vol/heure (renouvellement d'air)

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Preet Kunj, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Preet Kunj Senior Member


    What is the English equivalent of "vol" here. It is a technical document on ventilation and pressurization systems.

    Le débit d'air est 2.5 vol/ heure

    Thank you.
  2. oxymore64

    oxymore64 Senior Member

    Guayaquil, Équateur
    français - France
    Si c'est volume alors c'est vol.
  3. guillaumedemanzac

    guillaumedemanzac Senior Member

    English - Southern England Home Counties
    In ventilation it would be air-flow is 2.5 cu m. /hour. Vol. must mean volume but needs a full stop for the abbreviation; and what measure is a "volume" of air per hour?????? nonsensical - the measure must be in litres per hour/minute/second for water and cubic metres per hour for a gas or for air flow.
    Volume has no meaning as a measure of quantity unless the metre/litre is specified.
    Could be a typo but I don't see what it could be.
  4. wildan1

    wildan1 Moderando ma non troppo (French-English, CC Mod)

    I don't think 2.5 refers to a defined cubic measure here, but rather that the air flow provides for a change of all the air in the given space 2.5 times per hour.

    An air change rate of of 2.5 air changes per hour (ACH), or 2.5 ACH. (Le débit ou le taux de renouvellement d'air est de 2,5/h)

    Source: Here for English; here for French.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012
  5. oxymore64

    oxymore64 Senior Member

    Guayaquil, Équateur
    français - France

    Je ne pense pas que ce soit dénué de sens non plus. Si vol. est défini au préalable, il correspond bien à une quantité d'air exprimée en volume, voir ici.

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