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The use of inverter-driven jet-fans to reduce tunnel ventilation costs

The use of inverter-driven jet-fans to reduce tunnel ventilation costs

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Authors

  • I. Nakahori
  • T. Ato
  • K. Murakami
  • D. Araki
  • T. Kanatani
  • A. Vardy

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Original languageEnglish
Title13th International Symposium on Aerodynamics and Ventilation of Vehicle Tunnels
PublisherBHR Group
Publication date2009
Pages69-80
Number of pages12
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-185598108-9
StatePublished

Conference

Conference13th International Symposium on Aerodynamics and Ventilation of Vehicle Tunnels
CountryUnited States
CityNew Brunswick
Period13/05/0915/05/09
Internet addresshttp://www.bhrconferences.com/isavvt_13.aspx

Abstract

Modern, general purpose inverters have developed to a stage where they ean be used reliably and with very little maintenance in environments such as road tunnels. It is shown in this paper that their use to enable jet-fans to be operated at reduced speed could yield large cost savings and other benefits for tunnel operators and users. The potential cost savings arise primarily from greatly reduced power demand and arc therefore beneficial from a global warming perspective as well as for tunnel operators. Greatest cost savings are shown to be achieved when all jet-fans in a tunnel arc operated at reduced speed instead of operating a smaller number at high speed. The methodology is validated through full-scale field tests. © BHR Group 2009.

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