An Exhaust Fan Apparatus for Assessing the Air Leakage Characteristics of Houses

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
ISSN0701-5232
Volume156
Pages9
Subjectexhaust fans; air infiltration; pressure differentials; air flow; testing equipment; Air and vapour barriers; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractThe air tightness of a building enclosure can be assessed by exhausting air from the structure and measuring the air flow rate and corresponding pressure difference across the enclosure. An exhaust fan apparatus was developed by researchers at the Prairie Regional Station of the Division of Building Research in Saskatoon for air leakage testing of small buildings. It was designed to be easily portable and simple to operate, allowing a two-man crew to pressure test a house in about 45 minutes.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierBRN-156
NRC number1764
NPARC number20377561
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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