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Book of the month: HVAC Applications ASHRAE Handbook 2015!
August 4, 2015

Book of the month: HVAC Applications ASHRAE Handbook 2015!

I have got a new book to read about HVAC applications by ASHRAE. It has just come out this year and it full of technical and practical information for engineers and designers about comfort, industrial and energy-related applications, building operations and managements, and general applications on building envelopes, air inlet and exhaust design, noise, fire, etc.

Abstract of the book.

The newly published HVAC Applications volume comprises more than 60 chapters with 1,200 pages covering a broad range of facilities and topics, written to help engineers design and use equipment and systems described in other Handbook volumes. Main sections cover comfort, industrial, energy-related and general applications, as well as building operations and management.

Table of contents:

1. Residences
2. Retail Facilities
3. Commercial and Public Buildings
4. Tall Buildings
5. Places of Assembly
6. Hotels, Motels, and Dormitories
7. Educational Facilities
8. Health Care Facilities
9. Justice Facilities
10. Automobiles
11. Mass Transit
12. Aircraft
13. Ships

14. Industrial Air Conditioning
15. Enclosed Vehicular Facilities
16. Laboratories
17. Engine Test Facilities
18. Clean Spaces
19. Data Centers and Telecommunication Facilities
20. Printing Plants
21. Textile Processing Plants
22. Photographic Material Facilities
23. Museums, Galleries, Archives, and Libraries
24. Environmental Control for Animals and Plants
25. Drying and Storing Selected Farm Crops
26. Air Conditioning of Wood and Paper Product Facilities
27. Power Plants
28. Nuclear Facilities
29. Mine Ventilation and Air Conditioning
30. Industrial Drying
31. Ventilation of the Industrial Environment
32. Industrial Local Exhaust
33. Kitchen Ventilation

34. Geothermal Energy
35. Solar Energy Use

36. Energy Use and Management
37. Owning and Operating Costs
38. Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing
39. Operation and Maintenance Management
40. Computer Applications
41. Building Energy Monitoring
42. Supervisory Control Strategies and Optimization
43. HVAC Commissioning

44. Building Envelopes
45. Building Air Intake and Exhaust Design
46. Air Cleaners for Gaseous Contaminants
47. Design and Application of Controls
48. Noise and Vibration Control
49. Water Treatment: Deposition, Corrosion,
and Biological Control
50. Service Water Heating
51. Snow Melting and Freeze Protection
52. Evaporative Cooling
53. Fire and Smoke Control
54. Radiant Heating and Cooling
55. Seismic- and Wind-Resistant Design
56. Electrical Considerations
57. Room Air Distribution
58. Integrated Building Design
59. HVAC Security
60. Ultraviolet Air and Surface Treatment
61. Smart Building Systems
62. Moisture Management in Buildings
63. Codes and Standard

The 2015 edition includes two new chapters:

  • Chapter 61, Smart Building Systems, covers smart systems and technologies for automated fault detection and diagnostics, sensors and actuators, as well as the emerging modernized electric power grid and its relationship to buildings and facilities.
    Chapter 62, Moisture Management in Buildings, addresses avoiding or reducing risks associated with damp buildings, with suggestions for architectural and HVAC system design, operation, and occupancy.  Can´t wait to read it!

Other updates include:

  • Chapter 1, Residences, has updated guidance on duct system design and communicating control systems.
  • Chapter 4, Tall Buildings, has new content on supertall and megatall buildings; improved stack effect discussion and calculations; and new information on chilled beams, code references, split central plants, and elevator shaft pressurization.
  • Chapter 8, Health Care Facilities, has been extensively revised to ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2013, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities, with new content on regulatory resources, hospital-acquired infections, sustainability and operations, as well as expanded text on control measures, outpatient care, isolation and bronchoscopy rooms, plus research results from ASHRAE Research Project-1343 on heat gain from imaging systems.
  • Chapter 18, Clean Spaces, has extensive new content on demand control, computational fluid dynamics analysis, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, safety, environmental systems, installation and testing, and sustainability and energy conservation.
  • Chapter 19, Data Centers and Telecommunication Facilities, has been completely rewritten for current best practices as covered in the books of the ASHRAE Datacom Series.
  • Chapter 34, Geothermal Energy, has significant new content and examples on ground-coupled heat pump systems design, hybrid ground-source heat pumps, piping, pressure considerations, purging, deep boreholes, central plants, open-loop/surface-water direct cooling, and simulation.
  • Chapter 49, Water Treatment, has major revisions on corrosion, deposition, microbiological growth and control, filtration and closed-loop systems, alternative water sources, Legionnaires’ disease, thermal storage, and steam boiler systems.
  • Chapter 53, Fire and Smoke Control, has been revised to align with ASHRAE’s Handbook of Smoke Control Engineering, and includes many new figures and examples.

This volume is being published in a bound print volume and in electronic format on a CD-ROM and online, in two editions: one using inch-pound (I-P) units of measurement, the other using the International System of Units (SI).

More information at www.ashrae.org