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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2014: 2nd Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea


Design of Fault Detection and Diagnostics Lab for HVAC System

Aviruch Bhatia, Raghunath Reddy, Vishal Garg

Abstract: Fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) is a method to monitor a system, identify when a fault has occurred, and point out the type of fault and its location. This method improves comfort, and reduces the operation, maintenance, and utility costs, thus reducing the environmental impact. In this paper, the design of FDD lab is presented where a user can create different types of faults in Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and develop and test algorithms for the detection and diagnostics of faults. This facility will help identify and analyse the faults pertaining to HVAC systems that are prevalent in India nowadays.
Keywords: Fault detection and diagnostics, HVAC, EnergyPlus, and Machine Learning
Pages: 395 - 402