Measuring rates of outdoor airflow into HVAC systems

TitleMeasuring rates of outdoor airflow into HVAC systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsWilliam J Fisk, David Faulkner, Douglas P Sullivan, William W Delp

During the last few years, new technologies have been introduced for measuring the flow rates of outside air into HVAC systems. This document describes one particular technology for measuring these airflows, a system and a related protocol developed to evaluate this and similar measurement technologies under conditions without wind, and the results of our evaluations. We conclude that the measurement technology evaluated can provide a reasonably accurate measurement of OA flow rate over a broad range of flow, without significantly increasing airflow resistance.

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