Re-Tuning Training: Air-Side Economizer Operation
Re-tuning focuses on a number of commonly occurring operational problems in buildings. These guides, through examples, provide details on how to detect good (normal) and bad (abnormal) operations. The purpose of the air-side economizer control guide is to show, through use of examples of good and bad operation, how air-side economizers should be utilized and efficiently controlled. An air-side economizer is a duct/damper arrangement in an air-handling unit (AHU) along with automatic controls that allow an AHU to use outdoor-air to reduce or eliminate the need for mechanical cooling.