ASHRAE 55-1992 PDF

ASHRAE 55-1992 PDF


May 17, 2020

(Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard ). Thermal. Environmental. Conditions for. Human Occupancy. Approved by the ASHRAE Standards Committee. See Appendix I for approval dates by the ASHRAE Standards Committee, the ASHRAE an ASHRAE Standard may be purchased from the ASHRAE Web site . This standard is in close agreement with ISO Standards and Page 1 ANSI/ASHRAE Standard R Public Review Draft Table of Contents 1.

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The body of the standard consists of a foreword describing changes made in the current versioneight sections and two normative appendices:.

This table can be used together with the previous one, so that one can add or subtract the clothing ensemble from ashras clo value of each garment. The range of activities of different individuals in the space and the environmental conditions required for those activities should be considered in applying this standard.

Standard 55 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

This standard is intended primarily for these conditions. That is, both temperatures increase by the same amount with respect to the starting point. For occupant-controlled naturally conditioned spaces, the measured results shall be check with the comfort zone established by adaptive model.

The total allowable excursions can include such circumstance. If these requirements are met and the environmental conditions inside the building fall within the indicated ranges, then compliance is achieved. If the criteria are not met for some occupants, then those occupants must be identified.

This decrease may be offset by insulation provided by the chair. The requirements in this section correspond to Class B thermal environments, defined in Table 5. If occupancy distribution cannot be estimated, then the measurement locations shall be as follows: Steady state shall require the trended variable remain within a specified range without cycling.

Turbulence intensity is measured in the same period by calculating the ratio of the standard deviation for the period to the average air speed. This approximation is an equation that relates the clothing insulation with the metabolic rate.

Examples include different clothing style preferences for men and women, and offices where managers are expected to wear suits while other staff members may work in shirtsleeves. Non— uniformity is addressed in Section 5. It is spatially and temporally averaged in the same manner as air temperature. Three methods for estimating clothing insulation are presented.


Because of this variability, accurate estimates of clothing insulation for an active person are not available unless measurements are made for the specific clothing under the conditions in question e. Radiant temperature asymmetry between ceiling and floor, and air and walls must be limited to reduce discomfort.

Because of differences in metabolic rates between individuals and the resultant differences in response to the environmentactual operating building temperatures cannot be specified in this standard. No humidity or air speed limits are required when this option is used. When the mean radiant temperature is low and the air temperature is high, elevated air speed is less effective at increasing heat loss. Instruments with not sufficiently short time constant can be used to measure average speed but not turbulence intensity.

Interpretation for Standard 55-1981 and 55-1992

For metabolic rates less than or equal to 1. For example, the clothing insulation for a person wearing Ensemble 3 from Table Bl sitting in an executive chair is 0. A complete clothing ensemble may be defined using a combination of the garments listed in Table B2. Elevated air speed may be used to offset an increase in the 55-19992 temperature and the mean radiant temperature by not more than 3.

The insulation provided by clothing can be determined by a variety of means and if accurate data are available from other sources, such as measurement with thermal manikins, those data may be used.

The surface area of asrhae average person is 1. Howevermultiple locations around the body may be included to determine a 55-9192 average.

The standard has a separate method for determining acceptable thermal conditions in occupant-controlled naturally conditioned spaces. This handbook chapter provides additional information for estimating and measuring activity levels.

Floor temperature is the surface temperature of the floor when it is in contact with the occupant’s shoes. This verification shall include trending variables for at least one occupied cycle during each seasonal condition. Specific limits in the adjustment of manual controls shall be stated. Where necessary, specific seasonal settings of manual controls should be stated, as also major system changeover that is required to be performed by 55-192 professional service agency shall be identified.

One can also take into account the posture of the occupants. While this concern is beyond the scope of this standard, moisture on surfaces can lead to biological contamination and damage to building components. In the body of the standard was rewritten in mandatory language, with informative language moved from the body of the standard to informative appendices. Assumed electrical load for lighting and equipment in occupied spaces including diversity considerations used in Wshrae load calculations should be documented, along with any other significant thermal and moisture loads assumed in HVAC load calculations and any other assumptions upon which HVAC and control design is based.


The criteria adhrae in Section 5. The limits for radiant temperature asymmetry are specified in Table 5. Adaptive model is a model that relates indoor design temperatures or acceptable temperature ranges to outdoor meteorological or climatological parameters. 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.

In the first form, different individuals wear different clothing due to factors that are not related to thermal conditions, and the second form is opposite.

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In the first form, different individuals wear different clothing due to factors unrelated to the thermal conditions. Allowable mean air speed as a function of air wshrae and turbulence intensity for Class A and Class B thermal environments.

Evaluation of the Thermal Environment. The user of this standard must specify the class of thermal comfort. If the ensemble in question matches reasonably well with one of the ensembles in this table, then the indicated value of I cl should be used. Rather, the building shall be operated in such a manner that the majority of occupants consider the temperature setpoints to be acceptable, and that the building systems can maintain those setpoints within the tolerances specified in the design.

For thermal comfort—this is the standard. It also corresponds to a humidity ratio of 0. Generally, the evaluation of comfort in existing buildings can be performed from two perspectives: