Combined Heating, Cooling & Power Handbook: Technologies & Applications, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Combined Heating, Cooling & Power Handbook

Technologies & Applications, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Neil Petchers

Fairmont Press

900 pages

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Hardback: 9781466553347
pub: 2012-07-18
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Completely revised, this second edition of a bestseller explores the latest technology advancements and the many changes and developments in the utility and environmental regulation areas. It includes new information on the state of deregulation and market pricing as well as discussion of smart grid and other emerging programs. The environmental sections reflect the current emphasis on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon management, updates to CAAA regulations and timelines and the latest developments in the use and control of refrigerants.

Table of Contents

THEORY AND TECHNOLOGY

Optimizing Heat and Power Resources

Heat and Power Resources Overview

Expressing Power Cycle Performance

Localized vs. Central Station Power Generation

Selection of Power Generation Systems

Thermal Technologies

Heating Value and Combustion of Fuel

Properties and Value of Steam

Boilers

Heat Recovery

Prime Mover Technologies

Reciprocating Engines

Combustion Gas Turbines

Steam Turbines

Combined and Steam Injection Cycles

Controlling Prime Movers

Renewable and Alternative Power Technologies

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Considerations

Air Pollution Regulatory Programs

Air Permitting Process

Emissions Control Measures

Refrigerants and the CFC Issue

Utility Industry and Energy Rates

Natural Gas Industry Overview

Electric Industry Overview

Utility Rate Structures

Utility Bill Analysis

APPLICATIONS

Localized Electric Generation

Localized Electric Generation Applications Overview

Electricity

Electric Generators

Generator Driver Applications and Selection

Electric Generator Switchgear and Controls

Interconnecting Electric Generators

Mechanical Drive Services

Mechanical Drive Applications Overview

Air Compressors

Pumps

Fans

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Refrigeration Cycles and Performance Ratings

Psychrometrics

Heat Extraction-Evaporators, Chilled Water, Economizer and Thermal Storage

Heat Rejection-Condensers, Cooling Towers, Heat Pumps and Heat Recovery

Vapor Compression-Cycle Systems

Absorption Cooling Systems

Desiccant Dehumidification Technologies

ANALYSIS AND IMPLEMENTATION

Integrated Approach to Energy Resource Optimization Projects

Integrated Approach Overview

Technical Analysis

Evaluating Project Financial Potential

Project Contracting and Financing Options

Program Implementation and Operation

Appendix: Conversion Tables

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
TEC005050
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
TEC031020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical