Evaluation of the Climate Control Performance and Reliability of Active Display Cases

R.J.M. Lony, A.W.M. Schijndel, van, H.L. Schellen

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The study concerns the reliability of active display cases to be used at the Dutch Maritime Museum located in Amsterdam. The paper presents heat, air and moisture (HAM) models of display cases and the indoor climate of the zone surrounding them. Furthermore, data from measurements are provided for validation purposes. It is concluded that in case of failure of the climate system, responsible for the indoor climate surrounding the active display case, the climate inside the active display case will stay within the required limits for more than five hours during the winter and for more than half an hour during the summer. However, some undetected failure scenarios could be responsible for exceeding the required limits of the indoor climate inside the display case within five minutes. The latter shows the importance of the presence of reliable failure detection and handling system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-26
Number of pages12
JournalRestoration of Buildings and Monuments
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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