podcasts, smoke test demonstrations and other marketing collateral are all available on the kiosk stations.
            • Smoke test demonstrations
            • Podcasts
            • Instructional videos
            • Product images
              Reverb Room
              Our new reverberation room is constructed larger in size (45’L x 25’W x 15’H) to allow sound testing per AHRI 220-2007. The room is acoustically isolated from the outside noise and vibration with room-inside-a-room construction and isolation base. Its sound measurement equipment is updated for more precise and highly repeatable testing. With the addition of custom made modular hydronic system, products with water cooling/heating coils can be tested for sound performance while units are operating at cooling and/or heating mode.
              • Room-inside-a-room design
              • New sound measuring equipment
              • Modular hydronic system to test sound of chilled beams
              • Kiosk station
                Throw Room
                The new Throw Room size has doubled in length and its dimensions are 80’L x 28’W x 9’H. With such an immense room available to test products, slot diffusers with long throw, large size displacement ventilation units and chilled beam products can now be tested with increased accuracy. An additional modular hydronic system enables us to test chilled beam and water sourced products while units are operating at cooling and/or heating mode. A 20ft x 40ft radiant floor heater is installed under the floor for better load control of the room during various performance testing.

                Typical product tests include isothermal throw tests and isovel air pattern mapping in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 70.
                • Radiant floor heating system
                • Multiple diffusers can be tested
                • Modular hydronic system for chilled beam testing
                • Mock up environment
                • Kiosk station
                Underfloor Testing
                The UFAD Room is also a multi-purpose test room used to demonstrate cold wall situations and underfloor products; and can be used as an auxiliary throw room. The room is equipped to demonstrate the air patterns created by various models of ceiling diffusers. Titus also utilizes thermal imaging to show the differences in the temperature during smoke test demonstrations.

                Underfloor diffusers are floor mounted to simulate site installation and the test air is precisely delivered to the diffusers at a flow rate of up to 5,000 cfm. Site requirements for equipment and furnishings can be modeled for an accurate determination of airflow patterns and temperature mapping. The effects of sills and soffits on air diffusion against an external wall can be studied as well.
                • Cold wall temperature adjustment (extreme cold or heat)
                • Underfloor and ceiling diffuser testing
                • Ability to create mock up environments to resemble real world installations
                • Kiosk station