The thermal performance of the underground airpipe air conditioning system constructed at the Non-Conventional Energy Research Institute, Ghosi has been studied. The heat exchanger is used in recirculation mode to aircondition eight rooms in a guest house at the Institute. The temperature and relative humidity of a conditioned and non-conditioned room are measured every two hours. The cooling potential of the system is estimated. It is observed that reasonably good thermal comfort conditions can be created in the building with such a system. The COP of the installed system is found to be 3.35.
An experimental study of summer performance of a recirculation type underground airpipe air conditioning system.
UK, Building and Environment, No 34, 1999, pp 189-196