Simulation of the climate system performance of a museum in case of failure events

A.W.M. Schijndel, van, W.J. Timmermans, H.L. Schellen

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Abstract

The paper presents the evaluation of the current HVAC components and indoor climate of a high tech Naval Depot in case of failure events. The methodology of the research was: First, implementation of the heat, air & moisture models of the building and HVAC components in SimuLink. Second, validation of the models using measured data from the present building control system. Third, simulation of the current and new HVAC systems designs. Fourth, discussion of the usability of the approach. For this specific case, it is concluded that the current system design performs well if in case of a fault, the air supply to the depots is switched off automatically. The construction of the depots contains sufficient thermal inertia to maintain a stable indoor climate for a longer period in which the system fault can be repaired. A further improvement of the design could be to control the indoor climate surrounding the depots instead of inside the depots itself. In this case, even if the system would not detect a fault and thus supplying uncontrolled air at the surroundings of the depot, the indoor climate in the depot would remain stable. Furthermore it is concluded that the approach presented in this paper appears to be wider applicable than this single case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings, Liege, December 11-13, 2006
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Pages1-17
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event7th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings (SSB 2006), December 11-13, 2006, Liège, Belgium - Liège, Belgium
Duration: 11 Dec 200613 Dec 2006

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings (SSB 2006), December 11-13, 2006, Liège, Belgium
Abbreviated titleSSB 2006
CountryBelgium
CityLiège
Period11/12/0613/12/06

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