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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The vertical radiant asymmetry is with plane radiant temperatures in the upward and downward direction. General Thermal Comfort Check the one that is most appropriate 1. And this equation is only valid when the metabolic rate is between 1.

The first method of environment commissioning is to statically determine occupant satisfaction through the evaluation of survey results. A sitting posture results in a decreased thermal insulation due to compression of air layers in the clothing. Turbulence intensity is the ratio of the standard deviation of the airspeed with respect to time and the time— averaged airspeed.

Evaluation of the Thermal Environment 1. Section 7 underwent major revisions for measuring thermal comfort in existing spaces including procedures 551-992 physical measurements and survey methods, and how to evaluate and report results. The combinations of air speed and temperature defined by the lines 55-19992 this figure result in the same heat loss from the skin.

Place a check mark next to the articles of clothing that you are currently wearing as you fill out this sheet. Assumed electrical load for lighting and equipment in occupied spaces including diversity considerations used ashras HVAC load calculations should be documented, along with any other significant thermal and moisture loads assumed in HVAC load calculations and aashrae other assumptions upon which HVAC and control design is based.


If more than one comfort level is available for any zone sthey should be identified as A, B, C etc. Absolute humidity need only be determined at one location in each occupied room or HVAC controlled zone.

Interpretation for Standard 55-1981 and 55-1992

The criteria in Section 5. For example, the clothing insulation for a person wearing Ensemble 3 from Table Bl sitting in an executive chair is 0.

A temperature level should of course be selected to minimize the discomfort among the actual users 6. If desk— level furniture which is in place blocks the view of strong radiant sources and sinks, the measurements are to be taken above desktop level.

A rough estimate of the clothing insulation for an active person is: Users of this standard should use their judgement to match the activities being considered to comparable activities in the table. All informative background information has been moved to informative appendices.

It also corresponds to a humidity ratio of 0. Radiant asymmetry shall be measured at the. The limitations of the system to control the environment of the zone s should be stated in writing whether based on temperature, humidity, ventilation, time of week, time of day, or seasonal criteria. However, the conditions required for thermal comfort in spaces that are naturally conditioned are not necessarily the same as those conditions required for other indoor spaces.

Examples include different clothing style preferences for men and women, and offices where managers are expected to wear suits while other staff members may work in shirtsleeves. It is not ashare to be a measurement specification.


Full text of “ASHRAE 55 “

Non— uniformity is addressed in Section 5. When no measurement of turbulence intensity is required, the time constant of the device used to measure air speed is allowed to be longer. Ashra 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.

Local discomfort caused by warm and cool floors The limits for floor temperature are specified in Table 5. The overall space supplied by the system should be shown in a plan view layout, with individual zones within it identified. Again, the method of trending must be included with this submission if it has not been provided prior to commissioning for approval.

If occupancy distribution cannot be estimated, then the measurement locations shall asheae as follows: Table B3 shows the net effect on clothing insulation for typical indoor clothing ensembles that results from sitting in a chair. In the body of the standard was rewritten in mandatory language, with informative language moved from the body of the standard to informative appendices.

Turbulence intensity may also be expressed in percent [i. Sahrae is the difference between maximum and minimum operative temperatures measured during the same cycle divided by the elapsed time, in minutes: The allowable differences in air temperature from the ankle level to the head level may be determined from Table 5.