7.5.3.19 IfcCooledBeam

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A cooled beam (or chilled beam) is a device typically used to cool air by circulating a fluid such as chilled water through exposed finned tubes above a space. Typically mounted overhead near or within a ceiling, the cooled beam uses convection to cool the space below it by acting as a heat sink for the naturally rising warm air of the space. Once cooled, the air naturally drops back to the floor where the cycle begins again.

HISTORY  New entity in IFC4

Common Use Definitions

The following concepts are inherited at supertypes:

 Instance diagram

Object Typing

The Object Typing concept applies to this entity as shown in Table 477.
Type
IfcCooledBeamType
IfcDistributionFlowElementType
IfcDistributionElementType

Table 477 — IfcCooledBeam Object Typing



Property Sets for Objects

The Property Sets for Objects concept applies to this entity as shown in Table 478.
PredefinedTypeName
 Pset_CooledBeamPHistory
ACTIVEPset_CooledBeamPHistoryActive
ACTIVEPset_CooledBeamTypeActive
 Pset_CooledBeamTypeCommon
 Pset_SoundGeneration
 Pset_ElectricalDeviceCommon
 Pset_Condition
 Pset_EnvironmentalImpactIndicators
 Pset_EnvironmentalImpactValues
 Pset_ManufacturerOccurrence
 Pset_ManufacturerTypeInformation
 Pset_PackingInstructions
 Pset_ServiceLife
 Pset_Warranty

Table 478 — IfcCooledBeam Property Sets for Objects



Quantity Sets

The Quantity Sets concept applies to this entity as shown in Table 479.
Name
Qto_CooledBeamBaseQuantities

Table 479 — IfcCooledBeam Quantity Sets



Material Constituents

The Material Constituents concept applies to this entity as shown in Table 480.
NameDescription
CasingMaterial from which the casing is constructed.

Table 480 — IfcCooledBeam Material Constituents



Port Nesting

The Port Nesting concept applies to this entity as shown in Table 481.
PredefinedTypeNameFlowTypeDescription
 ChilledWaterInSINKCHILLEDWATERChilled water entering.
 ChilledWaterOutSOURCECHILLEDWATERChilled water leaving.

Table 481 — IfcCooledBeam Port Nesting




XSD Specification:

 <xs:element name="IfcCooledBeam" type="ifc:IfcCooledBeam" substitutionGroup="ifc:IfcEnergyConversionDevice" nillable="true"/>
 <xs:complexType name="IfcCooledBeam">
  <xs:complexContent>
   <xs:extension base="ifc:IfcEnergyConversionDevice">
    <xs:attribute name="PredefinedType" type="ifc:IfcCooledBeamTypeEnum" use="optional"/>
   </xs:extension>
  </xs:complexContent>
 </xs:complexType>

EXPRESS Specification:

ENTITY IfcCooledBeam
SUBTYPE OF IfcEnergyConversionDevice;
PredefinedType : OPTIONAL IfcCooledBeamTypeEnum;
WHERE
CorrectPredefinedType : NOT(EXISTS(PredefinedType)) OR (PredefinedType <> IfcCooledBeamTypeEnum.USERDEFINED) OR ((PredefinedType = IfcCooledBeamTypeEnum.USERDEFINED) AND EXISTS (SELF\IfcObject.ObjectType));
CorrectTypeAssigned : (SIZEOF(IsTypedBy) = 0) OR ('IFCHVACDOMAIN.IFCCOOLEDBEAMTYPE' IN TYPEOF(SELF\IfcObject.IsTypedBy[1].RelatingType));
END_ENTITY;

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Formal Propositions:

CorrectPredefinedType : Either the PredefinedType attribute is unset (e.g. because an IfcCooledBeamType is associated), or the inherited attribute ObjectType shall be provided, if the PredefinedType is set to USERDEFINED.
CorrectTypeAssigned : Either there is no cooled beam type object associated, i.e. the IsTypedBy inverse relationship is not provided, or the associated type object has to be of type IfcCooledBeamType.

Inheritance Graph:

ENTITY IfcCooledBeam
ENTITY IfcRoot
GlobalId : IfcGloballyUniqueId;
OwnerHistory : OPTIONAL IfcOwnerHistory;
Name : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
Description : OPTIONAL IfcText;
ENTITY IfcObjectDefinition
INVERSE
HasAssignments : SET OF IfcRelAssigns FOR RelatedObjects;
Nests : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelNests FOR RelatedObjects;
IsNestedBy : SET OF IfcRelNests FOR RelatingObject;
HasContext : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelDeclares FOR RelatedDefinitions;
IsDecomposedBy : SET OF IfcRelAggregates FOR RelatingObject;
Decomposes : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelAggregates FOR RelatedObjects;
HasAssociations : SET OF IfcRelAssociates FOR RelatedObjects;
ENTITY IfcObject
ObjectType : OPTIONAL IfcLabel;
INVERSE
IsDeclaredBy : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelDefinesByObject FOR RelatedObjects;
Declares : SET OF IfcRelDefinesByObject FOR RelatingObject;
IsTypedBy : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelDefinesByType FOR RelatedObjects;
IsDefinedBy : SET OF IfcRelDefinesByProperties FOR RelatedObjects;
ENTITY IfcProduct
ObjectPlacement : OPTIONAL IfcObjectPlacement;
Representation : OPTIONAL IfcProductRepresentation;
INVERSE
ReferencedBy : SET OF IfcRelAssignsToProduct FOR RelatingProduct;
ENTITY IfcElement
Tag : OPTIONAL IfcIdentifier;
INVERSE
FillsVoids : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelFillsElement FOR RelatedBuildingElement;
ConnectedTo : SET OF IfcRelConnectsElements FOR RelatingElement;
IsInterferedByElements : SET OF IfcRelInterferesElements FOR RelatedElement;
InterferesElements : SET OF IfcRelInterferesElements FOR RelatingElement;
HasProjections : SET OF IfcRelProjectsElement FOR RelatingElement;
ReferencedInStructures : SET OF IfcRelReferencedInSpatialStructure FOR RelatedElements;
HasOpenings : SET OF IfcRelVoidsElement FOR RelatingBuildingElement;
IsConnectionRealization : SET OF IfcRelConnectsWithRealizingElements FOR RealizingElements;
ProvidesBoundaries : SET OF IfcRelSpaceBoundary FOR RelatedBuildingElement;
ConnectedFrom : SET OF IfcRelConnectsElements FOR RelatedElement;
ContainedInStructure : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelContainedInSpatialStructure FOR RelatedElements;
ENTITY IfcDistributionElement
INVERSE
HasPorts : SET OF IfcRelConnectsPortToElement FOR RelatedElement;
ENTITY IfcDistributionFlowElement
INVERSE
HasControlElements : SET [0:1] OF IfcRelFlowControlElements FOR RelatingFlowElement;
ENTITY IfcEnergyConversionDevice
ENTITY IfcCooledBeam
PredefinedType : OPTIONAL IfcCooledBeamTypeEnum;
END_ENTITY;

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