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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2016: 3rd Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea

     

DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF PERSONALIZED CONDITIONING SYSTEM BY USING RADIANT PANELS

Ravi Garg, Vaibhav Khare, Jyotirmay Mathur, Vishal Garg

Abstract: The building industry nowadays is facing two major challenges-the increased concern for energy consumption reduction and the growing need for comfort improvements. These problems have led many researchers to shift their focus towards Personalized Conditioning System (PCS). It is a method for providing occupants with control of a local supply of air so that they can adjust their individual thermal environment. The objectives of this study are 1) to develop a personalized conditioning system and, 2) to investigate the thermal performances and the effect on the thermal comfort of an occupant using thermal comfort models. An experimental setup of an office cubicle has been designed and fabricated using radiant panels. This system is used for both cooling and heating purpose. For this study, the system is used for heating purpose. During the experiment, different cases were analyzed by varying water temperature and flow rate of water and responses were collected from various subjects. The comfort temperature was found to be in the range of 23.4 °C to 27.3 °C. It was concluded that there is not significant effect on Standard Effective Temperature (SET) by varying the inlet water flow rate. The study concludes that if supply water temperature in kept in the range of 36 °C to 37 °C then achieved SET will be in comfortable range for the winter season in composite climate region of India.
Keywords: Radiant Heating, Personalized Heating, Personalized Radiant Conditioning Systems
Paper:
asim2016_317