Thermal sensation and comfort with different task conditioning systems

Hideyuki Amai, Shinichi Tanabe, Takashi Akimoto, Takeshi Genma

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    Abstract

    Subjective experiments with task conditioning systems, 3DU+, PEM, TU, and RCU were conducted to investigate the effect of three different types of Task air-conditioning systems on thermal comfort in a climate chamber. The chamber was conditioned at 28 °C/50%RH with task systems and 26 °C/50%RH without them. Under the condition with the task conditioning systems, the average rating of comfort sensation was between comfortable (0) and slightly uncomfortable (-1). For males it was between -0.5 and -0.7 and for females between -0.3 and -0.4. This was equal to or even better than that in condition without task system. It was found that these systems were effective in providing thermal comfort. The parts to which subjects wanted to diffuse air were different for each system. However, the individual control of task conditioning system contributed to create the preferred environment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3955-3964
    Number of pages10
    JournalBuilding and Environment
    Volume42
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec

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    Keywords

    • Subjective experiments
    • Task air conditioning systems
    • Thermal comfort

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    • Geography, Planning and Development

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    Thermal sensation and comfort with different task conditioning systems. / Amai, Hideyuki; Tanabe, Shinichi; Akimoto, Takashi; Genma, Takeshi.

    In: Building and Environment, Vol. 42, No. 12, 12.2007, p. 3955-3964.

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    Amai, Hideyuki ; Tanabe, Shinichi ; Akimoto, Takashi ; Genma, Takeshi. / Thermal sensation and comfort with different task conditioning systems. In: Building and Environment. 2007 ; Vol. 42, No. 12. pp. 3955-3964.
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