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AIR MAKE-UP [1 record]

Record 1 2003-04-16


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

New, or fresh, air brought into a building to replace losses due to exfiltration and exhausts, such as those from ventilation and chemical hoods.


In ventilating systems that exhaust air to the outdoors, provision shall be made for the admission of a supply of make-up air in sufficient quantity so that the efficiency of the exhaust system is not adversely affected.

Key term(s)
  • air make-up


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

Quantité d'air extérieur introduit dans une enceinte.


Du générateur [d'air chaud] partent les gaines de distribution de l'air chaud aux bouches de soufflage. Les gaines de reprise et d'air neuf d'appoint y retournent.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Calefacción
  • Acondicionamiento de aire y calefacción
  • Ventilación (Construcción)

Aire que requieren algunos sistemas de calefacción por combustión para aislar el generador de aire caliente de las fluctuaciones externas de presión y para mantener un tiro constante en la chimenea.

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