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Static pressure in Air Handling Unit

  1. Aug 28, 2013 #1
    what will happen if static pressure in supply duct is higher than the fan compartment in AHU?? or vice-versa
    thanks
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2013 #2

    russ_watters

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    I'm not very clear on what you are asking. What exactly do you mean by "fan compartment"? Do you mean a discharge plenum? (Note: not all fans have a discharge plenum.) The static pressure in the supply duct cannot be higher than in a discharge plenum. It isn't physically possible as per Bernoulli's principle. The static pressure in the discharge plenum will always be higher than in the supply duct.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2013 #3
    what i mean is, the static pressure for hot return air ( red colour arrow) and the static pressure for cold supply air ( blue colour) in the AHU as shown in the picture. What is the effect if the static pressure for blue colour arrow is greater than red colour arrow and vice-versa?
    thank for reply.
     

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  5. Aug 28, 2013 #4

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    The two are not related to each other, so there is no effect. But it is typical for the return static to be lower (in absolute value) than the supply static because of downstream control and distribution devices in the supply duct.
     
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