Development and Testing of a Prototype Tool for HVAC Control System Commissioning

TitleDevelopment and Testing of a Prototype Tool for HVAC Control System Commissioning
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsHaves, Philip, D.R. Jorgensen, Tim I. Salsbury, and Arthur L. Dexter
Conference NameASHRAE Transactions
Volume102
Edition1
Conference LocationAtlanta, GA
Other NumbersPaper no. AT-96-1-1
Keywordsair conditioning, automatic, commissioning, controls, prototypes, testing, year 1996
Abstract

Describes a set of automated tests for use in commissioning the controls associated with coils and mixing boxes in air-handling units. The test procedures were developed using a computer simulation of an office building air conditioning system and were verified by manual testing in real buildings. A prototype automated commissioning system was then evaluated in blind tests on a large air conditioning test rig. Concludes that automated commissioning has the potential to reduce the cost and increase the thoroughness of HVAC controls commissioning. A prototype commissioning tool is under development based on the described approach.