Residential Forced Air System Cabinet Leakage and Blower Performance

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This project evaluated the air leakage and electric power consumption of Residential HVAC components, with a particular focus on air leakage of furnace cabinets. Laboratory testing of HVAC components indicated that air leakage can be significant and highly variable from unit to unit ? indicating the need for a standard test method and specifying maximum allowable air leakage in California State energy codes. To further this effort, this project provided technical assistance for the development of a national standard for Residential HVAC equipment air leakage. This standard is being developed by ASHRAE and is called"ASHRAE Standard 193P - Method of ... continued below

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Walker, Iain S.; Dickerhoff, Darryl J. & Delp, William W. March 1, 2010.

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This project evaluated the air leakage and electric power consumption of Residential HVAC components, with a particular focus on air leakage of furnace cabinets. Laboratory testing of HVAC components indicated that air leakage can be significant and highly variable from unit to unit ? indicating the need for a standard test method and specifying maximum allowable air leakage in California State energy codes. To further this effort, this project provided technical assistance for the development of a national standard for Residential HVAC equipment air leakage. This standard is being developed by ASHRAE and is called"ASHRAE Standard 193P - Method of test for Determining the Air Leakage Rate of HVAC Equipment". The final part of this project evaluated techniques for measurement of furnace blower power consumption. A draft test procedure for power consumption was developed in collaboration with the Canadian General Standards Board: CSA 823"Performance Standard for air handlers in residential space conditioning systems".

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  • Report No.: LBNL-3383E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/983245 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 983245
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1013017

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Walker, Iain S.; Dickerhoff, Darryl J. & Delp, William W. Residential Forced Air System Cabinet Leakage and Blower Performance, report, March 1, 2010; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1013017/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.