Latent cooling load is a measure of the amount of energy that is necessary to dehumidify the air in a building, for example, regardless of the outdoor humidity. Cooling load needs to be considered when a cooling system is being dimensioned.
Latent cooling load refers to the wet bulb temperature. It specifies the cooling capacity a cooling system needs to be able to dehumidify a building to a desired humidity, even when external factors that create humidity are calculated in.
Factors that influence humidity include:
- Different forms for equipment
- Outside air entering through doors, windows, etc.