Air Conditioning and
Humidity can be misleading.
By using Perceived
Temperature to control the environment, comfort levels are
improved, people feel good.and energy consumption is reduced.
When it comes to monitoring climate conditions for people the new
will provides enhanced automated decision making capabilities to
control the environment.
MONEC-AC is integrated into existing control systems. The unit
takes in signals from existing multiple sensors, using special
software built on intelligent decision platform technology, calculates
the temperature people (in a working or living environment) "perceive",
taking into account the impact of humidity. Output from
MONEC-AC, is the "Perceived" Temperature, which is fed back to
existing environmental controller as the control signal, replacing the
measured temperature which was used as the control signal originally.
The "perceived" temperature is the combination of the
and relative humidity (and wind chill as appropriate), and is a guide
how people feel in terms of being warm or cool. A person
may withstand higher temperatures at low humidity better than at high
when the evaporative heat loss mechanism (sweating) is inefficient in a
highly humid environment. It is therefore useful to monitor the
effect of temperature and humidity in the form of a single Perceived
Wind chill from fans or due to the the weather can also be taken into
Humidity is the amount of water vapour in the air. For many
it may be described in terms of relative humidity (RH). Relative
is the amount of water vapour in the air compared with the amount of
needed to make the air saturate at the air's current temperature. For
dry air RH = 0 % and for saturated air, RH = 100%.