Making tomorrow's HVAC innovation possible today.

Pushing industry boundaries with capabilities unmatched anywhere in the world.

This is the AAON Innovation Center — a 134,000 square foot research and development laboratory capable of measuring both acoustics and thermal performance.

Since opening in 2018 on our main campus in Tulsa, the Innovation Center has helped solidify AAON as the technological leader in high performance HVAC equipment. No other laboratory in the world can test thermal, airflow, and acoustical performances simultaneously at the capacity found within the AAON Innovation Center.

Testing in the AAON Innovation Center provides many benefits to customers.

These include verification of capacity and efficiency before equipment installation, verification of acoustical performance at actual application conditions, elimination of risk and costly job site modifications, and reduction of time at startup. Factory witness testing is also available to order for all test chambers. You can watch your units being tested in real-world conditions.

Ten psychrometric testing chambers allow AAON to chambers capable of reading

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressures
  • Airflow
  • Water flow
  • Fan speed
  • Air velocity
  • Voltage
  • Current
  • Frequency
  • Power factor
  • Other variables

Testing capacities

  • Up to 300 ton air conditioning system
  • Up to 540 ton chiller system
  • Up to 80 million btu/hour gas heating

Range capabilities

  • -20°F to 140°F ambient temperature
  • Eight inches per hour rainfall
  • Two inches per hour snowfall
  • 50 mph wind 

To find more information or tour the Innovation Center, contact your local AAON sales representative.