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fresh-air intake [1 record]

Record 1 2011-09-15


Subject field(s)
  • HVAC Distribution Systems
  • Building Ventilation

In an air-conditioning system, an opening through which fresh air is brought into the system from the exterior.


Properly sizing and characterizing the economizer dampers and using a relief fan will also minimize the gusty wind effect on the outside air intake and relief air openings.


fresh air inlet: term officially approved by the Lexicon Project Committee (New Brunswick).

Key term(s)
  • fresh air intake
  • outside air intake
  • fresh-air inlet
  • outside-air opening
  • outside-air intake opening


  • Distribution et évacuation (chauffage et conditionnement d'air)
  • Ventilation (Construction)

[...] schéma d'une installation climatique où l'on remarque : [...] la gaine (ou conduit) d'air neuf, communiquant avec l'extérieur par une prise d'air neuf; [...]


prise d'air frais : terme uniformisé par le Comité du projet de lexiques (Nouveau-Brunswick).


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