* 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
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.
Table of Contents
Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to First Edition.
Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: Psychrometrics.
Chapter 3: Heat and Moisture Transfer through Building Envelope.
Chapter 4: Indoor and Outdoor Design Conditions.
Chapter 5: Energy Management and Control Systems.
Chapter 6: Load Calculations.
Chapter 7: Water Systems.
Chapter 8: Heating Systems, Furnaces, and Boilers.
Chapter 9: Refrigerants, Refrigeration Cycles, and Refrigeration.
Chapter 10: Refrigerants Systems: Components.
Chapter 11: Refrigeration Systems: Reciprocating, Rotary, Scroll, and Screw.
Chapter 12: Heat Pumps, Heat Recovery, Gas Cooling, and Cogeneration Systems.
Chapter 13: Refrigeration Systems: Centrifugal.
Chapter 14: Refrigeration Systems: Absorption.
Chapter 15: Air Systems: Components - Fans, Coils, Filters, and Humidifiers.
Chapter 16: Air Systems: Equipment - Air-Handling Units and Packaged.
Chapter 17: Air Systems: Air Duct Design.
Chapter 18: Air Systems: Space Air Diffusion.
Chapter 19: Sound Control.
Chapter 20: Air Systems: Basics and Constant-Volume Systems.
Chapter 21: Air Systems: Variable-Air-Volume Systems.
Chapter 22: Air Systems: VAV Systems - Fan Combination, System Pressure, and Smoke Control.
Chapter 23: Air Systems: Minimum Ventilation and VAV System Controls.
Chapter 24: Improving Indoor Air Quality.
Chapter 25: Energy Management and Global Warming.
Chapter 26: Air Conditioning Systems: System Classification, Selection, and Individual Systems.
Chapter 27: Air Conditioning Systems: Evaporate Cooling Systems and Evaporative Coolers.
Chapter 28: Air Conditioning Systems: Space Conditioning Systems.
Chapter 29: Air Conditioning Systems: Packaged Systems and Desiccant-Based Systems.
Chapter 30: Air Conditioning Systems: Central Systems and Clean-Room Systems.
Chapter 31: Air Conditioning Systems: Thermal Storage Systems.
Chapter 32: Commissioning and Maintenance.
Appendix A: Nomenclature and Abbreviations.
Appendix B: Pyschrometric Chart, Tables, and I-P Units to SI Units Conversion.