Journal article

Control Strategies in Multi-Zone Air Conditioning Systems

Behzad Rismanchi, Juan Mahecha Zambrano, Bryan Saxby, Ross Tuck, Mark Stenning

Energies | MDPI AG | Published : 2019

Abstract

In a commercial building, a significant amount of energy is used by the ventilation systems to condition the air for the indoor environments to satisfy the required quantity (temperature and humidity) and quality (amount of fresh air). For many years, Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems have been considered as the most efficient solutions by balancing the airflow volume based on the demand making them energy efficient when compared with the traditional Constant Air Volume (CAV) systems. However, the setpoints in VAV systems are often misread by the sensors due to stratification and formation of pollutant pockets and responding to design levels that overestimate the real-time demand conditions,..

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