Guideline in jeopardy: observations on the application of the ASHRAE chapter on climate control in museums

Bart Ankersmit, Marc H.L. Stappers, Rick Kramer

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Abstract

This paper provides the climate specifications of several museums in the Netherlands that have been renovated. These climate specifications developed in the last two decades are very similar, and hence demonstrate that not much has changed in 20 years. Since the use of the climate classes presented by ASHRAE often plays a major role in developing climate specifications in Dutch museums, an analysis was made of its pros and cons. Issues concerning the use of the ASHRAE table are presented: the table is used as a list, the meaning of short fluctuations is unclear, and translating the numbers to a control algorithm is troublesome. An alternative table is presented for temperature and relative humidity specifications to overcome these issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalStudies in Conservation
Volume63
Issue numberS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • ASHRAE
  • climate control
  • climate guideline
  • climate specifications
  • indoor climate

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