Fundamentals of HVAC Systems – Robert McDowall – SI Edition


Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) are omnipresent in modern buildings. This book is an introduction to all those involved in the specification, design, manufacture, installation, operation or maintainance of these systems.The book explains:
. The objectives to be achieved by a system in terms of environmental control.
. The description of a system – including primary equipment, means of distribution, space and load
determination, and strategy.
. The basic function of components that form HVAC systems.
. The layout and functioning of common HVAC systems, including all-air systems, air-water systems, and
all-water systems.
. The strategies for operating and their basic means of control.
. Identifying the most suitable type of system for different types of application.

* Air-conditioning is a major growth industry, this introduction to how operate and how to select, design and operate them effectively
* Endorsed by, and developed with ASHRAE, the leading body and recognised technical experts
* Provides a thorough introduction to how HVAC function in controlling temperature, air quality, and air circulation in a controlled space.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to HVAC. Introduction to HVAC Systems. Thermal Comfort. Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality. Zones. Single Zone Air Handlers and Unitary Equipment. Multiple Zone Air Systems. Hydronic Systems. Hydronic System Architecture. Central Plants. Controls. Energy Conservation Measures. Special Applications

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