1st Edition

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering





ISBN 9780367399177
Published September 5, 2019 by CRC Press

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Book Description

An air conditioning system consists of components and equipment arranged in sequential order to control and maintain an indoor environment. The goal is to provide a healthy and comfortable climate with acceptable air quality while being energy efficient and cost effective. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering covers all types of systems from institutional and commercial to residential.
The book supplies the basics of design, from selecting the optimum system and equipment to preparing the drawings and specifications. It discusses the four phases of preparing a project: gathering information, developing alternatives, evaluating alternatives, and selling the best solution. In addition, the author breaks down the responsibilities of the engineer, design documents, computer aided design, and government codes and standards.
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering provides you with an easy reference to all aspects of the topic. This resource addresses the most current areas of interest, such as computer-aided design and drafting, desiccant air conditioning and energy conservation. It is a thorough and convenient guide to air conditioning and refrigeration engineering.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Air-Conditioning
Air-Conditioning Systems
Air-Conditioning Project Development and Design
PSYCHROMETRICS
Moist Air
Humidity and Enthalpy
Moist Volume, Density, Specific Heat, and Dewpoint
Thermodynamic Wet Bulb Temperature
Psychometric Charts
AIR-CONDITIONING PROCESSES AND CYCLES
Air-Conditioning Processes
Space Conditioning, Sensible Cooling, and Sensible Heating Processes
Humidifying and Cooling and Dehumidifying Processes
Air-Conditioning Cycles and Operating Modes
REFRIGERANTS AND REFRIGERATION CYCLES
Refrigeration and Refrigeration Systems
Refrigerants, Cooling Mediums, and Absorbents
Classification of Refrigerants
Required Properties of Refrigerants
Ideal Single-Stage Vapor Compression Cycle
Coefficient of Performance of Refrigeration Cycle
Subcooling and Superheating
Refrigeration Cycle of Two-Stage Compound Systems with a Flush Cooler
Cascade System Characteristics
OUTDOOR DESIGN CONDITIONS AND INDOOR DESIGN CRITERIA
Outdoor Design Conditions
Indoor Design Criteria and Thermal Comfort
Indoor Temperature, Relative Humidity, and Air Velocity
Indoor Air Quality and Outdoor Ventilation Air Requirements
LOAD CALCULATIONS
Space Loads
Moisture Transfer in Building Envelope
Cooling Load Calculation Methodology
Conduction Heat Gains
Internal Heat Gains
Conversion of Heat Gains into Cooling Load by TFM
Heating Load
AIR HANDLING UNITS AND PACKAGED UNITS
Terminals and Air Handling Units
Packaged Units
Coils
Air Filters
Humidifiers
REFRIGERATION COMPONENTS AND EVAPORATIVE COOLERS
Refrigeration Compressors
Refrigeration Condensers
Evaporators and Refrigerant Flow Control Devices
Evaporative Coolers
WATER SYSTEMS
Types of Water Systems
Basics
Water Piping
Plant-Building Loop
Plant-Distribution-Building Loop
HEATING SYSTEMS
Types of Heating Systems
REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
Classification of Refrigerant Systems
THERMAL STORAGE SYSTEMS
Thermal Storage Systems and Off-Peak Air-Conditioning Systems
Ice-Storage Systems
Chilled-Water Storage Systems
AIR SYSTEM BASICS
Fan-Duct Systems
System Effect
Modulation of Air Systems
Fan Combinations in Air-Handling Units and Packaged Units
Fan Energy Use
Year-Round Operation and Economizers
Outdoor Ventilation Air Supply
ABSORPTION SYSTEMS
Double-Effect Direct-Fired Absorption Chillers
Absorption Cycles, Parallel-, Series-, and Reverse-Parallel Flow
AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS AND SELECTION
Basics in Classification
Individual Systems
Packaged Systems
Central Systems
Air-Conditioning System Selection
Comparison of Various Systems
Subsystems
Energy Conservation Recommendations
DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFICATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING
Introduction
Sorbents and Desiccants
Dehumidification
Liquid Spray Tower
Solid Packed Tower
Rotary Desiccant Dehumidifiers
Hybrid Cycles
Solid Desiccant Air-Conditioning
Conclusions
Appendix A: Properties of Gases and Vapors
Appendix B: Properties of Liquids
Appendix C: Properties of Solids
Appendix D: SI Units
Appendix E: Miscellaneous

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Editor(s)

Biography

Frank Kreith, Shan K. Wang,  Zalman Lavan , Paul Norton