HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb (3rd Revised edition)

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb (3rd Revised edition)

By: Arthur A. Bell (author), W. Larsen Angel (author)Paperback

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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

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About Author

Arthur A. Bell, Jr., P.E., is a registered professional engineer and certified mechanical, plumbing, fire, and energy conservation code official in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with more than 31 years of experience in the design of HVAC systems. In addition, he has been involved in the design of plumbing systems, fire protection systems, and construction field engineering-mechanical systems. Mr. Bell is also the author of HVAC Design Portfolio, published by McGraw-Hill. W. Larsen Angel, P.E., LEED AP, is a registered professional engineer in the State of Maryland with more than 25 years of experience in the design of HVAC systems. In addition, he has been involved in the design of plumbing systems and electrical systems. Mr. Angel is also the author of HVAC Design Sourcebook, published by McGraw-Hill.


1. Introduction 2. Definitions 3. Equations 4. Conversion Factors 5. Cooling Load Rules of Thumb 6. Heating Load Rules of Thumb 7. Infiltration Rules of Thumb 8. Ventilation Rules of Thumb 9. Humidification Rules of Thumb 10. People/Occupancy Rules of Thumb 11. Lighting Rules of Thumb 12. Appliance/Equipment Rules of Thumb 13. Cooling Load Factors 14. Heating Load Factors 15. Design Conditions and Energy Conservation 16. HVAC System Selection Criteria 17. Air Distribution Systems 18. Piping Systems General 19. Hydronic (Water) Piping Systems 20. Glycol Piping Systems 21. Steam Piping Systems 22. Steam Condensate Piping Systems 23. AC Condensate Systems 24. Refrigerant Piping Systems 25. Air Handling Units 26. Fans 27. Pumps 28. Chillers 29. Cooling Towers and Condensers 30. Heat Exchangers 31. Boilers and Furnaces 32. Motors and Motor Controllers 33. Humidifiers 34. Filters 35. Insulation 36. Fire Stopping and Through-Penetration Systems 37. Makeup Water 38. Water Treatment and Chemical Feed Systems 39. Automatic Control and Building Automation Systems 40. Equipment Schedules 41. Equipment Manufacturers 42. Building Construction Business Fundamentals 43. Architectural, Structural and Electrical Information 44. Sound, Vibration, and Acoustics 45. Properties of Air 46. Properties of Water 47. Cleanroom Criteria 48. Wind Chill and Heat Index 49. Miscellaneous 50. General Notes 51. Designer's Checklist 52. Professional Societies and Trade Organizations 53. References and Design Manuals

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2016
  • ISBN13: 9780071829595
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 656
  • ID: 9780071829595
  • weight: 748
  • ISBN10: 0071829598
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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