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2/10/2010

Enthalpy potential :
Transfer of sum of sensible and latent heats is the
Difference between enthalpy of air at the
wetted-surface temperature hi and
E th l off air
Enthalpy
i in
i the
th free
f
stream
t
ha
Useful in quantifying total heat transfer and
Identifying direction of Total heat flow qualitatively
Cooling and dehumidifying coils
Sprayed coils
Evaporative condensers
Cooling towers
A/P Chandra Sekhar

Psychrometrics
Building air-conditioning problem
A space is to be maintained at 25.5
25 5 C and
50% Relative Humidity. The total cooling load
(heat to be removed from the space to maintain
comfort) is 35 kW of which 70% is sensible heat.
Ventilation air at 472 L/s is required on a day
when the conditions are 35 C
C and 55% RH.
RH
What are the space air supply rate and
the cooling coil rating?

A/P Chandra Sekhar

0.15

0.20

0.25
0.30
0.35
SENSIBLE HEAT RATIO = Qs / Qt
12
13
0
0

11

0.40

34.0

10

90

28

0.96

0.94

30

0.45

30
26

30

ET

Normal Temperature

TE

MP

SEA LEVEL

AT

0.55

UR

BAROMETRIC PRESSURE: 101.325 kPa

25

60

15

70
%
%

60

BIC

REL

20
14

12
15
10

4%

0.70

22.0

20.0

18.0

0.75
16.0
0.80
0.85

14.0

10

6
5
4

2
-10

2%

11

10

12.0

1.00
8

0.90
0.95

-5

RY A

HUMIDIT

ITY

MID

HU

6%

GD

LATIVE

10% RE

90
10.0

8.0

6.0

80

4.0

2.0

70

IR

-5

10

-10

15

20

25

30

35

40

45

50

55

DRY BULB TEMPERATURE - C

Chart by: HANDS DOWN SOFTWARE, www.handsdownsoftware.com

-20

8%

ER K

-10

VE
ATI

ER P

-15

-5
0.76

-20

0.74

-25

-15

20%

0.78

-10
-10

30%

0.80

-5

-15

40

0.82

MET

-10

15

- CU

50

10

0.84

-20

80
%

UME

10

15

VOL

10

0.86

EN

16

0.65

SENSIBLE HEAT RATIO = Qs / Qt

20

TH

-20

HUMIDITY RATIO - GRAMS MOISTURE PER KILOGRAM DRY AIR

-K

20
90
%

P
AL

0.88

30

R
PE

20

DR

RA

L
KI

40

25

0.90

R
AI

25

DEW POINT TEMPERATURE - C

0.60
18

12

24.0

25

20

50

26.0

22

ER

0.92

70

13
28.0

BU

LB

SI Units

0.50

24

10

20

30

40

50

60

ENTHALPY - KJ PER KILOGRAM OF DRY AIR

80

30.0

VAPOR PRESSURE - MM OF MERCURY

PSYCHROMETRIC
CHART

32.0