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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering

1st Edition

Edited by Frank Kreith, Shan K. Wang, Paul Norton

CRC Press

280 pages

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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

About the Authors/Editors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical