HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, Third Edition (Mechanical Engineering)
Publish Date: 2015-12-21
Author: Arthur Bell;W. Larsen Angel
âTricks of the Tradeâ For State-of-the-Art HVAC Design on Construction Jobs of Any Size!
This fully revised, industry-standard handbook presents a wealth of HVAC design information encompassing all types of facilitiesâfrom offices and hospitals to commercial spaces and computer rooms. Written in an outline format for ease of use, this practical reference offers hundreds of field-tested equations and rules of thumb and features all-new coverage of the latest building components and materials. HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, Third Edition, reflects all the latest changes to the codes and standards used in the industryâincluding ASHRAE, ICC, NEC, and NFPAâand clearly shows how to interpret and put them to use.
This thoroughly updated third edition covers: â¢ Definitions â¢ Equations â¢ Rules of Thumb for Cooling, Heating, Infiltration, Ventilation, Humidification,Â People/Occupancy, Lighting, and Appliance/Equipment â¢ Cooling and Heating Load Factors â¢ Design Conditions and Energy Conservation â¢ HVAC System Selection Criteria â¢ Air Distribution Systems â¢ Piping Systems, Including Plastic Piping â¢ Central Plant Equipment (Air-Handling Units, Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Heat Exchangers) â¢ Sustainability Guidelines â¢ New Technologies for HVAC â¢ Noise and Vibration Control â¢ Architectural, Structural, and Electrical Considerations â¢ Properties of Air and Water â¢ Auxiliary Equipment (Fans, Pumps, Motors, Controllers, Variable-Frequency Drives, Filters, Insulation, Fire-Stopping) â¢ Automatic Temperature Controls/Building Automation Systems â¢ Building Construction Business Fundamentals â¢ Architectural, Structural, and Electrical Information â¢ Conversion Factors â¢ Designer's Checklist â¢ Professional Societies and Trade Organizations â¢ References and Design Manuals â¢ Cleanroom Criteria and Standards