CORNICE DUCT SYSTEM

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SYNERGETICS, INC., is in the process of designing, developing, and testing an air handling duct system that integrates the air duct with the cornice trim of interior spaces. The device has the advantage that the normal thermal losses from ducts into unconditioned attics and crawl spaces can be totally eliminated by bringing the ducts internal to the conditioned space. The following report details work conducted in the second budget period to develop the Cornice Duct System into a viable product for use in a variety of residential or small commercial building settings. A full-scale prototype has been fabricated and tested ... continued below

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Place, Wayne; Ladd, Chuck & Howard, TC December 1, 2002.

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SYNERGETICS, INC., is in the process of designing, developing, and testing an air handling duct system that integrates the air duct with the cornice trim of interior spaces. The device has the advantage that the normal thermal losses from ducts into unconditioned attics and crawl spaces can be totally eliminated by bringing the ducts internal to the conditioned space. The following report details work conducted in the second budget period to develop the Cornice Duct System into a viable product for use in a variety of residential or small commercial building settings. A full-scale prototype has been fabricated and tested in a laboratory test building. Based on the results of that testing, the prototype design as been refined, fabricated, installed, and extensively tested in a residential laboratory house. The testing indicates that the device gives substantially superior performance to a standard air distribution system in terms of energy performance and thermal comfort. A patent has been submitted, refined based on feedback from the patent office, and resubmitted. Additional refinements to the design will lead to additional claims being added to the patent in the near future. Designs are being finalized for a refined version that will be fabricated and tested in the same residential laboratory house. Work is expected to be complete on this project in April of 2003.

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OSTI as DE00822191

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 2002

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  • Grant Number: FC26-99FT40645
  • DOI: 10.2172/822191 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 822191
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc782291

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Place, Wayne; Ladd, Chuck & Howard, TC. CORNICE DUCT SYSTEM, report, December 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc782291/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.