ASHRAE publishes update to Principles of HVAC.January 21, 2010 -
Designed to double as reference manual, Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning contains current ASHRAE procedures and definitive treatment of building HVAC systems, from basic principles through design and operation. Significant changes in new edition include values for climatic design conditions, values of thermal conductivity and resistance for common building and insulating materials, and revised chapter on residential heating and cooling load calculations.
ASHRAE Publishes Update to Principles of HVAC
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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
1791 Tullie Circle, N.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30329
Press release date: January 20, 2010
ATLANTA - A new textbook designed to double as a reference manual that allows engineers to build on their knowledge of HVAC design procedures and methods has been published by ASHRAE.
Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning builds on much of the basic information in the 2009 ASHRAE Handbook, Fundamentals, and contains the most current ASHRAE procedures and definitive, yet easy to understand, treatment of building HVAC systems, from basic principles through design and operation.
The book may be used for/by:
undergraduate engineering courses in the general field of HVAC
similar courses at technical institutes
continuing education and refresher short courses for engineers
adult education courses for non-engineers.
There are several significant changes in the new edition, including new values for climatic design information; new values of heating, wind and cooling and dehumidifying design conditions; improved values of thermal conductivity and resistance for common building and insulating materials; and an extensively revised chapter on residential heating and cooling load calculations.
Additionally, the chapters on system design and equipment have been significantly revised to reflect recent changes and concepts in current heating and air-conditioning system practices
Also available is Principles of HVAC Solutions Manual, which contains revised solutions to most of the problems in the Principles book.
Co-authors are Ronald Howell, Ph.D., P.E., William Coad and the late Harry Sauer Jr., Ph.D., P.E.
The cost of Principles of HVAC is $89 ($76, ASHRAE members; $58, ASHRAE student members), while the cost of the solutions manual is $59 ($50, ASHRAE members).
To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 404-321-5478, by mail at 1791 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, or visit the ASHRAE.org Bookstore.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 55,000 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.