HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb, 2nd Ed.

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October 17, 2007


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0071482423 / 9780071482424


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Main description

The Latest Information and "Tricks of the Trade" for Achieving First-Rate HVAC Designs on Any Construction Job!

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb presents a wealth of state-of-the-art HVAC design information and guidance, ranging from air distribution to piping systems to plant equipment. This popular reference has now been fully updated to reflect the construction industry's new single body of codes and standards.

Featuring an outline format for ease of use, the Second Edition of this all-in-one sourcebook contains:

  • Updated HVAC codes and standards, including the 2006 International Building Code
  • Over 200 equations for everything from ductwork to air-handling systems
  • ASME and ASHRAE code specifications
  • Over 350 rules of thumb for cooling, heating, ventilation, and more
  • New material including: coverage of the new single body of construction codes now used throughout the country

Inside This Updated HVAC Design Guide

• Definitions • Equations • Rules of Thumb for Cooling, Heating, Infiltration, Ventilation, Humidification, People/Occupancy, Lighting, and Appliance/Equipment • Cooling Load Factors • Heating Load Factors • Design Conditions and Energy Conservation • HVAC System Selection Criteria • Air Distribution Systems • Piping Systems (General, Hydronic, Glycol, Steam, Steam Condensate, AC Condensate, Refrigerant) • Central Plant Equipment (Air-Handling Units, Chillers, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Heat Exchangers) • Auxiliary Equipment (Fans, Pumps, Motors, Controllers, Variable-Frequency Drives, Filters, Insulation, Fire Stopping) • Automatic Controls/Building Automation Systems • Equipment Schedules • Equipment Manufacturers • Building Construction Business Fundamentals • Architectural, Structural, and Electrical Information • Conversion Factors • Properties of Air and Water • Designer's Checklist • Professional Societies and Trade Organizations • References and Design Manuals • Cleanroom Criteria and Standards

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction
Part 2. Definitions
Part 3. Equations
Part 4. Conversion Factors
Part 5. Cooling Load Rules of Thumb
Part 6. Heating Load Rules of Thumb
Part 7. Infiltration Rules of Thumb
Part 8. Ventilation Rules of Thumb
Part 9. Humidification Rules of Thumb
Part 10. People/Occupancy Rules of Thumb
Part 11. Lighting Rules of Thumb
Part 12. Appliance/Equipment Rules of Thumb
Part 13. Cooling Load Factors
Part 14. Heating Load Factors
Part 15. Design Conditions and Energy Conservation
Part 16. HVAC System Selection Criteria
Part 17. Air Distribution Systems
Part 18. Piping Systems, General
Part 19. Hydronic (Water) Piping Systems
Part 20. Glycol Piping Systems
Part 21. Steam Piping Systems
Part 22. Steam Condensate Piping Systems
Part 23. AC Condensate Piping
Part 24. Refrigerant Piping Systems
Part 25. Air Handling Units
Part 26. Fans
Part 27. Pumps
Part 28. Chillers
Part 29. Cooling Towers and Condensers
Part 30. Heat Exchangers
Part 31. Boilers
Part 32. Motors and Motor Controllers
Part 33. Humidifiers
Part 34. Filters
Part 35. Insulation
Part 36. Fire Stopping and Through-Penetration Systems
Part 37. Makeup Water
Part 38. Water Treatment and Chemical Feed Systems
Part 39. Automatic Controls Building Automation Systems
Part 40. Equipment Schedules
Part 41. Equipment Manufacturers
Part 42. Building Construction Business Fundamentals
Part 43. Architectural, Structural, and Electrical Information
Part 44. Properties of Air
Part 45. Properties of Water
Part 46. Cleanroom Criteria
Part 47. Wind Chill and Heat Index
Part 48. Miscellaneous
Part 49. General Notes
Part 50. Designer's Checklist
Part 51. Professional Societies and Trade Organizations
Part 52. References and Design Manuals

Author comments

Arthur A. Bell Jr. is a registered professional engineer with more than 20 years' experience designing HVAC systems.

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