TITLE

History of Radiant Heating & Cooling Systems

AUTHOR(S)
Bean, Robert; Olesen, Bjarne W.; Kwang Woo Kim
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
ASHRAE Journal;Feb2010, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article outlines the history of radiant heating and cooling systems. It notes that the underfloor heating system, Hypocaustum, was developed by farmer Gaius Sergius Orata during the first century B.C. It traces that open fires were used in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. It points out that the industry established a better control understanding for radiant-cooled environments with outdoor air systems and cooling applications.
ACCESSION #
48313514

 

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