Emerging Technologies: Duct Leakage Fault Detection
Duct leakage typically increases HVAC energy consumption because the heated or chilled air that leaks into unconditioned spaces increases the duty cycle of the heating or cooling equipment. Variable-air-volume (VAV) blowers must run harder to deliver the required conditioning to the space.
Authors: By Detlef Westphalen, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE; Kurt Roth, Ph.D., Associate Member ASHRAE; and James Brodrick, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE
Citation: ASHRAE Journal, Vol. 47, No. 8, 56-58
Publish Date: August 2005
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