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Air flow restriction

  1. Nov 29, 2014 #1
    At work we have a shed in full sun. Windows were cut in it to allow airflow. Louvers were installed to keep the rain out. However the sheet metal guys did a HUGE overkill on designing the louvers. I want to propose to my boss to remove half of the louvers so that we can get decent air flow again.

    Before I do, I would like a performance test. With all louvers and with half of the louvers. How can I do a performance test?


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    http://www.onmysoapboxx.com/wp-content/uploads/louvers.zip [Broken]

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  3. Nov 29, 2014 #2


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    Attach a ducted fan to the back of the louver and measure the airflow and pressure drop.

    But is this a custom or factory made louver? If factory made, the factory will provide its performance.
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