ASHRAE 55-1992 PDF

(Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard ). Thermal. Environmental. Conditions for. Human Occupancy. Approved by the ASHRAE Standards Committee. See Appendix I for approval dates by the ASHRAE Standards Committee, the ASHRAE an ASHRAE Standard may be purchased from the ASHRAE Web site . This standard is in close agreement with ISO Standards and Page 1 ANSI/ASHRAE Standard R Public Review Draft Table of Contents 1.

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Percentage of dissatisfied due to local discomfort from various sources for different classes of thermal environment. These components should include but not be limited to building envelope components, air filters and filter seals, heating and cooling coils, cooling towers, reheat coils, fan motor belts, humidifiersthermostatscontrol devices, and sensors.

Measurements are to be made sufficiently away from the boundaries of the occupied zone and from any surfaces to allow for proper circulation around measurement sensors with positions as described below. An accompanying table lists provisions for higher operative temperatures at air speeds above 0. Modification of building systems or control is often necessary 55-199 maintain the thermal environment when spaces are altered or occupancy is changed.

Clothing insulation refers to the heat transfer of the entire body, which includes the uncovered parts, such as hands and heads. Standard 55 specifies conditions for acceptable thermal environments and is intended for use in design, operation, and commissioning of buildings and other occupied spaces. This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat Vertical air temperature ashrse Thermal stratification that results in the air temperature at the head level being warmer than at the ankle level may cause thermal discomfort.

The reference point for theses curves is the upper temperature limit of the comfort zone and 0.

ASHRAE 55 1992

If zones are interdependent or inter— active, their control diagram should be shown in total on one block diagram with the point s of interconnection identified.


Thus, in practice the requirements of Section 5 may not be met during the number of hours equivalent to the design weather data exceedence percentage. Hong Thermal insulation provided by chairs”. These shall be estimated in the form of mean values over a period of 0. These values may be used in the above equation when the turbulence intensity is not measured.

The method and design conditions appropriate for the intended use of the building shall be selected by the design team and owner e. Typically, rest breaks scheduled or hidden or other operational factors get parts, move products, etc. Therefore the elevated air speed must be under the direct control of the affected occupants and adjustable in steps no greater than 0.

Both of these sections are clarified and streamlined for use by owners and third-party rating systems. Individuals will adjust the bedding so as to suit individual preferences.

Elevated air speed may be used to offset an increase in the azhrae temperature and the mean radiant temperature by not more than 3. Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning Building engineering Heat transfer Architecture Architecture ashrad. Occupant Location in Area Place an “X” in the approximate place where you most often work. In general, people are more sensitive to asymmetric radiation caused by a warm ceiling than that caused by hot and cold vertical surfaces.

The criteria in Section 5. The people occupying a particular space at a particular time may happen to prefer a lower or a higher temperature level than shown in Figure 5.

It may be expressed in terms of several thermodynamic variables including vapor pressure, dew point temperature, and humidity ratio. Radiant asymmetry shall be measured at the.

Full text of “ASHRAE 55 “

Instructions and a form for commenting are provided with this draft. And it is also not 555-1992 when occupants wear clothing that is highly impermeable to moisture transport. General Requirements Use of this standard is specific to the space being considered and the occupants of that space.


And this equation is only valid aehrae the metabolic rate is between ahrae. For occupants engaged in near sedentary physical activity with metabolic rates between 1. Measuring time step should be no more than five minutes for air temperature, mean radiant temperature, and humidity, and no more than three minutes for the air speed. All of the building systems must be designed to maintain the occupied spaces at the indoor conditions specified by one of the described evaluation methods at design conditions.

Howevermultiple locations around the body may be included to determine a better average.

Standard 55 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

For this model the standard provides a graph of acceptable indoor temperature limits at prevailing mean outdoor temperatures a mean of the daily mean outdoor temperatures of the previous 7—30 days.

This decrease may be offset by insulation provided by the chair.

ASHRAE Standard — offers a procedure for determining air speed and temperature variations in building spaces, and provides additional guidance for the measurement of mechanical equipment parameters. This variability takes ashrqe forms. The computer code in Appendix D is to be used with this standard.

For mechanically conditioned spaces, the PMV-based comfort zone has to be determined, which includes measuring and recording the metabolic activity and clothing insulation. The acceptable PMV range corresponding to a given class is determined from this table.

However, when occupants choose to turn off the elevated air speed, these criteria apply. Local air temperature is defined in the same way as the air temperature except that it refers to a single level e.