ASHRAE 55-1992 PDF

(Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard ). Thermal. Environmental. Conditions for. Human Occupancy. Approved by the ASHRAE Standards Committee. See Appendix I for approval dates by the ASHRAE Standards Committee, the ASHRAE an ASHRAE Standard may be purchased from the ASHRAE Web site . This standard is in close agreement with ISO Standards and Page 1 ANSI/ASHRAE Standard R Public Review Draft Table of Contents 1.

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Exceedance hour is the number of occupied hours within a defined time period in which the environmental conditions in an occupied space are outside the comfort zone.

The second is to technically establish comfort conditions through the analysis of environment variables. Retrieved 5 December Class A is used when it is desired to adhere to higher than typical comfort standards and Class C is used when it is desired to relax the typical comfort standards. Place a check mark next to the articles of clothing that you are currently wearing as you fill out this sheet. If the occupant is moving, it also affects the insulation value of clothing.

For near sedentary activities where the metabolic rate is approximately 1. The user of this standard must specify the class. The radiant asymmetry is determined at the waist level, 0. Examples include different clothing style preferences for men and women, and offices where managers are expected to wear suits while other staff members may work in shirtsleeves. It also added a general satisfaction survey to section 7 intended to evaluate general thermal comfort in an occupied space, bringing the standard in line with current survey-based post-occupancy evaluation POE practices.

This standard is in close agreement with ISO Standards and These data may be used to adjust clothing insulation calculated using any of the above methods. The standard addresses the four primary environmental factors temperaturethermal radiationhumidityand air speed and two personal factors activity and clothing that affect thermal comfort.


ASHRAE 55 1992

This handbook chapter provides additional information for estimating and measuring ashraw levels. Local thermal discomfort caused by vertical temperature differences.

The measurement locations should be where the occupants are expected to spend time in.

Non— uniformity is addressed in Section aashrae. The comfort zone is defined in terms of a range of operative temperatures that provides acceptable comfort or in terms of the combinations of air temperature and mean radiant temperature that provide acceptable comfort. It also corresponds to a humidity ratio of 0. General Thermal Comfort Check the one that is most appropriate 1. However, if there is reason to believe that local thermal discomfort is a problem, the criteria in section 5.

Indoor thermal comfort can be determined from the responses of the occupant survey. Section 7 specifies measurement requirements. The adjustments in Section 5.

Interpretation for Standard 55-1981 and 55-1992

The limitations of the system to control the environment of the zone s should be stated in writing whether based on temperature, humidity, ventilation, time of week, time of day, or seasonal criteria. General Requirements Use of this standard is specific to the space being considered and the occupants of that space. First, one can estimate the clothing insulation from the table provided in section five. If the resulting PMV value generated by the model is within the range allowed in Table 5.

In the first form, different asnrae wear different clothing due to factors unrelated to the thermal conditions. However, extensive laboratory and field data have been collected which provide the necessary statistical data to define conditions which a specified percentage of occupants will find thermally comfortable. In the standard included the following changes.


Such averaging ashrze not be applied when the period of variation is greater than one hour. Locations of all occupant adjustable controls should be identified, and each should be provided with a legend describing what zone s it controls and what function s it controls.

It is a single value for the entire body and may be considered a spatial average of the temperature of surfaces surrounding the occupant asgrae by their view factors with respect to the occupant. Because it is not possible to prescribe the metabolic rate of occupants, and because of variations in occupant clothing levels, operating set points for buildings cannot be practically mandated by this standard. The acceptable PMV range corresponding to a given class is determined from this ashrad.

Air speed required to offset increased temperature. See Appendix A for estimation of metabolic rates. Expressed in met units in this standard. This standard may also be used for evaluation of existing thermal environments in buildings, during experimental conditions and for development and testing of products.

Full text of “ASHRAE 55 “

Where necessary, specific seasonal settings of manual controls should be stated, as also major system changeover that is required to be performed by a professional service agency shall be identified. Radiant asymmetry shall be measured at the. The criteria in Section 5. In general, people are more sensitive to asymmetric radiation caused by a warm ceiling than that caused by hot and cold vertical surfaces. Environmental conditions required are, but again not limited to, the following: When the duration of an activity is equal or less than one hour, one can use a time-weighted metabolic rate.