HVAC Air Duct Leakage Test Manual

HVAC Air Duct Leakage Test Manual

SMACNA

Description

This American National Standard, ANSI/SMACNA 016-2012, covers revised leakage criteria and builds on the proven methods for testing ductwork for air leaks from the first edition.

Contains updates to the expected leakage rates for ductwork constructed to the SMACNA HVAC Duct Construction Standards—Metal & Flexible, duct leakage test procedures, recommendations on use of leakage testing, types of test apparatus and test setup and sample leakage analysis.

Includes a new educational chapter for designers and specifiers, to aid in the specification and implementation of duct leakage and testing methods.

Details

Topic
Technical Manuals, HVAC Duct Construction Standards, Technical Standards
Media Type
Book
Publication Year
2012
Page Count
122
Edition
Second

Table of Contents

Half title
i
Title page
Sec1i
Copyright page
Sec1ii
FOREWORD
Sec1iii
HVAC AIR DUCT LEAKAGE TASK FORCE
Sec1iv
NOTICE TO USERSOF THIS PUBLICATION
Sec1v
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sec1vii
CHAPTER 1 FOR THE DESIGN PROFESSIONAL
Sec2xi
1.1 INTRODUCTION
1.1
1.2 SEAL CLASS REQUIREMENTS AND PREDICTED AIR LEAKAGE RATES
1.1
1.3 INFORMATION ON SPECIFICATIONS
1.1
CHAPTER 2 OVERVIEW
1.3
2.1 GENERAL APPLICATION
2.1
2.2 SEALING PROVISIONS
2.1
2.3 LEAKAGE FACTORS
2.1
2.4 DUCT CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION STANDARDS
2.1
2.5 DUCT SEALING COMMENTARY
2.3
CHAPTER 3 RESPONSIBILITIES
2.7
3.1 DESIGNER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
3.1
3.2 CONTRACTOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES
3.1
CHAPTER 4 GENERAL PROCEDURES
3.3
4.1 AIR DUCT LEAKAGE TESTING
4.1
CHAPTER 5 LEAKAGE CLASSIFICATION
4.5
5.1 DUCT LEAKAGECLASSIFICATIONS
5.1
CHAPTER 6 TEST APPARATUS
5.5
6.1 DUCT LEAKAGE TESTING APPARATUS
6.1
CHAPTER 7 TEST REPORTS
6.7
7.1 DUCT LEAKAGE TEST REPORT DETAILS
7.1
7.2 SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
7.1
7.3 TESTING SUB-SECTIONS
7.1
7.4 DUCT LEAKAGE REPORTING PROCEDURE
7.1
APPENDIX A
7.5
APPENDIX B
A.3
B.1 SAMPLE LEAKAGE ANALYSIS
B.1
B.2 SYSTEM LEAKAGE CLASSIFICATION ANALYSIS
B.1
B.3 LEAKAGE ANALYSIS
B.1
APPENDIX C
B.5
C.1 LEAKAGE RATE DETERMINATION
C.1
C.2 TEST PRESSURE DETERMINATION
C.1
APPENDIX D
C.3
D.1 SAMPLE PROJECTSPECIFICATION
D.1
APPENDIX E
D.3
APPENDIX F
E.3
F.1 UNDER FLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
F.1
APPENDIX G
F.3
APPENDIX H
G.3
APPENDIX I
H.3
APPENDIX J COMMENTARY ON FLOW CALCULATION FOR ORIFICE METERS
I.3
J.1 FLOW EQUATION DERIVATION
J.1
J.2 FLOWMETER ACCURACY
J.1
J.3 OVERALL METER LOSS
J.2
J.4 METER CAPACITY FOR TESTED DUCT SIZE
J.2
J.5 STANDARD AIR
J.3
J.6 OTHER LEAK TEST METHODS
J.4
APPENDIX K
J.5
K.1 FLOW COEFFICIENTS
K.1
APPENDIX L
K.3
APPENDIX M
L.3
APPENDIX N
M.3
APPENDIX O
N.3
O.1 REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION
O.1