WRc Environmental chambers

WRc has two environmental chambers which can be used for various ambient temperature and humidity testing. Recent uses include testing of: condensate pipes at low temperatures, flow meters and level sensors in high temperature and humidity.

Type of Facility

Comments: Chambers can be used for testing a wide range of devices. The large chamber can also be used for testing of water meters on a closed pie loop.


  •  Process instruments

Comments: Mains water.

Type of Technologies that can be tested

  •  Control.

Availability For Use By Others

  • WRc can quote to carry out testing on behalf of users or suppliers, or can hire the rig to clients for their own tests or demonstrations with technical support as required.
  • Cost of Use By Others: Depends on type of testing and level of technical support required.
  • Willingness To Partner: Yes.
  • Mobile Pilot Plants: No.
  • Other info: Has been used for: MCERTS testing of flow meters.

Services and Capacity

  • Flow rate: Temperature between -30 and +90 degrees C. Humidity control available.
  • Power supply: 240V mains and 3 phase 440V.
  • Test units: 1.

Status of the Facility

  • The facility is fully operational.

Access to Facility

  • Available to others.

Additional Assets

  • Loggers available, also sensors for logging environmental or water quality parameters. A large water bath alongside can be used as a source enabling different water temperatures to be used.

Contact details

Address: WRc plc, Frankland Road, Blagrove, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 8YF.

Website: www.wrcplc.co.uk

Contact Name: Andy Godley.

Contact Tel: 01793 865060.

Email: [email protected]

Regulatory issues / constraints

Water normally recycled though can be bled off / replenished.


  • Private Company.

Funding Partners: No.

Sponsored by: Scottish HydroNation