Handbook of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

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9780070681385: Handbook of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

This new handbook offers designers and operators of air conditioning and refrigeration systems everything they need to know in order to operate functioning, energy-efficient, and cost-effective systems. It takes a total systems approach to HVAC&R, which serves as a valuable alternative to other references in the field. By providing basic theoretical concepts of thermodynamics and properties of matter, practical data on the operating characteristics of a wide range of systems, and analytical tools, the "Handbook of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning" enables engineers to: accurately determine the capacity of various systems; select the most efficient system; and operate the system at minimum energy and cost. The "Handbook" emphasizes such new technologies as microprocessor-based direct digital controls - an integral part of all HVAC&R systems; off-peak systems, such as thermal storage and gas cooling; dessicant cooling; cold air distribution; adjustable frequency AC drives; and direct-fired two-stage absorption chiller-heaters. Included are data on the full- and part-load capacities of centrifugal refrigeration systems, as well as variable-air volume, fan-coil, ice storage, and water storage systems. In addition, the "Handbook" offers unique coverage of the principles of space air diffusion, duct sizing methods and various supply and relief fans. Numerous case studies and the more than 400 illustrations contribute to making the "Handbook of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning" a useful resource for every HVAC&R engineer.

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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.

Psychometrics
Indoor Design Conditions
Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS)
Basics
Load Calculations
Air Conditioning
Cycles
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
Cogeneration
Centrifugal Refrigeration Systems
Air Conditioning Systems
Energy Use
Index
Cost Estimation
Classification
Characteristics
System Selection
Commissioning Maintenance

About the Author:

Shan K. Wang, is 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 is the author of 11 books in the HVAC area.

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