How Air Conditioning Work

Saturday, January 10, 2009

INTERNAL HEAT GAIN

1. People

Heat is generated within the human body by the process of metabolism.

The metabolic rate for women is about 85% and for children it is 75%.

The metabolic rate varies with the type of activity of the individual.

Design tables provide the sensible and latent heat generated per person.

Multiply the sensible and latent heat per person by the number of persons to get the sensible heat gain due to occupancy.

Equation for find people factor:
People : factor of sensible and latent heat x number of people x number of
hours

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