ASHRAE Publishes Principles of HVAC/R
Feb 13, 2006
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A new textbook designed to also be used as a reference manual that allows engineers to build on their knowledge of HVAC/R 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 ASHRAE 2005 Handbook, Fundamentals, which includes many significant changes," said co-author Ron Howell, Ph.D., P.E. "It serves as a good source for many of the procedures or methods used in HVAC/R design."

The book can be used as an undergraduate or graduate level textbook or for self instruction and as a reference for those who would like reinforcement of their understanding of HVAC/R.

Principles of HVAC elaborates on the use of technical guidance in the Fundamentals Handbook, such as the new radiant time series (RTS) methodology, which includes enhanced treatment of RTS procedures for non-residential cooling and heating loads; a new chapter on residential cooing and heating loads; inclusion of the new ventilation air procedure from ASHRAE 62.1-2004; and changes in the format and quantity of design weather conditions around the world.

The book includes a CD that contains a spreadsheet for the RTS method and the expanded weather data. Also available is Principles of HVAC Solutions Manual, which contains solutions to most of the problems in the principles book. Co-authors are Harry Sauer Jr., Ph.D., P.E., and William Coad.

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