Handbook of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration / Edition 2

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A handbook that provides practical and updated material on air conditioning and refrigeration systems, produced by an author with over 50 years experience as a practicing engineer under his belt.

Whether you’re an HVAC or mechanical engineer, technician, or student, providing an effective controlled environment through air conditioning and refrigeration technology is now within reach. This guide provides you with all the answers on AC and refrigeration systems—from designing and selection to operation and maintenance. This book provides:

*Design information

*HVAC data, standards, and guidelines

*A system-wide approach

*Use of computers and controllers in AC and refrigeration systems

*Chapters ranging from management and control systems to system selection, commissioning, and maintenance.

So don’t waste valuable time searching through numerous resources. Here you get it all — the latest in technological advances in air conditioning and refrigeration—in one unique volume.

Indoor Design Conditions
Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS)
Load Calculations
Air Conditioning
Air Flow
Air System Components
Fans, Filters, Coils, and Humidifier
Air System Equipment
Air-Handling Unit Packaged Units
Air Duct Design
Space Air Diffusion
Sound Control
Basics Operating Modes Outdoor Ventilation
Air and Smoke Control
Air Volume (VAV) Systems
Water and Heating Systems
Refrigerant Cycles
Refrigeration System Components
Reciprocating, Scroll, Rotary, and Screw Refrigeration Systems
Heat Pump Systems
Centrifugal Refrigeration Systems
Air Conditioning Systems
Energy Use
Cost Estimation
System Selection
Commissioning Maintenance

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Editorial Reviews

Air conditioning, aka HVAC&R (heating, ventilating, air ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration), was developed in the 1900s, and now contributes to one sixth of US energy usage, to the depletion of the ozone layer, and to the reality of global warming. This handbook (updated from the 1994 edition) includes developments in HVAC&R as they pertain to the design of energy-efficient systems. These relate to improvements in indoor air quality, in microprocessor-based energy management and control systems for medium-size or large projects with generic controls in graphical display, monitoring, trending, totalization and numerous specific functional controls; and in updated technology, such as artificial intelligence, BACnet, computational fluid dynamics, reciprocating compressors, etc. Wang has over 50 years experience in the field, was senior lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic for 12 years, and now lives in the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070681675
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/17/2000
  • Series: Engineering Handbks.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1232
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 2.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Shan K. Wang was the former Deputy Director, Chief Engineer for the Institute of Air Conditioning in Beijing, China. With master’s degrees from both Harvard and MIT, and over 50 years in industry, he authored 11 books in the HVAC area.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1.1
2 Psychrometrics 2.1
3 Air Conditioning Processes and Cycles 3.1
4 Refrigeration Cycles and Refrigerants 4.1
5 Indoor Design Conditions and Indoor Air Quality 5.1
6 Heat and Moisture Transfer Through Building Envelopes 6.1
7 Load Calculations 7.1
8 Air Duct Design 8.1
9 Space Air Diffusion 9.1
10 Fans, Compressors, and Pumps 10.1
11 Humidifiers, Air Washers, and Cooling Towers 11.1
12 Coils, Evaporators, and Condensers 12.1
13 Evaporative Cooling and Evaporative Coolers 13.1
14 Heating Systems, Furnaces, and Boilers 14.1
15 Air Filtration, Air-Handling Units, and Packaged Units 15.1
16 Sound Control 16.1
17 Basics of Air Conditioning Control Systems 17.1
18 Energy Management Systems with Direct Digital Control 18.1
19 Air System Basics and Space Pressurization 19.1
20 Water Systems 20.1
21 Refrigeration Systems: Reciprocating and Screw Compression 21.1
22 Heat Pumps and Heat Recovery Systems 22.1
23 Refrigeration Systems: Centrifugal 23.1
24 Refrigeration Systems: Absorption 24.1
25 Thermal Storage and Desiccant Cooling 25.1
26 Air Systems: Constant-Volume and Fan-Coil 26.1
27 Air Systems: Variable-Air-Volume (VAV) 27.1
28 Energy Estimation, Gas Cooling and Cogeneration, and Smoke Control 28.1
29 Air Conditioning Systems: Packaged Systems 29.1
30 Air Conditioning Systems: Central Systems 30.1
31 Commissioning of HVAC&R Systems 31.1
32 The HVAC&R Engineer's Responsibility for Maintenance Program During the Design Stage 32.1
Appendix I: Nomenclature and Abbreviations I.2
Appendix II: Psychometric Chart, Properties of Air and Water, and Conversion of Units II.2
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