2nd Edition

Combined Heating, Cooling & Power Handbook
Technologies & Applications, Second Edition



ISBN 9781466553347
Published July 18, 2012 by Fairmont Press
900 Pages

USD $270.00

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Book Description

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

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