ASTM E1554/E1554M - 13(2018) - Standard Test Methods for Determining Air Leakage of Air Distribution Systems by Fan Pressurization

ASTM E1554/E1554M - 13(2018)

Standard Test Methods for Determining Air Leakage of Air Distribution Systems by Fan Pressurization

Status : Current   Published : July 2018

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1.1 The test methods included in this standard are applicable to the air distribution systems in low-rise residential and commercial buildings.

1.2 These test methods cover four techniques for measuring the air leakage of air distribution systems. The techniques use air flow and pressure measurements to determine the leakage characteristics.

1.3 The test methods for two of the techniques also specify the auxiliary measurements needed to characterize the magnitude of the distribution system air leakage during normal operation.

1.4 A test method for the total recirculating air flow induced by the system blower is included so that the air distribution system leakage can be normalized as is often required for energy calculations.

1.5 The proper use of these test methods requires knowledge of the principles of air flow and pressure measurements.

1.6 Three of these test methods are intended to produce a measure of the air leakage from the air distribution system to outside. The other test method measures total air leakage including air leaks to inside conditioned space.

1.7 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

1.8  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Section 7.

1.9  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.




Standard NumberASTM E1554/E1554M - 13(2018)
TitleStandard Test Methods for Determining Air Leakage of Air Distribution Systems by Fan Pressurization
StatusCurrent
Publication Date01 July 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors air distribution, air leakage, distribution system, ducts, field method
ICS23.100.50
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages12
File Size278 KB
Price£45.00


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