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Overview

Unique in combining into one book, the operational and selection characteristics of commonly used control devices with the thermal and response characteristics of HVAC processes. It presents step-by-step techniques for analyzing the response of actual control loops along with typical calibration procedures. This volume helps readers develop analytical skills used to diagnose and rectify operational problems in any system by focusing on how and why a process responds in a given manner to changes in a measured variable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131251960
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 10/11/1996
  • Edition description: BK&DISK
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 514
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction to Control Theory 1
Ch. 1 Introduction to Control Systems 3
Ch. 2 Control System Terminology 19
Ch. 3 Basic Control Loop Components 35
Ch. 4 Control Loop Configurations 48
Ch. 5 Elements of a Transfer Function 63
Ch. 6 Applying Transfer Functions 77
Pt. 2 Operational Details of Control Devices 103
Ch. 7 Sensors 105
Ch. 8 Controllers 124
Ch. 9 Modulating Final Controlled Devices 151
Ch. 10 Sizing and Selecting Control Valves and Dampers 173
Ch. 11 Selecting a Controller Mode based on the Process Characteristics 197
Ch. 12 The Calibration and Response of Modulating Control Loops 215
Ch. 13 Microprocessor-Based Control Systems 238
Pt. 3 HVAC Applications 267
Ch. 14 Documenting Control Processes 269
Ch. 15 Mixing Damper Control Strategies 288
Ch. 16 Heating Control Strategies 307
Ch. 17 Cooling Control Strategies 325
Ch. 18 Humidity Control Strategies 337
Ch. 19 Duct Static Pressure Control 353
Ch. 20 Zone Terminal Device Control 370
Pt. 4 Application Response and Analysis 397
Ch. 21 Single Zone Air Handling Unit Configurations 399
Ch. 22 Single Path, Constant Volume, Multiple Zone Air Handling Units with Reheat Coils 413
Ch. 23 Single Path, Variable Volume, Multiple Zone Air Handling Units with Reheat Coils 430
Ch. 24 Dual Path, Constant Volume Air Handling Units 445
Ch. 25 Make-Up Air Handling Units 461
Ch. 26 Steam to Hot Water Converters 471
Ch. 27 Fume Hood Control Systems 479
Glossary 495
Index 505
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2002

    A valuable book for both technicians and engineers.

    As a mechanical engineer well trained in controls, but new to HVAC, I find this book remedial and simplisitic in its approach to control and instrument theory, but an excellent primer in how control applies specifically to HVAC. For a tradesman in the HVAC industry, the book would serve the opposite purpose being remedial in HVAC details, but an excellent primer in control theory. Therein is the value of this book: it provides a middle ground for understanding between the two sides of the industry and I would strongly recommend it to both.

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