Laboratory Evaluation of Fan-Filter Units Aerodynamic and Energy Performance

Publication Type

Journal Article

Date Published

09/2004

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-54250

Abstract

The paper discusses the benefits of having a consistent testing method to characterize aerodynamic and energy performance of FFUs. It presents evaluation methods of laboratory-measured performance of ten relatively new, 1220 mm x 610 mm (or 4 ft x 2 ft) fan-filter units (FFUs), and includes results of a set of relevant metrics such as energy performance indices (EPI) based upon the sample FFUs tested. This paper concludes that there are variations in FFUs performance, and that using a consistent testing and evaluation method can generate compatible and comparable FFU performance information. The paper also suggests that benefits and opportunities exist for our method of testing FFU energy performance to be integrated in future recommended practices.

Journal

Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society

Volume

47

Year of Publication

2004

Short Title

Journal of the IEST

Pagination

5
116

Issue

1

ISSN

1557-2196