Design Guidelines for Underfloor Plenums

Bauman, Fred S.; Webster, Tom; Hui Jin
July 2006
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jul2006, Vol. 78 Issue 7, p28
Presents information on an updated design and operating guidelines on the use of an underfloor plenum. Issues that can have significant impacts on the successful operation of underfloor-air-distribution systems; Types of plenum leakage; Aspect of floor leakage that can be detrimental to system operation.


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