Balanced fan depressurization method for measuring component and overall air leakage in single- and multifamily dwellings

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
ISSN0001-2505
Volume93
Issue2
Pages137152; # of pages: 16
Subjectair leakages; calculations; pressurization; air leakage characteristics; row houses; individual house stories; controlled field tests; detached, two-story houses/ full basements; Air and vapour barriers; Air flow/Wind pressure; infiltration de l'air; méthode de calcul; pressurization
AbstractThe balanced fan depressurization technique has been applied to measure the air leakage characteristics of row houses and individual house stories. Controlled field tests on two detached, two-story houses with full basements were carried out to verify the consistency of the method. The technique was then used to measure the air leakage rates of three row house units and the stories of two other houses. The results are presented and discussed.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NotePresented at the 1987 ASHRAE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, USA, June 27-July 1, 1987
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-1596
NRC number30421
4180
NPARC number20359125
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