Air Conditioning Engineering

5th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780750650748
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 18th December 2000
Page Count: 512


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Designed for students and professional engineers, the fifth edition of this classic text deals with fundamental science and design principles of air conditioning engineering systems. W P Jones is an acknowledged expert in the field, and he uses his experience as a lecturer to present the material in a logical and accessible manner, always introducing new techniques with the use of worked examples.

This new edition has been fully updated to take into account the latest developments in standards, legislation and technology. The book includes recent research on building energy management systems and the latest refrigerants. Each chapter contains many examples, exercises and further reading enabling the reader to expand their knowledge through additional research.

Key Features

·Keep up-to-date with the latest standards and technology ·Put theory into practice with examples and exercises plus information for further reading ·New edition includes recent research on building energy management systems and the latest refrigerants


Postgraduate and professional building services engineers.

Table of Contents

The need for air conditioning Fundamental properties of air and water vapour mixtures The psychrometry of air conditioning processes Comfort and inside design conditions Climate and outside design conditions The choice of supply design conditions Heat gains from solar and other sources Cooling load The fundamentals of vapour compression refrigeration Air cooler coils The rejection of heat from condensers and cooling towers Refrigeration plant Automatic controls Vapour absorption refrigeration Airflow in ducts and fan performance Ventilation and a decay equation Filtration * Index


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Reviews of previous editions 'W.P. Jones is an established authority.' Refrigeration & Air Conditioning '... written in a clear and meticulous style very much with the problems of the student in mind... very much appreciated by several generations as both a basic text and a reference volume.' International Journal of Ambient Energy