An Experimental Facility for Investigation into the Control and Monitoring of Energy Consumption of VAV and CAV Air Conditioning Systems

  • Soon Ai-Kwang
  • Ahmadul Ameen


This paper discusses the background, objectives and features of the environmental chamber built at Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore for conducting research in the area of air conditioning. In particular, it highlights the application of computers in controlling the operation and monitoring the performances of the prototype variable-air-volume (VAV) and constant-air-volume (CAV) air distribution systems built inside a partitioned environmental chamber.


Environmental Chamber Life Cycle Cost Analysis Commercial Premise Room Thermostat Alloy Coated Steel Sheet 
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© Kogan Page Ltd. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Soon Ai-Kwang
    • 1
  • Ahmadul Ameen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical Production EngineeringNanyang Technological InstituteSingapore

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