|Reference : A contribution to the audit of an air-conditioning system: modeling, simulation and b...|
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|Engineering, computing & technology : Mechanical engineering|
|A contribution to the audit of an air-conditioning system: modeling, simulation and benchmarking|
|Adam, Christophe [ > > ]|
|Andre, Philippe [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement >]|
|Hannay, Cleide [ > > ]|
|Hannay, Jules [ > > ]|
|Lebrun, Jean [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique >]|
|Lemort, Vincent [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Turbomachines et propulsion aérospatiale >]|
|Teodorese, Ion [ > > ]|
|Les Editions de L'Université de Liège|
|7th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings,|
|du 11 décembre 2006 au 13 décembre 2006|
|[en] This paper intends to show how benchmarks can help in the audit of a HVAC system and how
these benchmarks can be generated. The work presented is part of the European “AUDITAC”
project. How can an auditor declare that a given HVAC is “consuming too much”? He can’t
make any judgment, if not having some reference, i.e. some “benchmarks” available.
Focus is given here to cooling regime, but even then, heating cannot be forgotten (for example,
the remaining heating demand can be satisfied thanks some recovery on the condensers of the
The dramatic question is: what should be the consumption(s) for such a building, in such a
climate, with such occupancy, such internal loads and such actual indoor environment?
Better than to look for a (very hypothetical) global weather index, similar to heating degree-days,
it seems more rational to run a simulation model on a few thousands of hours, corresponding to
one (or to several) cooling season(s). Current performances of simulation tools make this
approach very expedient. The climate can then be considered as it is, without any simplification.
The main simplification is still welcome on the system (building + HVAC) side, in order to get
calculation robustness, easy understanding and easy parameter identification. In this perspective,
the building has to be subdivided in a very limited number of zones and only a few components
of the HVAC system have to be included in the simulation model, with as simple as possible
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