3D thermal climate monitoring in factory buildings

G. Posselt*, P. Booij, S. Thiede, J. Fransman, B. Driessen, C. Herrmann

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Guaranteeing defined conditions, such as the temperature levels inside the factory's building shell, is often important to produce high-quality products. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, as part of the technical building services, is energy intensive and accounts for a major share of the factory's energy demand. For an effective utilisation, the HVAC system control has to compensate time dependent variations of building-internal loads and demands as well as changing weather conditions that can cause local temperature differences. In this paper, a computational fluid dynamic model, coupled with a wireless sensor network, is presented that allows the estimation of the temperature and air flows at every position in the factory building, in real-time. This can then be used to improve control strategies of HVAC systems towards a more energy efficient and demand oriented climate conditioning within factory building shells.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-103
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2015 - Sidney, Australia
Duration: 7 Apr 20159 Apr 2015
Conference number: 22


  • Energy efficiency
  • Factory
  • Monitoring
  • HVAC
  • Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)
  • Computational fluid dynamic
  • Real-time

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