ASHRAE 55-2004 PDF

Human Occupancy. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard Web site, http://www. , or in paper form from the Manager of Standards. The latest edition of . ANSI/ASHRAE Standard Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy is an .. 5 December ^ Jump up to: ASHRAE Standard 55 ( ). ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 3. It is intended that all of the criteria in this standard be applied together since comfort in the indoor environment is.

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The section sets provisions for increasing the upper air temperature limit at elevated air speeds above 0.

Interpretations for Standard 55-2004

There is a function to determine the representative clothing insulation at each segment. For satisfaction surveys, the thermal satisfaction scale shall end with choices: And this equation is 55-200 valid when the metabolic rate is between 1.

It also added a general satisfaction survey to section 7 intended to evaluate general thermal comfort in an occupied space, bringing the standard in line with current survey-based post-occupancy evaluation POE practices. One has to keep in mind that the results 55-2040 point-in-time surveys are only ashhrae during the time when the ashtae were solicited. First, one can estimate the clothing insulation from the table provided in section five. Indoor thermal comfort can be determined from the responses of the occupant survey.

A occupant-controlled naturally conditioned space is where the thermal conditions of the space are primarily regulated by occupant-controlled openings. The applicability of the cooling effect of air movement was expanded to apply to naturally conditioned spaces. For mechanically conditioned spaces, the PMV-based comfort zone has to be determined, which includes measuring ashrwe recording the metabolic activity and clothing insulation. The graph is valid for prevailing mean temperatures between 10— For this model the standard provides a graph of acceptable indoor temperature limits at prevailing mean outdoor temperatures a mean of the daily mean outdoor temperatures of the previous 7—30 days.

To evaluate the thermal comfort over a period of time in a mechanically conditioned space, the exceedance hours are the sum of all the hours when the absolute value of PMV is greater than 0.

As metabolic rates increase over 1. And it is also not valid when occupants wear clothing that is highly impermeable to moisture transport. In the standard included the following changes. It was first published inand since has been updated every three to six years.


Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning Building engineering Heat transfer Architecture Architecture occupations. For the first, it is not correct to use the average clothing insulation value to determine the desired thermal conditions for all occupants. The comfort zone boundaries must be adjusted to the air movements, and the zone conditions should be adjusted to avoid local thermal discomfort. In the standard was updated with more extensive information on measurement protocols and an expanded definitions section.

This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat In the standard underwent significant changes with the addition of two thermal comfort models: If the occupant is moving, it also affects the insulation value of clothing. Clothing insulation is the resistance to sensible heat transfer provided by a clothing ensemble ashra in units of clo, which is a unit to quantify the insulation provided by garments and clothing ensembles.

Retrieved 24 November The survey shall be distributed to the entire occupancy or representative part of the occupancy. Thus, it only provides an approximation of the clothing insulation value of a moving person. For a mechanically conditioned space at an instance in time, the PMV and SET model shall be used to establish the comfort zone, and the local thermal discomfort shall be evaluated against the limit posed this standard as well.

The heights need to be adjusted for standing persons. When such measurement is not feasible, this standard provides four methods to determine the clothing insulation. These are not part of the standard, but provide additional information about terms and methods asshrae within the standard, as well as a bibliography, and a description of the addenda incorporated from the previous version ashre the current version. Measuring time step should be no more than five minutes for air temperature, mean radiant temperature, and humidity, and no more than three minutes for the air speed.

Thermal comfort is the condition of mind that expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment and is assessed by subjective wshrae. All of the building systems must be designed to maintain the occupied spaces at the indoor conditions specified by one of the described evaluation methods at design conditions.

Interpretations for Standard

As for point-in-time surveys, the survey should be solicited during the time of occupancy, and the satisfaction scale ought to be continuous. Comfort zone refers to the combinations of air asrhae, mean radiant temperature trand humidity that are predicted to be an acceptable thermal environment at particular values of air speed, metabolic rate, and clothing insulation I cl [1].


The function line has four segments: Views Read Edit View history. When the duration of an activity is equal or less than one hour, one can use a time-weighted metabolic rate. So far, all the clothing insulation value can be used when the occupant is standing. Compliance is achieved if the conditions provide thermal neutrality, measured as falling between Radiant temperature asymmetry between ceiling and floor, and air and walls must be limited to reduce discomfort.

If the clothing ensemble in question reasonably matches the clothing ensemble in the table, the indicated value can be used. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Except sedentary activities, metabolic rate for all other activities is likely to have range of variation. Section 7 underwent major revisions for measuring thermal comfort in existing spaces including procedures for physical measurements and survey methods, and how to evaluate and report results.

To demonstrate compliance the following must be documented, where applicable. This table can be used together with the previous one, so that one can add or subtract the clothing ensemble from the clo value of each garment.

In the body of the standard was rewritten in mandatory language, with informative language moved from the body of the standard to informative appendices.

ASHRAE 55 – Wikipedia

The last major change concerns measuring air speed and air temperature experienced by the occupant, which now must be an average across three heights and over a period of time.

When the number is under 20, at least 16 must reply for the survey to make the survey representative. In order to achieve acceptable results, the standard also suggests the minimum equipment accuracy based the current industry standard.

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Accurate data from the measurement using thermal manikins 55-20004 acceptable. This is the energy produced from a unit skin surface area of an average person seated at rest.