On-Site Test Training Held at Indonesia’s National Laboratory

December 2017

At the request of a testing equipment manufacture, JATL conducted performance test training at the National Laboratory for Energy Conversion Technology (B2TKE), which is Indonesia’s national testing authority.

※B2TKE: Balai Besar Teknologi Konversi Energi (National Laboratory for Energy Conversion Technology)
※BPPT: Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, which is B2TKE’s regulatory authority

On-Site Training in Malaysia

October 2017

JATL dispatched an instructor to a Malaysian air conditioner manufacturer where he conducted on-site training.

On-Site Training in Thailand

November 2017

JATL dispatched an instructor to a Thai air conditioner manufacturer where he provided on-site training.

Trainees Welcomed from Indonesia’s National Research Agency

September 2017

JATL welcomed seven researchers from Indonesia’s Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) at the JATL laboratory in Kanagawa for training in performance testing.

In conjunction with the launch of a testing facility in Indonesia in December, JATL is scheduled to provide training once again on-site in Indonesia.

JATL undergoes ISO17025 surveillance and expanded audits

September 2017

JATL underwent a regular surveillance audit by the Japan Accreditation Board (JAB) of the room air conditioner test rooms and packaged air conditioner test rooms as well as an expanded audit of the heat-pump water heater test room. JAB certified that the rooms satisfactorily conformed to the relevant standards.

JATL Visits Intertek’s Laboratory in Plano, Texas

June 2017

10HP Multi-Air Conditioner Testing at Intertek’s Plano Laboratory (*1)

At Intertek’s laboratory in Plano, Texas, U.S.A. (air enthalpy 15-ton testing room: equivalent to JATL’s PAC2), tests were conducted set in three conditions, rated cooling, high temperature heating and low temperature heating, for the purpose of carrying out reciprocity calibration with PAC2. Good results were obtained from all of the tests where a deviation of less than ±3% was found between the testing facilities with respect to PAC2. These results will be utilized during the JAB surveillance audit to be conducted this year.

*1: Intertek’s Plano Laboratory has an air conditioning testing apparatus ranging from 5US refrigeration tons (17kW) to 65 refrigeration tons (229kW) at the company’s testing laboratory in Plano, Texas, U.S.A.

JATL provides on-site technical cooperation in Vietnam

May 2017

MOU (*1) concluded with Laboratory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

To maintain the precision of QUATEST3’s (*2) testing facilities, JATL concluded an MOU agreeing to continued cooperation, particularly with respect to periodic mutual assessment testing. JATL’s testing systems are categorized as “primary equipment” for performance testing in Vietnam.

*1 MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
※2QUATEST3: Quality Assurance and Testing Center 3 (Location: Ho Chi Minh City) is a government testing institution under the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) (QUATEST3 was established in May 1976)

JATL Presents at Annex46 (Heat Pump & Thermal Storage Technology Center of Japan)

Held in March 2017

JATL gave a presentation on its EcoCute testing facility, testing methods, issues to be addressed in testing, and other topics.

JATL Visits AHR-EXPO (HVACR Exhibition in U.S.A.)

Destination: Las Vegas, Nevada

Period: January 30 to February 1, 2017

According to the sponsor’s press release, approximately 2,000 companies exhibited at and 68,615 people visited the AHR-EXPO during the three-day event from January 30 to February 1.

A great variety and number of products were on display including refrigeration and air conditioning products, related equipment, and component manufacturers.

International Standardization Assistance and Research Project Workshop (Lab Session)

January 2017

Venue: Tokyo

This was the last year for this project, and the lab sessions were conducted separately for air conditioners and refrigerators. Management officials from Thailand’s EEI, Malaysia’s SIRIM QAS, Philippines’ OSSI-STL, Philippines’ DOE, and Indonesia’s B4T attended the air conditioner session (10 people from other countries and 17 from Japan). During the presentation, JATL presented a summary of the entire assistance provided.