Air Conditioning Principles and Systems: An Energy Aproach – Edward Pita – 4th Edition


Using a minimum of mathematics; this book explores the fundamental concepts of air conditioning and their application to systems—explaining all concepts in a clear; practical manner; and focusing on problems and examples typically encountered on the job.

This book contains the most recent and industry-wide accepted information on load calculations; design data; equipment information; and use of the Internet.

Specific chapter topics cover the scope and uses of air conditioning; physical principles; heating loads; furnaces and boilers; hydronic piping systems and terminal units; cooling load calculations; psychrometrics; fluid flow in piping and ducts; piping; valves; ducts; and insulation; fans and air distribution devices; centrifugal pumps; expansion tanks; and venting; air conditioning systems and equipment; refrigeration systems and equipment; automatic controls; energy utilization and conservation; instrumentation; testing; and balancing; and planning and designing the HVAC system; and solar heating and cooling systems.

For consulting engineers; mechanical contractors; HVAC engineers; designers; project managers; and facilities managers.

A classic in its field; Air Conditioning Principles and Systems continues to fill the need for a text book on air conditioning systems that combines design principles with real-world applications.

Readers will gain insight into the design; operation; and troubleshooting of new and existing air conditioning systems.

Moreover; this edition has been updated to reflect recent developments and issues in the industry; including the increasing use of the Internet in the field.

– New weather data for outside temperature analysis and system design.

– Expanded information on environmental problems to help readers stay current on issues and regulations.

– New information about asbestos; including answers about mitigation of harmful effects.

– Further exploration on scroll compression and how it works in real-world applications.

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  • 1. The Scope and Uses of Air Conditioning.
    2. Physical Principles.
    3. Heating Loads.
    4. Furnaces and Boilers.
    5. Hydronic Piping Systems and Terminal Units.
    6. Cooling Load Calculations.
    7. Psychrometrics.
    8. Fluid Flow in Piping and Ducts.
    9. Piping, Valves, Ducts, and Insulation.
    10. Fans and Air Distribution Devices.
    11. Centrifugal Pumps, Expansion Tanks, and Venting.
    12. Air Conditioning Systems and Equipment.
    13. Refrigeration Systems and Equipment.
    14. Automatic Controls.
    15. Energy Utilization and Conservation.
    16. Instrumentation, Testing, and Balancing.
    17. Planning and Designing the HVAC System.
    18. Solar Heating and Cooling Systems.

  • Citation
    • Full Title: Air Conditioning Principles and Systems: An Energy Aproach
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 130928720
    • ISBN-13: 9780130928726
    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Topic: Engineering
    • Subtopic: Others Engineering
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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