Air Conditioning System Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081011232, 9780081020913

Air Conditioning System Design

1st Edition

Editors: Roger Legg
eBook ISBN: 9780081020913
Paperback ISBN: 9780081011232
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 20th June 2017
Page Count: 440
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Air Conditioning System Design summarizes essential theory and then explains how the latest air conditioning technology operates. Load calculations, energy efficiency, and selection of technology are all explained in the context of air conditioning as a system, helping the reader fully consider the implications of design decisions.

Whether users need to figure out how to apply their mechanical engineering degree to an air conditioning design task or simply want to find out more about air conditioning technology for a research project, this book provides a perfect guide.

Key Features

  • Approaches air conditioning as a system, not just a collection of machines
  • Covers the essential theory on fluid flow and the latest in A/C technology in a very readable and easy-to-use style
  • Explains the significance of factors, such as climate and thermal comfort as A/C design considerations
  • Addresses design using a range of air conditioning technologies, such as evaporative cooling, VRF systems, psychromatic software, and dessicant dehumidification


Newly qualified engineers working in AC design systems, researchers from non-mechanical engineering backgrounds interested in AC

Table of Contents

1. Properties of Humid Air
2. Air Conditioning Processes
3. Indoor Design Conditions
4. Outdoor Design Conditions
5. Room Heat Gains, Air Diffusion, and Flow Rates
6. All-Air Systems
7. Unitary Systems
8. Chilled Beams and Radiant Ceiling Systems
9. Refrigeration and Heat Pump Systems
10. Humidifiers and Cooling Towers
11. Exhaust Air Heat Recovery
12. Air Filters
13. Fluid Flow: General Principles
14. Ducted Air Systems
15. Fans
16. Balancing Fluid Flow Systems
17. Control Dampers and Valves
18. Energy Consumption
19. Commissioning, Operation, and Maintenance


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About the Editor

Roger Legg

Roger Colby Legg spent 10 years as a design engineer, and then five years as a research engineer with the Hospital Engineering Research Unit, at Glasgow University. Roger lectured at the Institute of Environmental Engineering, South Bank University, London, for almost 30 years. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Strathclyde for his work on control dampers. Since his retirement he has spent much of his time working as a volunteer with refugees and asylum seekers in the London Borough of Bromley.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired, former design engineer, research engineer, and lecturer at London South Bank University

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