HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, Third Edition
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"Tricks of the Trade" 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 facilities-from 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 industry-including ASHRAE, ICC, NEC, and NFPA-and clearly shows how to interpret and put them to use. This thoroughly updated third edition covers:
* Definitions
* Equations
* Rules of Thumb for Cooling, Heating, Infiltration, Ventilation, Humidification, People/Occupancy, Lighting, and Appliance/Equipment
* Cooling and Heating Load Factors
* Design Conditions and Energy Conservation
* HVAC System Selection Criteria
* Air Distribution Systems
* Piping Systems, Including Plastic Piping
* Central Plant Equipment (Air-Handling Units, Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Heat Exchangers)
* Sustainability Guidelines
* New Technologies for HVAC
* Noise and Vibration Control
* Architectural, Structural, and Electrical Considerations
* Properties of Air and Water
* Auxiliary Equipment (Fans, Pumps, Motors, Controllers, Variable-Frequency Drives, Filters, Insulation, Fire-Stopping)
* Automatic Temperature Controls/Building Automation Systems
* Building Construction Business Fundamentals
* Architectural, Structural, and Electrical Information
* Conversion Factors
* Designer's Checklist
* Professional Societies and Trade Organizations
* References and Design Manuals
* Cleanroom Criteria and Standards
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Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 155 x 229 x 33mm | 748g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 300 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0071829598
  • 9780071829595
  • 746,303

Table of contents

1.Introduction2.Definitions3.Equations4.Conversion Factors5.Cooling Load Rules of Thumb6.Heating Load Rules of Thumb7.Infiltration Rules of Thumb8.Ventilation Rules of Thumb9.Humidification Rules of Thumb10.People/Occupancy Rules of Thumb11.Lighting Rules of Thumb12.Appliance/Equipment Rules of Thumb13.Cooling Load Factors14.Heating Load Factors15.Design Conditions and Energy Conservation16.HVAC System Selection Criteria17.Air Distribution Systems18.Piping Systems General19.Hydronic (Water) Piping Systems20.Glycol Piping Systems21.Steam Piping Systems22.Steam Condensate Piping Systems23.AC Condensate Systems24.Refrigerant Piping Systems25.Air Handling Units26.Fans27.Pumps28.Chillers29.Cooling Towers and Condensers30.Heat Exchangers31.Boilers and Furnaces32.Motors and Motor Controllers33.Humidifiers34.Filters35.Insulation36.Fire Stopping and Through-Penetration Systems37.Makeup Water38.Water Treatment and Chemical Feed Systems39.Automatic Control and Building Automation Systems40.Equipment Schedules41.Equipment Manufacturers42.Building Construction Business Fundamentals43.Architectural, Structural and Electrical Information44.Sound, Vibration, and Acoustics45.Properties of Air46.Properties of Water47.Cleanroom Criteria48.Wind Chill and Heat Index49.Miscellaneous50.General Notes51.Designer's Checklist52.Professional Societies and Trade Organizations53.References and Design Manuals
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About Arthur A. Bell

Arthur A. Bell, Jr., is a registered professional engineer with more than 18 years' experience designing HVAC systems. Mr. Bell has also been involved in the design of plumbing systems, fire protection systems, and construction field engineering-mechanical systems. He has taught ASHRAE HVAC classes, as well as contractor training courses. A member of ASHRAE, ASPE, NFPA, AEI, and NSPE, he is a resident of Monaca, Pennsylvania.
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