## A department store expects to have 225 customers and 20 employees at peak times in summer. Determine the contribution of people to the total

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A department store expects to have 225 customers and 20 employees at peak times in summer. Determine the contribution of people to the total cooling load of the store. The average rate of heat generation from people doing light work is 115 W, and 70% of it is in sensible form.

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5 months 2021-08-14T15:15:55+00:00 1 Answers 31 views 0

The  contribution of people to the cooling load of the store is 19722.5 W

Explanation:

Total amount of customers = 225

Total amount of employees = 20

Total amount of people in the store at that instant n = 245 people

Average rate of heat generation Q = 115 W

percentage of these heat generated that is sensible heat = 70%

Sensible heat raises the surrounding temperature. Latent heat only causes a change of state.

The total heat generated by all the people in the store = n x Q

==> 245 x 115 = 28175 W

but only 70% of this heat is sensible heat that raises the temperature of the store, therefore, the contribution of people to the cooling load of the store = 70% of 28175 W

==> 0.7 x 28175 = 19722.5 W