HVAC Equations Data and Rules of Thumb

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb
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HVAC Equations Data and Rules of Thumb by Arthur A. Bell Jr., PE. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equations, data, rules of thumb, and other information contained within this reference manual were assembled to aid the beginning engineer and designer in the design of HVAC systems. In addition, the experienced engineer or designer may find this manual useful as a quick design reference guide and teaching tool. The following pages compile information from various reference sources listed in Part 2 of this manual, from college HVAC class notes, from continuing education design seminars and classes, from engineers, and from personnel experience. This document was put together as an encyclopedic type reference in contract specification outline format where information could be looked up quickly, in lieu of searching through volumes of textbooks, reference books, and manuals. Handbook of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

The Contents of HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb

  • Part 1. Foreword
  • part 2. References and design manuals
  • part 3. Definitions
  • part 4. Professional societies and trade organizations
  • part 5. Equations
  • HVAC Troubleshooting Guide by Rex Miller
  • part 6. Cooling load rules of thumb
  • part 7. Heating load rules of thumb
  • part 8. Infiltration rules of thumb
  • part 9. Ventilation rules of thumb
  • part 10. Humidification rules of thumb
  • part 11. People/occupancy rules of thumb
  • part 12. Lighting rules of thumb
  • part 13. Appliance/equipment rules of thumb
  • part 14. Cooling load factors
  • part 15. Heating load factors
  • part 16. Energy conservation and design conditions
  • part 17. HVAC system selection criteria
  • HVAC Controls Operation and Maintenance
  • part 18. Air distribution systems
  • part 19. Piping systems
  • part 20. Central plant equipment
  • part 21. Auxiliary equipment
  • part 22. Equipment schedules
  • part 23. Equipment manufacturers
  • part 24. Building construction business fundamentals
  • part 25. Architectural, structural, and electrical information
  • part 26. Conversion factors
  • part 27. Properties of air and water
  • part 28. General notes

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