AIR DISTRIBUTION IN A MULTI-ROOM SHELTER USING A PACKAGE VENTILATION KIT
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL EXPERIMENT STATION
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The report covers ventilation studies to determine the suitability of a Package Ventilation Kit PVK to adequately ventilate an adiabatic, compartmented, simulated protective shelter. Individual simulated occupants were used. Conditioned ventilation air at the 1 high design day Springfield, Va. was delivered to the shelter at varying rates and thermal responses for shelter and individual rooms measured. A habitable thermal environment, as measured by 85 deg. ET maximum, could not be maintained in all of the shelter rooms through a complete diurnal cycle in supply or exhaust at any ventilation rate tested 8 to 25 cfm per occupant without auxiliary air moving devices Punkah Pumps. At criterion 85 deg ET average, diurnal cycle, the entire shelter could be adequately ventilated by the PVK exhaust at 14 cfm per occupant with Punkah Pumps. For these same conditions with PVK as an air supply 16 cfm were required. Side rooms at diurnal cycle exceeded average 85 deg. ET for all ventilation rates with Punkah Pumps.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
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