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Friendly heating: confortable to people and compatible with conservation of art works preserved in churches

Objective

For protecting artworks in churches, or in historical buildings heated only at times, a heating system is proposed which is able to contain heated air just in the area where people stay. Warm air will be emitted from diffusers sited at the base of benches and will be then sucked out together with the moisture released by people by means of a low pressure operated by suction openings on the upper part of the benches. No leakage of air enriched with heat, moisture and dust, will be allowed from the seating area, and the artworks in proximity of walls will remain in conditions absolutely safe. The plant will be designed after knowledge of the local climate and will be planned with the help of simulation models. In order to verify the efficiency of this system, some surveys with tracers added to the warm air will check that warm air remains only in the seating area, without leakage. Field monitoring will be used as feedback to set-up the system.

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Coordinator

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Address
Via P. Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna
Italy
 

Participants (6)

EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2
5600 MB Eindhoven
 
FINNISH INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Finland
Address
Aapistie 1
90220 Oulu
 
FIRMA ZAJACZKOWSKA - KLODA SP. Z.O.O.
Poland
Address
Nawrot 36/13
90 055 Lodz
 
INSTITUTE OF CATALYSIS AND SURFACE CHEMISTRY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Ul. Niezapominajek 8
30 239 Krakow
 
MILANOPROGETTI SNC
Italy
Address
Corso Sempione 62
20154 Milano
 
UNIVERSITAIRE INSTELLING ANTWERPEN - UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk (Antwerpen)