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Re-Commissioning of the CAMET HVAC System: A Successful Case Study
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Commissioning is a unique opportunity, for all partners concerned, to learn a lot about the real behavior of a HVAC system. It has to start from comfort and health requirements in occupancy zones, and going back to the plant through the whole air conditioning system. Focus is given here to the so-called “recommissioning” and the proposed principles are illustrated by reference to a specific case study: the “CAMET” building. The "CA-MET" is a new ministry office building, designed for an occupancy of about 1000 people and located in the city of Namur, in Belgium. The building is cooled, thanks to a VAV/CAV system. Heating is provided independently by a classical hydronic radiator system. By lack of time, here as usually, the HVAC initial commissioning was done in a hurry And, as soon as starting his job, the manager received a fair amount of complaints from the building occupants. The building was selected as a "good" case study to illustrate the work developed in the frame of the IEA-ECBCS "annex 40" project This paper is presenting the methodology used in the first re-commissioning phase, some examples of results and also some general recommendations.
Andre, P.; Cuevas, C.; Lacote, P.; Lebrun, J. (2003). Re-Commissioning of the CAMET HVAC System: A Successful Case Study. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from