Laboratory evaluation of fan/filter units' aerodynamic and energy performance

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The paper discusses the benefits of having a consistent testing method to characterize aerodynamic and energy performance of FFUs. It presents evaluation methods of laboratory-measured performance of ten relatively new, 1220 mm x 610 mm (or 4 ft x 2 ft) fan-filter units (FFUs), and includes results of a set of relevant metrics such as energy performance indices (EPI) based upon the sample FFUs tested. This paper concludes that there are variations in FFUs' performance, and that using a consistent testing and evaluation method can generate compatible and comparable FFU performance information. The paper also suggests that benefits and opportunities ... continued below

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Xu, Tengfang & Jeng, Ming-Shan July 27, 2004.

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The paper discusses the benefits of having a consistent testing method to characterize aerodynamic and energy performance of FFUs. It presents evaluation methods of laboratory-measured performance of ten relatively new, 1220 mm x 610 mm (or 4 ft x 2 ft) fan-filter units (FFUs), and includes results of a set of relevant metrics such as energy performance indices (EPI) based upon the sample FFUs tested. This paper concludes that there are variations in FFUs' performance, and that using a consistent testing and evaluation method can generate compatible and comparable FFU performance information. The paper also suggests that benefits and opportunities exist for our method of testing FFU energy performance to be integrated in future recommended practices.

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  • Other Information: Journal Publication Date: August 2004

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  • Report No.: LBNL--54250
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 842668
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc779843

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Xu, Tengfang & Jeng, Ming-Shan. Laboratory evaluation of fan/filter units' aerodynamic and energy performance, article, July 27, 2004; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc779843/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.