A loose-leaf handbook (228 pp) divided into seven chapters covering air change rate, interzonal airflow and building airtightness measurement techniques.
This guide is concerned with the measurement of those parameters which are important in gaining an understanding of air infiltration and ventilation. The guide has been designed so that the material suited to your particular level of interest or current expertise, is readily accessible.
The introduction provides a general overview of infiltration and ventilation in buildings. Ventilation studies are discussed and the aims of the guide outlined.
Chapter 1 defines the parameters which are important, presents the reasons why they should be measured, and gives a guide to the selection of techniques for particular applications. Summaries of the main techniques available are presented, which are cross referenced with the main body of the guide.
Chapter 2 presents the fundamental theory and practice of measuring air exchange rates. Air exchange between a building and the external environment is examined, as is the air exchange between the various internal spaces of a building.
Chapter 3 presents the fundamental theory and practice of measuring the airtightness of the building envelope. The airtightness of whole buildings and building components is considered. Leakage location and leakage path distribution is also examined.
Chapter 4 discusses some of the specialist equipment and instrumentation required to make air infiltration and ventilation measurements.
Chapter 5 examines standards and regulatory documents which relate to air exchange rate and airtightness measurement techniques.
Chapter 6 contains detailed descriptions of selected measurement techniques. To aid comparison and selection, each technique is presented in a standard format.
Chapter 7 contains descriptions of selected instruments and instrument types. Information is presented in a standard format to aid the location of specific details.
Appendix 1 is a glossary of terms used in the guide relating to air exchange and airtightness measurement techniques.