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Measurement of infiltration in two residences part 1: technique and measured infiltration.

Bahnfleth D.R. Moseley T.D. Harris W.S., 1957
air infiltration | tracer gas | helium | house
Bibliographic info: ASHAE trans. vol 63 p439-452
Languages: English

Reports investigation of air infiltration in two residences using helium as a tracer gas. Describes the residences, instrumentation and test procedure. Gives results of decay rate of tracer gas and measured infiltration rates. Summarizes test conditions in tables of temperature, wind speed and direction, internal to external pressure differences and height of the neutral zone. Concludes that in houses with warm-air heating systems a single helium analyzing cell in the return air-stream would provide a satisfactory indication of house infiltration rate. Otherwise a single cell on each floor would be sufficient provided the room air was kept mixed.


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