This year was a little different... The Pie & Pint has traditionally been a showcase of the latest and greatest that Ability have to offer. However, given the number of game-changing developments currently in progress, we’re going to hold a bigger event in 2018 to present this next generation of Fan Coil Units and Control systems.

The exact dates will be posted as soon as they are known...

World Projects

Testing and Testing Facility

Ability has its own test laboratory which regularly performs thermal performance, acoustic and control strategy testing for both witnessing clients and on new products in design. It has been proved many times through independent laboratory corroboration and 'on site' verification that Ability’s equipment and methods provide results that are accurate and dependant.

It should be noted that the entire senior (non financial staff) at Ability come from technical backgrounds. Therefore, the technical quality of the products and the technical quality of the tests we conduct to verify those products are paramount.

Our Thermal Test Room is able to conduct cooling and / or heating thermal performance tests on any fan coil. The outputs from all test sensors is logged for an appropriate length of time, this data is then averaged and calculated through to provide the kW output figures. A report is generated and, along with the method statements and calibration certificates, is sent for inclusion in the project documentation.

Our 'Real Room' Acoustic Test Room allows us to install a fan coil with the correct grilles, the correct ductwork the correct ceiling. This then provides a full spectrum of Sound Pressure data along with NR or NC predictions. Our acoustic meter is a Class 1 Bruel & Kjaer meter which is independently calibrated every year but also checked for accuracy every time we use it using our own calibrator.

Our Controls Strategy testing involves testing on both single controllers and a bank of 25 networked controllers affectionately called the 'Controller Wall of Death'. Also, our own offices have a live fan coil installation on which we regularly upload new ideas and new strategy products to give them a dry run under real operating conditions.

Applied correctly, Ability products do exactly what is expected of them - our experts and our testing regimes ensure this.