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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Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
5600 MB Eindhoven
90 055 Lodz
30 239 Krakow
2610 Wilrijk (Antwerpen)