This Handbook provides comprehensive technical information in a modular form to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) designers and practitioners, namely engineers, architects, contractors, and plant engineers. It is also a handy reference for students mastering the intricacies of the HVAC rudiments. Each chapter is self-contained to the extent possible and emphasis is placed on graphical and tabular presentations of data that are useful for easy understanding of fundamentals and solving problems of design, installation, and operation. This Handbook draws upon the material presented in the Handbook of Air Conditioning, Heating, and Ventilating, Third Edition, Industrial Press, which forms the basis of the presentation.
New topics and chapters have been introduced and previous information updated or rewritten. Examples using software solution tools have been added alongside traditional solutions using formulae from the handbook. The organization, however, remains, in the literal sense, a handbook. We gratefully acknowledge the contributors and editors of the aforementioned Handbook of Air Conditioning, Heating, and Ventilating, whose knowledge is embedded throughout the present book. We did not have the opportunity to meet any of them, but their written legacy has left an indelible imprint on the present work.
An important source of information is the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) repertoire of publications. ASHRAE serves as the authoritative, and occasionally the sole, source of up-to-date HVAC related data and analysis. We acknowledge their permission to use material from various publications, especially the latest ASHRAE Handbook series. ASHRAE Publications 1791 Tullie Circle, NE Atlanta, GA 30329 Web Site: www.ashrae.org We also acknowledge three corporations for supplying us with material for inclusion in the Handbook. We profusely thank Mr. Michael White of Bell & Gossett (an ITT Division), Mr. Kent Silveria and Mr.
Thomas Gorman of Trane Corporation, and Mr. Steven Boediarto of Preferred Utilities, for facilitating the acquisition of these materials. The Bell & Gossett corporation has graciously provided the ESP-PLUS software package to accompany the Handbook. This software, a $100 value, permits users to select components based on design or operating conditions. Bell & Gossett (ITT Fluid Handling) 8200 N. Austin Ave Morton Grove, IL 60053 Web Site: www.bellgossett.com The Trane corporation has generously allowed us to include their Trace Load 700 load calculation limited capability demonstration version software with the Handbook. Trane C.D.S. Department 3600 Pammel Creek Road La Crosse, WI 54601 Web Site: www.trane.com We are also grateful to the Preferred Utilities corporation for making available their publication on the topic of combustion analysis, and consenting to let us base our combustion chapter on it.
Preferred Utilities Mfg. Corp 31-35 South Street Danbury, CT 06810 Web Site: www.preferred-mfg.com We acknowledge the input of our good friend, colleague, and HVAC critic, Mr. Naji Raad, whose experience in the profession provided a critical review of the manuscript. We thank our editors at Industrial Press, Mr. Christopher McCauley and Mr. Riccardo Heald, for their editorial input and suggestions, for reading the manuscript as it developed, and keeping the project on track; and Janet Romano for her cover design and production assistance.
We acknowledge the effort of the many students at Polytechnic University who helped in researching for material, proofreading the manuscript, checking examples, and drawing figures. Those who deserve special recognition are Mr. Saurabh Shah and Mr. Christopher Bodenmiller for the graphics, Mr. Nayan Patel, Mr. Pranav Patel, and Mr. Prabodh Panindre for research, calculations, and proofing. Finally, we thank Kathleen McKenzie, freelance book editor, for her considerable contribution to this Handbook’s style, format and readability. Every effort has been made to prevent errors, but in a work of this scope it is inevitable that some may creep in. We request your forgiveness and will be grateful if you call any such errors to our attention by emailing them to [email protected] Ali Vedavarz, Sunil Kumar, Muhammed Iqbal Hussain New York City December 2006.
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