Xiaofeng Zheng email@example.com
A comparison study of the blower door and novel pulse technique on measuring enclosure airtightness in a controlled environment
Zheng, Xiaofeng; Cooper, Edward; Mazzon, Joe; Wallis, Ian; Wood, Christopher J.
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Joe Mazzon Joe.Mazzon@bsria.co.uk
Ian Wallis Ian.Wallis@bsria.co.uk
Christopher J. Wood email@example.com
This paper introduces a comparison study of measuring the airtightness of a house sized test chamber using the novel pulse technique and the standard blower door method in a controlled environment. Eight different testing plates have been applied to the improvised envelope of the chamber to establish different leakage characteristics. Each testing plate has a unique opening in the centre of the plate, achieved by obtaining a different combination of shape and thickness of the opening. By using the controlled environment, the vagaries of the natural condition when testing within buildings have been reduced providing a more robust testing environment. This investigation focuses on how the air leakage rate calculated from the measurements made by both techniques compare with each other. Comparable results (within 3 %) under most scenarios have been obtained. Additionally, other aspects such as usability of the equipment used for the pulse testing have also been appraised.
|Publication Date||Sep 13, 2017|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Zheng, X., Cooper, E., Mazzon, J., Wallis, I., & Wood, C. J. (2017). A comparison study of the blower door and novel pulse technique on measuring enclosure airtightness in a controlled environment|
|Keywords||Building airtightness, Blower door, PULSE unit, Controlled environment|
|Related Public URLs||http://www.aivc2017conference.org/|
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