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 Is the process of controlling the properties of


moist air (includes noise control), to suit
specific purpose at the expense of energy.

 Classification of Purposes:
1. Thermal Comfort
2. Industrial Application (textile, printing,
manufacturing of semi-conductors, etc)
3. Space crafts (special)

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Is the study of the properties of moist air

Thermodynamic properties of air:


Enthalpy, Humidity, Temperature, Pressure,
Specific volume, etc.

Includes the study of exchange of heat and mass of


occupants.
Heat:
1. Sensible – heat dissipated with the
change in temp.
2. Latent – heat transferred without
any change in temp.
Air-con units – dehumidifying or condensing
the unwanted moisture content in air.

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Graph or chart of the heat load or cooling load of a


certain place with respect to time.

Load (Sensible, Latent) – coming from lightings,


heat transmission from equipment, occupants,
solar, etc.

PSYCHROMETRICS CHARTS:
Two types:
1. Carrier Type – the chart has a coordinates humidity ratio (W)
v.s. dry bulb temp. (t), and they are orthogonal (at right angles)

t
2. Mollier Type – has the basic coordinates as humidity ratio v.s.
specific enthalpy (h), and they are in oblique position

Q h
W

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• Mollier type of charts can be easily used because most


processes are represented by a straight line for exact
solutions. Also, in this chart, we can make some
sketches of the process lines and the basic coordinates
are used for energy balances. The mollier charts are
more accurate.

Two reasons why we should be concerned with the


development of the chart.
1. To become aware on the basis of the chart.
2. To be able to calculate properties at new set of
conditions (non-standard barometric pressure)

• First consider the chart to represent


water alone
 Coordinates chosen: temp. t (abscissa)
and temporarily the water-vapor
Water–
vapor press.(ordinate)
Pressure
A Pw  If superheat vapor, it is cooled at
B
constant pressure and eventually reach
the saturation line where it begins to
condense.
 No air has been present with the water
vapor. What is the effect on the figure, if
air is present?

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The water vapor continues to behave the same as


though no air were present. At a given water-
vapor pressure (which is now a partial pressure),
condensation occurs at the same temp. as if no air
were present.
There is slight interaction between the molecules
of air and water vapor.
Table A-2 presents the properties of air saturated
with water vapor and Table A-1 for pure water, the
two table reveals practically no difference in
pressure at a given temp.

MOIST AIR
WATER-
DRY AIR
M= Mα + Mw VAPOR

V = total volume Mw
MW= 28.986
T= temp. MW= 18.016
Vα = V
P= barometric Vw = V
Tα = T
press. Tw = T
Pα < P
Pw << P

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sat.
Pw
Water-vapor
Press.

Using perfect gas Law: PV = MRT

Pα V = Mα Rα T (1) PwV = MwRwT (2)


where:
R = Ṝ = Universal gas constant
MW Molecular weight
for air: Rα = Ṝ
28.966
for Water-Vapor: Rw = Ṝ
18.016
By Dalton’s rule of partial pressures:
P α + Pw = P (3)

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Moist Air
(1)
AIRCON (2)

Mα = Mα1 = Mα2
Mw1 ≠ Mw2

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 To define the state of moist air a minimum of 3


independent properties are required ( Ex: if tα & tα*
are the only given items, we assume P as standard,
14.696 psia or 101.325 Kpa)
• At sea level : P = 1 atm = 760 mmHg (Torr) = 14.696
psia = 1.0332 kg/cm2 = 101.325 KPa = 29.92 in Hg
h  In the Philippines (w/c is a few meters above sea
t dp level) can use the standard P atm, unless otherwise
specified.
h T= dry- bulb temp, the actual or correct temp.
of air
t*
t t*= wet-bulb temp, it is a measure of what
water can do to change the properties of the
air.
For ordinary condition: t > t*
For saturated air : t = t*

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t
t*
Stream Wetted surface
of air


(2) t2 ,W2  Adiabatic Walls
h2
Insulation
Equilibrium of temp.
Air t1 ,  & vapor pressure
(1) W1 Make-up water
h1 (W2 – W1) hf

Thermometer indicates thermodynamic


wet-bulb temp at equilibrium condition

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Humidification
Cooling & Humidification Heating & Humidification

Sensible Cooling Sensible Heating

Cooling & Dehumidification Heating & Dehumidification

Dehumidification

MIXING OF AIR STREAMS

(1) h
(3) 1
W
3
2
(2)
t

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Services

HVAC SYSTEMS
Heating, Ventilation and Air
Conditioning
Provides comfort for people
Allows humans to exist
under adverse conditions.

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Basic Refrigeration Cycle


Engineering &
Consultancy
Services

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System Types
Packaged Rooftop Unit
Split System
Heat Pump System
VAV System
Under Floor Air Distribution System
Hydronic (Chilled Water Systems)
PTAC / PTHP (Window types)
Air Distribution Systems
Other Equipment (Heat
Exchangers/Heat Recovery Equipment)

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Packaged Rooftop Units (RTU)

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Split System

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Engineering &
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Heat Pump (Air to Air)


Services

• Operate on simple
refrigeration cycle
• Reversing the cycle
provides heating
• Temperature
limitations
• Air to air
• Water source
• Geothermal
• Lake coupled

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VAV Terminal Units


Variable volume: Constant volume:
Parallel Series

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Engineering &

Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD)


Consultancy
Services

Advantages
 Individual Controllability
 Re-Configurability
 2 Extra LEED Points
Disadvantages
 More Expensive ($8/SF
for raised floor)
 Flexible for Change
 2 Extra LEED Points
Inland Power &
Light
 First UFAD in area

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Hydronic System Major Equipment


Engineering &
Consultancy
Services

Chillers

Boilers

Cooling Towers

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Chilled Water System

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Engineering &

Air Distribution
Consultancy
Services

Grilles, Registers
 Many options
 GU Russell Theatre
Return Grille
Return Plenum
 Extra cost for plenum
rated cable is less than
cost of return ductwork
 No Combustables

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Engineering &

Outside Air Louvers


Consultancy
Services

Outside Air Louvers


provide an opening in a
building wall to push air
out, or pull air in.
Provide clean outdoor air,
avoid:
 loading docks
 exhaust vents
 plumbing stacks
 waste collection
 stagnant water

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Engineering &

Metal Ducts
Consultancy
Services

Square Ductwork
 Most common
 Low height
Round Ductwork
 Less Expensive
 Easy to Install
 Lower static pressure
 Taller than Rectangular
 Higher pressure
 Less Sound
Oval Ductwork
 Same advantages of round
 Height similar to rectangular
 More expensive than rectangular

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Fabric Ducts
Consultancy
Services

Great for certain


applications
 Gyms
 Pools
 Manufacturing
 Spokane Science
Museum
Saved $300,000 in
Advantages cost at high
 Great Diffusion school. Lowered
chilled water temp,
 Easily Cleaned
& air temperatures
 Fun
 Same cost as
metal

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Additional Equipment
Services

Heat Exchangers
Humidifiers
Silencers

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1. OPEN CYCLE (ALL OUSIDE AIR SYSTEM)


2. CLOSED CYCLE (100% RETURN SYSTEM)
3. RE-CIRCULATED SYSTEMS

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space
Return Air
Aircon Unit
Fan
(4) Outside/
Ventilating Air
Cooling Filter
Coil

Usually Known Parameters:


Qs = Total Sensible Heat Load (Cooling Load Calculations) = 100 kW
QL = Total Latent Heat Load = 15 kW
Room/Space Conditions (Design Conditions): dry-bulb temp = 20°C, 50%RH
Outside Air Conditions: dry-bulb temp = 35°C, wet-bulb temp = 26°C
Supply Air Temperature (within CADP): 2°C

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SHR=Qs/(Qs+QL)=0.87

SHR
W5=(m2W2+m4W4)/(m2+m4)

RADP

CADP

t1 Ref. Point=24°C,50%RH

Actual Coil
Cooling Coil Condition
Line 5
Cold Air

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