AHU


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

air-handling unit; packaged fan equipment

An assembly of air-conditioning components (such as fans, cooling coils, filters, humidifiers, and dampers) integrated into a self-contained package and often installed as a single unit, which is connected to system of metal ductwork that distributes the conditioned air.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Annual monetary savings from the reduced usage of chilled water and steam by the AHU cooling/heating has been determined with the help of FY16 campus energy rates.
The most significant impact on AHU manufacturers from the new UL 1995, fifth edition, standard will be the need to perform an additional irradiance test on their equipment using a qualified Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
This is expected to boost the market of AHUs across the globe.
8, the impact of the AHU on the air will be evaluated and compared to experimental data of the energy impact on the NZEH.
Working in occupied buildings also necessitates minimising disruption to the occupants and flow of work and a well-planned AHU refurbishment can easily overcome this problem as the work can be carried out in phases outside normal working hours.
The method of varying AHU fan speed to maintain the most open VAV air damper at 85% to 95% open is frequently employed (Trane 1991) and is known to save considerable fan power compared to constant-speed operation.
Zone heat demand was much larger than the AHU heating coil demand, and the cause will be present in all hospitals.
Additionally about 1,000 CFM of outside air is required for the data center and dedicated 100% ventilation AHU supplies this air.
Both factors increase ductwork and AHU contamination.
For a built-up commercial AHU, its main function is to deliver the proper amount of conditioned air to building spaces via an air distribution system, and each component serves a unique purpose (e.
The OA AHU (AHU2) provides 100% conditioned outside air for the required ventilation for indoor air quality requirements to the zones' fan-powered terminal units under the control of room occupancy sensors.
The objectives of this study are to: (1) identify the proper simulation program and develop a full scale dynamic AHU and building zone system model that has the capability to produce fault free operational data; (2) identify a proper test facility and gather experimental and/or field data to validate the developed system model; and (3) develop a validation strategy and validate the developed AHU model (reported in Li et al.