Understanding the Dehumidification Performance of Air-Conditioning Equipment at Part-Load Conditions

  title={Understanding the Dehumidification Performance of Air-Conditioning Equipment at Part-Load Conditions},
  author={Don B. Shirey and Hugh Henderson and Richard A. Raustad},
Cooling coils provide both sensible cooling and moisture removal. Data from field test studies have demonstrated that the moisture removal capacity of a cooling coil degrades at part-load conditions, especially when the supply air fan operates continuously. Degradation occurs because moisture that condenses on the coil surfaces during the cooling on cycle evaporates back into air stream when the coil is off. This paper presents initial laboratory and field results that characterize the part… 

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