Fire and smoke control dampers,
Takeoff neck for air terminal devices,
Air terminal devices, and
VAV Fan Selection. When selecting a fan for a VAV
system, check fan operating characteristics throughout the range
from minimum to maximum flow conditions operating conditions.
Fans should not be selected that will become unstable or
overloaded for any operating condition. Fan manufacturer shall
be AMCA certified. Refer to Appendix C for additional
Economizer Cycle. The economizer cycle provides
cooling without refrigeration using outdoor air when outdoor air
dry bulb temperature is below a predetermined temperature where
the total heat of outdoor air is likely to be lower than that of
the return air. Economics of the economizer cycle is
particularly attractive for facilities that have interior zones
requiring year around cooling or for facilities with internal
heat gains higher than heat losses through the envelope of the
building. The economizer cycle should only be used with approval
of the EFD or EFA. Refer to pars. 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, and 8.5 for the
recommended control sequence.
Terminal Equipment. Conditioned air is delivered to
the room through terminal equipment such as grills, registers,
ceiling diffusers, etc. To achieve appropriate air diffusion
within the room, the terminal equipment should provide:
Mixing of conditioned air with room air, and
effects within the room.
The scheme used to deliver conditioned air to the room
depends upon room size, geometry, exposures, and use patterns.
Outlet types include grills and diffusers mounted in or near the
ceiling and floor or low sidewall outlets. Outlet types should
be selected to adequately throw supply air across the room; to
provide good mixing to prevent drafts; to counter the buoyancy
effect of temperature differences; and to avoid obstructions such