Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK   FALL 2014 , Volume 4 , Number 3; Page(s) 59 To 66.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) SYSTEM PERFORMANCE IN AN ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING IN TEHRAN (IRAN)

 
 
Author(s):  MARI ORIYAD H., ZARE DERISI F., JAHANGIRI M., RISMANCHIAN M.
 
* 
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: One of the factors influencing on indoor air quality of the buildings is performance of HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems. These systems supply clean and odorless air, with temperature, humidity, and air velocity within comfort ranges for the residents. The aim of this study was to evaluate performance HVAC system in an administrative building in Tehran.
Material and Method: A questionnaire, developed in their research was used to assess the building occupants’ perception about the performance of HVAC system. To evaluate the performance of HVAC systems, air velocities were measured in the diffusers using a thermal anemometer. Moreover, CO2 concentration, air temperature and relative humidity were measured in the whole floors of the building. Air distribution inside the building was evaluated using smoke test.
Result: Most of the studied people complained about the direction of airflow, thermal conditions and cigarette odor. The highest level of carbon dioxide was measured at 930 ppm inside the restaurant. The maximum and minimum air temperatures and relative humidity were measured 28.3-13.8° C and 28.4-23% respectively. Smoke test showed that the air distribution/direction wasn’t suitable in one third of air diffusers.
Conclusion: Improper air distribution / direction were the main problem with the studied HVAC system which could be corrected by adjusting and balancing of the system.

 
Keyword(s): HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) SYSTEM, ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING, INDOOR AIR QUALITY
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  Persian Abstract Yearly Visit 58
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog