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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Small Climatic Chamber

Two Vehicles in Small Climate Chamber

The small climate chamber is ideal for test factors such as temperature and humidity. It is also possible to connect to the large climate chamber and climatic wind tunnel through an inter-chamber door. This permits the insertion of a test bench to effect a 'three-chamber' mode.


ACE’s climatic chambers are suitable for many different sectors. Any product, component or idea that needs climatic validation or testing will find significant value in this chamber.

Testing examples 

  • cold or hot starts for vehicles
  • human trial tests
  • material testing and product validation in extreme temperatures

Frozen Cars in Small Climate Chamber   Health Science Conducting Fire Fighter Research

Key features 

  • Large enough to  accommodate two cars.
  • Temperature from -40oC to +60oC and relative humidity from five per cent to 95 per cent.
  • Inter-chamber door to large climate chamber, which permits the insertion of a test bench to effect a ‘three-chamber’ mode.
  • Directly linked to climatic wind tunnel via dry-transfer area.
  • Complete suite of ancillary systems for customer vehicle operation, including hydrogen and electric vehicle compatibility.

Test section features

Overall dimensions

  • Length: 9 metres
  • Width: 6 metres
  • Height: 5.5 metres

Vehicle entry clearance

  • 3.68 metres wide x 4.49 metres high to outside.
  • 4.26 metres wide x 4.49 metres high to transfer area.

Inter-chamber door clearance

  • Width: 2.01 metres
  • Height: 2.01 metres

Passive exhaust extraction


In-chamber power

Outlets for plug-in vehicles

Thermal performance specifications 

Thermal Performance Specifications

Other performance:

  • Maximum cooling rate: +60oC to -40oC in six hours.
  • Temperature uniformity: σ = 0.17°C (tested at 20°C).