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AIR INFILTRE [1 record]

Record 1 1986-12-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Building Ventilation
  • Heating
CONT

Ventilation and infiltration air in warm weather produce large heat gains and should be added to other calculated heat gains to arrive at the total heat gains for cooling-equipment sizing purposes.

OBS

Infiltration: Uncontrolled flow of air into a building through cracks, openings, doors, or other areas that allow air to penetrate.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Conditionnement de l'air et chauffage
  • Ventilation (Construction)
  • Chauffage
CONT

L'air infiltré est celui qui pénètre dans le local par les défauts d'étanchéité de celui-ci lorsqu'il y a dépression de ce local vis-à-vis de l'extérieur. L'air perdu est celui qui au contraire s'échappe vers l'extérieur lorsqu'il y a surpression.

Spanish

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