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Commissioning to Meet Space Qualification Criteria vs. Energy Consumption Optimization Focused Commissioning
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In many cases, the commissioning process is driven by space quality criteria rather than by energy consumption and optimization criteria. This is especially true for the HVAC systems serving clean rooms in the semi-conductor and pharmaceuticals industry. Experience has shown that commissioning targeted at meeting space qualification requirements alone may not necessarily result in an energy efficient delivery system. On the other hand, commissioning that is focused on meeting the space qualification requirements in as efficient a manner as possible will result in success in both areas. This paper will focus on a case study of a make-up air handling system where space-quality-focused commissioning resulted in some very significant energy consumption problems.
Sellers, D.; Irvine, L. (2001). Commissioning to Meet Space Qualification Criteria vs. Energy Consumption Optimization Focused Commissioning. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from