Heating Systems, Plant and Control / Edition 1

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In many climates buildings are unable to provide comfort conditions for year-round occupancy without the benefit of a heating system, and most HVAC engineers will routinely be involved with issues concerning the design, installation and performance of such systems. Furthermore, in temperate climates, heating of buildings accounts for a large slice of annual carbon emissions. The design of heating systems for maximum efficiency and minimum carbon emission is therefore now a matter of prime concern to all HVAC engineers.

The book provides an up-to-date review of the design, engineering and control of modern heating systems. Part A deals with heat generating plant. While this concentrates on conventional and condensing boilers, small-scale combined heat and power systems and heat pumps are also discussed. Part B deals with heat emitters, pipe circuits and variable-speed pumping, hot water service, optimum plant size and the vital issues of plant and system control, including sequence control of multiple boilers. Techniques for managing the energy use and running costs of heating systems are also discussed.

The authors have brought together over a half-century of combined experience covering all aspects of the building services Industry to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive text that is both technically rigorous yet highly practical. This makes the book equally relevant to the busy HVAC engineer looking for a handy practical reference, the student looking to build on their basic knowledge or the researcher interested in key issues of heating system design and performance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632059379
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Day BEng (Hons), PhD, CEng, MCIBSE, MInstE is aSenior Lecturer at South Bank University where he is coursedirector of the MSc in Building Services Engineering. Hespecializes in evaluating energy use in buildings and also lecturesin the wider context of energy and the environment. He haspublished a number of papers on building energy analysis, as wellas the development of renewable energy systems. Before enteringacademia he was a Chief Engineer at a London hospital.

Martin Ratcliffe BSc (Hons), CEng, MCIBSE has beeninvolved in building services for more than 25 years, working as asenior mechanical engineer at a large international consultancyand, for the last 14 years, Senior Lecturer and course director forBuilding Services at South Bank University. In this last role hehas concentrated on teaching the holistic design of mechanicalservices with emphasis on performance and energy consumption andhas been involved with recent CIBSE and BSRIA designguides.

Keith Shepherd BEng (Hons), MSc is a building servicesconsultant. A graduate of the Institute of EnvironmentalEngineering at London’s South Bank Polytechnic, where hegained first class honours in environmental engineering, he wasawarded a Master of Science degree by research from UMIST. Authorof a book VAV Air Conditioning Systems (also published byBlackwell) and several papers, his 22 years’ experience ofbuilding services encompasses design, project management, research,lecturing, estimating and quantity surveying.

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Table of Contents


Part A. Heat Generation.

Boilers and Burners.

Types of Boiler and Their Needs.

Alternative Means of Heat Generation.


Part B. Systems and Control.

Room Heat Emitters.

Heating Circuits.

Hot Water Services.

Sizing Central Boiler Plant.

Matching Output to Demand.

Energy Consumption of Heating Systems.


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