Duct Sealing in Large Buildings
This online engineering PDH course describes the importance of duct sealing with respect to saving energy in air delivery systems in commercial buildings. This course also explains that the duct sealing method analyzed in this report is technically viable; however, more work is needed to develop a practical cost effective methodology for this process.
Considerable research has been conducted on the leakage levels of various types of ducts and duct fittings. Electricity energy savings potential by eliminating air leakage from ducts in large commercial buildings is on the order of 10 kWh/m2 per year. The research discussed in this paper is based on two large commercial buildings, using a new technology that simultaneously seals duct leaks and measures effective leakage area of ducts.
This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers who design duct systems and write specifications for ductwork sealing in large commercial buildings.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- The importance of duct sealing to safe energy
- The practicality of using aerosol based duct sealants in commercial systems
- Issues related to researching duct sealing methods
- Effective leakage area evaluation criteria
- Aerosol concentration measurements
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in LBNL Publication, "Duct Sealing in Large Commercial Buildings with Aerosolized Sealant Particles", LBNL 42414.
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