September 2008

Design Considerations for Active Chilled Beams

Modular active chilled beams provide substantial cooling with excellent energy performance, often by using only ventilation air. This article covers how these beams reduce the total air handled by the ventilation system, and shows how they can be used with dedicated outdoor air systems, water-to-water heat pumps, closed-circuit fluid coolers, and geothermal heat pumps. This article also discusses how to use chilled beams for energy savings, especially in retrofit projects when space is at a premium.

Authors: By Darren Alexander, P.Eng.; and Mike O’Rourke
Citation: ASHRAE Journal, vol. 50, no. 9, September 2008
Pages: 50-54, 56, 58
Publish Date: September 2008
Publisher: ASHRAE


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