The first half of the book focuses on water chillers and the second half addresses cooling towers. In both sections, the author includes the following material:
This up-to-date book provides HVAC designers, building owners, operating and maintenance staff, architects, and mechanical contractors with definitive and practical guidance on the application, design, purchase, operation, and maintenance of water chillers and cooling towers. It offers helpful information for you to use on a daily basis, including checklists and troubleshooting guidelines.
Herbert W. Stanford III is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Maryland. In 1977, he founded the engineering consulting firm Stanford White, Inc. Since his semiretirement in 1998, he has taught short courses on building topics at several universities. A life member of the ASHRAE, Mr. Stanford actively focuses on HVAC systems, indoor environmental quality, and building operations and maintenance.
This book is a valuable resource for research students and academics of thermal energy and mechanical engineering, especially those focusing on defrosting for ASHP, heating, ventilation and energy efficiency, as well as engineers and professionals engaged in the development and management of heat pump machinery.Includes MATLAB codes that allow the reader to implement the knowledge they have acquired in their own simulations and projectsDiscusses experimental and numerical studies to provide a well-rounded analysis of technologies, methods and available systemsPresents techno-economic considerations and a look to the future
It contains two Appendices—Appendix C features 40 thermodynamic tables, while Appendix D provides 6 thermodynamic charts. These charts and tables are provided in a separate booklet to give instructors the flexibility of allowing students to bring the tables into exams.
This booklet is provided at no extra charge with new copies of Balmer's book. It may be purchased separately if needed.
Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Principles and Practice of Energy Efficient Design, Third Edition is structured to provide a rigorous and comprehensive technical foundation and coverage to all the various elements inherent in the design of energy efficient and green buildings. Along with numerous new and revised examples, design case studies, and homework problems, the third edition includes the HCB software along with its extensive website material, which contains a wealth of data to support design analysis and planning. Based around current codes and standards, the Third Edition explores the latest technologies that are central to design and operation of today’s buildings. It serves as an up-to-date technical resource for future designers, practitioners, and researchers wishing to acquire a firm scientific foundation for improving the design and performance of buildings and the comfort of their occupants. For engineering and architecture students in undergraduate/graduate classes, this comprehensive textbook:
Analysis and Design of Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems, Second Edition,provides a thorough and modern overview of HVAC for commercial and industrial buildings, emphasizing energy efficiency. This text combines coverage of heating and air conditioning systems design with detailed information on the latest controls technologies. It also addresses the art of HVAC design along with carefully explained scientific and technical content, reflecting the extensive experience of the authors. Modern HVAC topics are addressed, including sustainability, IAQ, water treatment and risk management, vibration and noise mitigation, and maintainability from a practical point of view.
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps, Fifth Edition,provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of refrigeration. Clear and comprehensive, it is suitable for both trainee and professional HVAC engineers, with a straightforward approach that also helps inexperienced readers gain a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. With its concise style and broad scope, the book covers most of the equipment and applications professionals will encounter. The simplicity of the descriptions helps users understand, specify, commission, use, and maintain these systems.
It is a must-have text for anyone who needs thorough, foundational information on refrigeration and air conditioning, but without textbook pedagogy. It includes detailed technicalities or product-specific information. New material to this edition includes the latest developments in refrigerants and lubricants, together with updated information on compressors, heat exchangers, liquid chillers, electronic expansion valves, controls, and cold storage. In addition, efficiency, environmental impact, split systems, retail refrigeration (supermarket systems and cold rooms), industrial systems, fans, air infiltration, and noise are also included.Full theoretical and practical treatment of current issues and trends in refrigeration and air conditioning technologyMeets the needs of industry practitioners and system designers who need a rigorous, but accessible reference to the latest developments in refrigeration and AC that is supported by coverage at a level not found in typical course textbooksNew edition features updated content on refrigerants, microchannel technology, noise, condensers, data centers, and electronic control