Terminal boxes are one of the major building HVAC components and directly impact building room comfort and energy costs. Current terminal boxes may cause occupant discomfort and waste energy if they have inappropriate operation control functions. The objective of this study is to develop and implement applicable optimal terminal box control algorithms. The thermal conditions and energy consumption are compared between conventional and improved control algorithms using measured data. The results of this study show that optimal terminal box control algorithms can stably maintain the set room air temperature and reduce energy consumption compared to conventional control algorithms.
- Advanced Energy Systems Division and Solar Energy Division
Optimal Terminal Box Control Algorithms for Single Duct Air Handling Units
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Cho, Y, & Liu, M. "Optimal Terminal Box Control Algorithms for Single Duct Air Handling Units." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the Heat Transfer, Fluids Engineering, and 3rd Energy Nanotechnology Conferences. ASME 2008 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Volume 2. Jacksonville, Florida, USA. August 10–14, 2008. pp. 203-208. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2008-54154
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