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Controls and Automation for Facilities Managers
Applications Engineering

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ISBN 9780849398728
Published June 23, 1998 by CRC Press
240 Pages

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Book Description

Building owners and managers expect fully automated and energy efficient operations, on line diagnostic of systems parameters to prevent failures, and on line diagnostic of problems prior to exposing occupants to deteriorating environmental conditions. A simple HVAC control is no longer acceptable by current standards.
Controls and Automation for Facilities Managers examines principles and applications of HVAC engineering, outlining information for design, development of operations, logic, systems diagnostics, and building of environmental conditions with reliability and minimum operating cost. The book moves from the principles of mechanical engineering (related to HVAC systems) through DDC applications engineering, thereby summarizing complex topics of electrical engineering for mechanical engineers.
Individual chapters:

  • Provide essential information on related mechanical (HVAC) engineering, controls strategies, and examples of basic algorithms for on line diagnostics
  • Guide (DDC) application engineers to a more thorough understanding of mechanical engineering disciplines (i.e., the psychrometric chart) as well as guide mechanical engineers to a more thorough understanding of DDC applications engineering (i.e., direct digital controllers and systems)
  • Outline information on current topics
    Discussions also include:
  • Indoor air quality - presenting material for facilities engineers as well as controls and consulting engineers
  • Utilities metering - describing the distribution of real time data over a network, including consumption, alarms, diagnostics, trends, and reports
  • On line problem diagnostics - outlining HVAC and environmental problems
    Controls and Automation for Facilities Managers serves as an exceptional guide for facilities managers and engineers, architects and consulting engineers, vendors and contractors, and other professionals in the design, application, and implementation of controls and automation systems for industrial, educational, institutional, and governmental facilities.
    This reference will enhance design, systems implementation, systems operation, and maintenance, effecting the ultimate goal of its readers - implementation of fully automated environmental control systems, trouble-free operation, and optimization of operating and maintenance cost.
  • Table of Contents

    Direct Digital Controllers and Systems
    Using the Psychrometric Chart
    Steam and Condesate Systems and Their Controls
    Hot Water Systems and Their Controls
    Air Handling Systems
    Mixed Air Control and Freeze Prevention
    Air Distribution Systems
    Indoor Air Quality
    Building Utilities Monitoring

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