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Title: Direct digital control of air washer cooling system

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to make a practical evaluation of using new technology to extend the life of obsolete HVAC mechanical equipment. The specific exercises in this project involved the application of software driven control algorithms to operate and manage open loop air washer cooling systems in the air handling units located in the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The specific opportunity evaluated in this project involved eight air handling units at the Municipal Auditorium. The air handling systems utilize outdated air washer cooling systems that provide air conditioning and dehumidification to the areas they serve. We utilized direct digital control to assume total control of the operation of the air handling units. We also found it necessary to upgrade some components of the air handling units in order to allow the new control applications to execute their functions. This report describes the plan used to execute the project and the results. 20 tabs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Urban Consortium for Technology Initiatives (USA). Energy Task Force; Kansas City, City of, MO (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5699308
Report Number(s):
DOE/IR/05106-T141
ON: DE91013436
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-78IR05106
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; PUBLIC BUILDINGS; COOLING SYSTEMS; SPACE HVAC SYSTEMS; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; AIR CONDITIONING; AIR QUALITY; CONSTRUCTION; DEGREE DAYS; DEHUMIDIFICATION; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY ACCOUNTING; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; RETROFITTING; TRAINING; ACCOUNTING; BUILDINGS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ENERGY ANALYSIS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; POWER; 320106* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Equipment- (1987-)

Citation Formats

Elben, T., Roseblock, R., Lawler, R., and McCord, J.. Direct digital control of air washer cooling system. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Elben, T., Roseblock, R., Lawler, R., & McCord, J.. Direct digital control of air washer cooling system. United States.
Elben, T., Roseblock, R., Lawler, R., and McCord, J.. 1990. "Direct digital control of air washer cooling system". United States. doi:.
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