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ASHRAE gets into apps

Calculating building ventilation rates is now possible using an iPhone application. The American Society of He...

July 5, 2010   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Calculating building ventilation rates is now possible using an iPhone application. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed an application designed specifically for an interactive calculation spreadsheet related to its 62.1 ventilation standard.
Developed for Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the ASHRAE Standard 62.1 app performs the outdoor air calculations found in the Ventilation Rate Procedure and the interactive 62MZCalc spreadsheets contained in the ASHRAE User’s Manual for Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.
Jim Fields, volunteer head of ASHRAE’s publishing activities, is quoted in a press release as saying: “As a leader in the advancement of the latest HVAC&R technology, it’s only right that we utilize the latest smart phone technology. This new application ensures that engineers in the field have instant access to the most accurate information without having to return to their office to perform calculations.”
The ASHRAE 62.1 app can also be used to determine 62.1 compliance of simple ventilation systems (single zone, 100 percent outdoor-air and changeover-bypass VAV) as well as more complex ventilation systems (single-path, multiple zone recirculating) and can operate in both IP and metric units. Developed for ASHRAE by Carmel Software Corp, the ASHRAE 62.1 app sells for US $19.99 and has free upgrades. Visit www.ashrae.org


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