A feasibility study of a ventilated beam system in the hot and humid climate: a case-study approach

Risto Kosonen, Freddie Tan

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Abstract

The applications of ventilated beam systems in the hot and humid climate are limited. The main reason is the high risk of condensation. A case-study measurement was conducted in a typical office building in Singapore to investigate the feasibility of a ventilated beam system in the Tropics. The results show that the condensation in the beam system is possible to prevent and to reach dry cooling if infiltration is minimized, supply airflow rate is sufficient to extract humidity of people and tuning of the automation system has conducted probably.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1164-1173
Number of pages10
JournalBuilding and Environment
Volume40
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Ventilated beams
  • Air–water systems
  • Humidity control
  • Hot and humid climate

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