Development and Initial Evaluation of an Acceptance Testing Procedure for Air Supply and Distribution Systems in New Army Facilities
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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This document reports USA-CERLs efforts to develop a new acceptance test procedure for ensuring the energy efficiency of air supply and distribution systems in new Army facilities. The procedure was developed by interviewing heating, ventilating, and air conditioning HVAC professionals, reviewing technical literature, and consolidating these findings into a simple, easy-to- use procedure. With this procedure, air supply and distribution system components can be identified and systematically checked for completeness, proper operation, and energy efficiency. Necessary data and efficiency calculations are identified and worksheets are used for recoding this information. A glossary of possibly unfamiliar HVAC terms is included. An informal evaluation of the procedure showed that considerable engineering judgement may be needed to choose measurement methods and locations that will produce accurate data. The systems design also affects the ease or difficulty of performing the test. More extensive evaluations are necessary before the procedure can be recommended for use. Keywords Air distribution.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating