Load calculations of radiant cooling systems for sizing the plant

Eleftherios Bourdakis, Ongun Berk Kazanci, Bjarne W. Olesen

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The aim of this study was, by using a building simulation software, to prove that a radiant cooling system should not be sized based on the maximum cooling load but at a lower value. For that reason six radiant cooling models were simulated with two control principles using 100%, 70% and 50% of the maximum cooling load. It was concluded that all tested systems were able to provide an acceptable thermal environment even when the 50% of the maximum cooling load was used. From all the simulated systems the one that performed the best under both control principles was the ESCS ceiling system. Finally it was proved that ventilation systems should be sized based on the maximum cooling load.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Pages (from-to)2639-2644
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2015) - Torino, Italy
Duration: 14 Jun 201517 Jun 2015
Conference number: 6


Conference6th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2015)
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© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license


  • Radiant cooling systems
  • TABS
  • ESCS
  • Thermal environment
  • Cooling plant
  • Sizing
  • High temperature cooling

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