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AIR INFILTRE [1 record]

Record 1 1986-12-05


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

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.


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


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

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.


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