Air-conditioning system design manual.

Author(s) : ASHRAE, Butterworth-Heinemann, GRONDZIK W. T.

Type of monograph: Book, Guide/Handbook


This manual has been written to assist entry-level engineers in the design of air-conditioning systems. It is usable, in conjunction with fundamental HVAC&R resource material, as a senior- or graduate-level text for a university course in HVAC system design; it focuses on applications. This second edition represents an update and revision of the manual and new material dealing with the design process, indoor air quality, and green design has been added. Extract from the table of contents: the design process (interactions between HVAC&R and other building systems; computers and HVAC&R design; codes and standards; economic considerations); occupant comfort and health (thermal comfort; indoor air quality; room air distribution; noise and vibration); load calculations; components (cooling source equipment; heat transfer equipment; pumps; valves; piping; ductwork); all-air HVAC systems; air-and-water systems (refrigeration load; closed-loop water-source heat pump); all-water systems; special HVAC systems (desiccant systems; thermal storage; energy-efficient subsystems; "green" HVAC systems); HVAC&R controls. In the appendices: proposed mechanical and electrical systems for an office building with retail stores; design calculations for a typical single-zone HVAC system; design calculations for single-duct VAV system with perimeter radiation; all-water system; preliminary comparison of conventional and ice storage systems for a four-story office building.


  • Original title: Air-conditioning system design manual.
  • Record ID : 2007-2378
  • Languages: English
  • Publication: Ashrae (american society of heating, refrigerating and air-conditioning engineers) - United states/United states
  • Publication date: 2007
  • ISBN: 9781933742137
  • Source: Source: ed. 2; 410 p. (15.5 x 23.5); fig.; tabl.; ref.; index; append.; USD 89.95.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.