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Importance of Design Conditions for Sizing Air-Conditioning Plant

By N. Shaban, G. P. Maheshwari and R. K. Suri


Design conditions based on the meteorological data collected at two weather stations located less than 10 km away from each other within Kuwait City are presented for dry-bulb temperature (DBT) and web-bulb temperature (WBT) prioritization. The proposed design conditions specific to the location and the application are drastically different than currently used single design conditions for all application and locations. Cooling load estimates fro two building located in Kuwait have been analyzed for the proposed and the current design conditions to highlight over- or under-sizing the air-conditioning (A/C) plant capacity. Finally, a number of recommendations are made for architects and designers to use proper design conditions to ensure year-round comfort and energy conservation

Topics: design conditions, cooling capacity, cooling load
Publisher: Texas A&M University (
Year: 2000
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