Air Conditioning and Ventilation

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 MONEC-AC 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 the existing environmental controller as the control signal, replacing the measured temperature which was used as the control signal originally.

Perceived Temperature
The "perceived" temperature is the combination of the temperature and relative humidity (and wind chill as appropriate), and is a guide to how people feel in terms of being warm or cool.  A person generally may withstand higher temperatures at low humidity better than at high humidity when the evaporative heat loss mechanism (sweating) is inefficient in a highly humid environment. It is therefore useful to monitor the combined effect of temperature and humidity in the form of a single Perceived Temperature. Wind chill from fans or due to the the weather can also be taken into account as well.

Humidity is the amount of water vapour in the air. For many applications it may be described in terms of relative humidity (RH). Relative humidity is the amount of water vapour in the air compared with the amount of vapour needed to make the air saturate at the air's current temperature. For totally dry air RH = 0 % and for saturated air, RH = 100%.

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