Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

In the last years new aspects within Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning have been established. At the moment the R&D work focuses on compression and absorption heat pumping systems as well as on environmentally more friendly mobile air-conditioning systems, in close cooperation with the competence centre “The Virtual Vehicle”.

R&D Focus

  • Compression & absorption heat pumping systems
  • Ground-coupled systems
  • IEA Heat Pump Programme
  • Solar assisted air conditioning and refrigeration
  • Mobile air conditioning & supplementary heating, alternative refrigerants and system optimisation in cooperation with the competence centre “Virtual Vehicle (ViF)"



General test rigs:

  • Mechanical & electrical workshop
  • Chemical laboratory
  • Fuel cell laboratory
  • Chimney (up to 1,2 MW)
  • Central heat sink (water re-cooling system up to 5 MW)
  • Several (mobile ) heat sink & heat source systems
  • Climatic chamber (-20 to +40°C)
  • Vehicle air-conditioning test bench
  • Absorption heat pump system
  • Biomass gasifier (5kW)

 Measurement equipment

  • all typical sensors required for flow rate, pressure, humidity, temperature, etc.
  • Flame ionization detector (FID)
  • Gas analyzer (GA)
  • Gas chromatograph (GC)
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)

Completed projects


Heating, Refrigeration and Air- Conditioning

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.
René Rieberer 


Mo-Fr: 09:00-12:00 Uhr
Raum: MB05 010 (5.OG)
Tel.: +43-316-873-7301
Fax: +43-316-873-7305