Handbook of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration / Edition 2

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* A broad range of disciplines—energy conservation and air quality issues, construction and design, and the manufacture of temperature-sensitive products and materials—is covered in this comprehensive handbook

* Provide essential, up-to-date HVAC data, codes, standards, and guidelines, all conveniently located in one volume

* A definitive reference source on the design, selection and operation of A/C and refrigeration systems

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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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