Fundamentals of HVAC Systems

SI Edition Hardbound Book


  • Robert McDowall

Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)systems 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 loaddetermination, and operating 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, andall-water systems.¿ The strategies for operating systems and their basic means of control.¿ Identifying the most suitable type of system for different types of application.
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Engineers entering the HVAC&R industry, including recent graduates and those from other sectors. Air-conditioning contractors, technicians, architects, constructiona and building management professionals


Book information

  • Published: December 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373998-8

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