Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning: Recent Advances in Diagnostics and Controls to Improve Air-Handling System Performance

Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning: Recent Advances in Diagnostics and Controls to Improve Air-Handling System Performance

TitleHeating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning: Recent Advances in Diagnostics and Controls to Improve Air-Handling System Performance
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCraig P Wray, Max H Sherman, Iain S Walker, Darryl J Dickerhoff, Clifford C Federspiel
Conference NameAmerican Institute of Physics, AIP Conference Proceedings 1044
Series TitlePhysics of Sustainable Energy- Using Energy Efficiently and Producing it Renewably
Number of Volumes1-2
Pagination149-162
Date Published03/2008
PublisherMelville, New York
Conference LocationBerkeley, CA
Abstract

The performance of air-handling systems in buildings needs to be improved. Many of the deficiencies result from myths and lore and a lack of understanding about the non-linear physical principles embedded in the associated technologies. By incorporating these principles, a few important efforts related to diagnostics and controls have already begun to solve some of the problems. This paper illustrates three novel solutions: one rapidly assesses duct leakage, the second configures ad hoc duct-static-pressure reset strategies, and the third identifies useful intermittent ventilation strategies. By highlighting these efforts, this paper seeks to stimulate new research and technology developments that could further improve air-handling systems.

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LBNL-317E