Cheong K W
Bibliographic info:
Building and Environment, No 36, 2001, pp 955-964, 10 figs, 4 tabs, 12 refs.

States that there are problems involved with the use of traditional instruments such as vane anemometers and pitot tubes when measuring airflow rates in HVAC systems in order to balance air distribution. Suggests that the simple and useful tracer gas techniques that are commonly used for ventilation measurements in buildings can be a suitable alternative. Describes a preliminary study intended to determine the viability and accuracy of the tracer gas technique. A good correlation between the airflow rates measured by using a pitot tube and tracer technique was found. Describes the advantages of tracer gas technique over other methods.