HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, Third Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-12-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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This comprehensive volume, often called the “HVAC bible,” has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest code changes, equipment, and techniques

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 3e offers all of the information an HVAC student or professional needs in one resource. The book thoroughly explains the expansion of piping systems and temperature limitations of new materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, CPVC, and PEX. Detailed information is included for all types of facilities, including offices, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, commercial spaces, and computer rooms.

This practical handbook reflects all the latest code changes—including the ASHRAE standards—and explains how to interpret and put them to use. It includes completely updated coverage of new pumps, chillers, air handling units, cooling equipment, boilers, and pipe material. You will get complete coverage of sustainability organizations that have become more important since last edition, including LEED, USGBC, Energy Star.

  • Features hundreds of equations and rules for everything from ductwork to air-handling systems
  • Includes a brand-new chapter on sound, vibration, and acoustics
  • Contains an updated list of equipment manufacturers for all products featured

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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