2012 ASHRAE Handbook - Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems and Equipment (I-P Edition)

2012 ASHRAE Handbook - Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems and Equipment (I-P Edition)


This Handbook discusses various systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) they comprise, and describes features and differences. This information helps system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment. This edition includes a new Chapter 18, Variable-Refrigerant-Flow Systems, which describes these systems, their components, and applicable standards in detail, and includes a system design example and important guidance on costs, controls, and safety. This Handbook is a reference for engineers working in HVAC&R and for professionals in allied fields. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education.

Table of contents

Front Matter
• Preface
• Table of Contents
•Air-Conditioning and Heating Systems 1. HVAC System Analysis and Selection
2. Decentralized Cooling and Heating
3. Central Cooling and Heating
4. Air Handling and Distribution
5. In-Room Terminal Systems
6. Panel Heating and Cooling
7. Combined Heat and Power Systems
8. Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling
9. Applied Heat Pump and Heat Recovery Systems
10. Small Forced-Air Heating and Cooling Systems
11. Steam Systems
12. District Heating and Cooling
13. Hydronic Heating and Cooling
14. Condenser Water Systems
15. Medium- and High-Temperature Water Heating
16. Infrared Radiant Heating
17. Ultraviolet Lamp Systems
18. Variable Refrigerant Flow
•Air-Handling Equipment and Components 19. Duct Construction
20. Room Air Distribution Equipment
21. Fans
22. Humidifiers
23. Air-Cooling and Dehumidifying Coils
24. Desiccant Dehumidification and Pressure-Drying Equipment
25. Mechanical Dehumidifiers and Related Components
26. Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Equipment
27. Air-Heating Coils
28. Unit Ventilators, Unit Heaters, and Makeup Air Units
29. Air Cleaners for Particulate Contaminants
30. Industrial Gas Cleaning and Air Pollution Control
•Heating Equipment and Components 31. Automatic Fuel-Burning Systems
32. Boilers
33. Furnaces
34. Residential In-Space Heating Equipment
35. Chimney, Vent, and Fireplace Systems
36. Hydronic Heat-Distributing Units and Radiators
37. Solar Energy Equipment
•Cooling Equipment and Components 38. Compressors
39. Condensers
40. Cooling Towers
41. Evaporative Air-Cooling Equipment
42. Liquid Coolers
43. Liquid-Chilling Systems
•General Components 44. Centrifugal Pumps
45. Motors, Motor Controls, and Variable-Speed Drives
46. Pipes, Tubes, and Fittings
47. Valves
48. Heat Exchangers
•Packaged, Unitary, and Split-System Equipment 49. Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
50. Room Air Conditioners and Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners
•General 51. Thermal Storage
• 52. Codes and Standards
•Additions and Corrections
Composite Index


  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
  • ISBN-13: 9781621980353, 9781936504251
  • Pages: 871
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 80.1M
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