Osbron K.G.
Bibliographic info:
ASHRAE 2004 Annual Meeting, Nashville June 2004, pp 1-10, 8 Fig., 6 Tab., 5 Ref.

This paper provides an overview of the benefits of plenum fans and a detailed discussion of some of the pitfalls. After covering some of the benefits leading to extensive use of plenum fans, included is a brief discussion of the major complaint expressed about plenum fans, which is that plenum
fans are less efficient than housed fans. Finally, the bulk of the paper covers problems that can result from poor design practices, sloppy construction, and careless handling.