Total Net Tonnage Required

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Total Net Tonnage Required

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Net Tons = (Qs + QL) / 12,000



 Net Tons        = The required net tonnage of the HVAC unit, Tons
 Qs                        = Total sensible heat gain on building, Btuh
 QL                        = Total latent heat gain on building, Btuh
 12,000                        = A constant, 12,000 Btuh/ton


Ref:        ASHRAE 1985 Fund. - Page 37.2


Note:  See the Percent Sensible Capacity topic for information about meeting both the sensible and latent loads with Recommended tons rather than net tons.