A chilled beam is an air distribution device with an integral coil that may be installed within a space in order to provide sensible cooling and heating.
Typically, there are two types of Chilled Beams system as described below:
// What are Chilled Beams
The active chilled beams contain the fin-and-tube heat exchanger which is generally suspended from the ceiling. The active chilled beams generally have the specified duct work providing the primary air to the pressurized plenum within the device which is discharged through the induction nozzles.
This induction process allows the active chilled beams to provide the sensible cooling, heating and ventilation air as required. Classrooms, Offices, Healthcare buildings are among the well-suited applications for Active Chilled Beams.
// Modeling the Chilled Beams in Cove.tool
- Go to the 'Baseline Energy' page.
- Select the 'Building System' Tab
- Select the 'Induction System' variation based on the project from 'System Type' drop down.
- Adjust other system factors like Heating System COP, Cooling System COP, Fan Flow Control Factor, Specific Fan Power, etc.