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The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP is a concise manual focused squarely on the rationale and practicality of the AutoCAD MEP process. The book emphasizes the process of creating projects in MEP rather than a series of independent commands and tools. The goal of each lesson is to help the reader complete their projects successfully. Tools are introduced together in a focused process with a strong emphasis on "why" as well as "how." The text and exercises seek to give the reader a clear sense of the value of the tools, and a clear indication of each tool's potential. The Aubin Academy Master Series: AutoCAD MEP is a resource designed to shorten your learning curve, raise your comfort level, and, most importantly, give you real-life tested practical advice on the usage of the software to create mechanical, electrical, and plumbing designs, and calculations. Empowered with the information within this book, the reader will have insight into how to use AutoCAD MEP to create construction documents that are reflective of their standards and expectations. ***This edition is designed takes the core version 2012 text and makes it compatible with version 2013 by providing a 2013 format dataset download and noting differences where they occur. This book is fully compatible with version 2012, 2013 and beyond. Visit paulaubin.com for free downloads and PDF chapters***
2012 Reprint of 1959 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This manual is written especially to enable pipefitters to quickly solve problems involving pipe bending, layout or installation, either in shop or in the field. This second edition has 126 pages of additional material than published in the previous edition of 1953. A large part of the book is taken directly from the author's original tables which he has developed over a long period of time, as a result of his 35 years' experience as a pipefitter. These tables eliminate the necessity for making lengthy calculations by giving immediate answers to all kinds of pipe fitting problems. Information on: Pipe Bending, Offsets, Mitered Joints, Standard Pipe Dimensions and Thread Data, Screwed Fittings, Valves, Solder Joint Fittings, Plastic Pipe, Sheet Metal Data, Properties of Steam, Melting Points, Conversion Factors and a Dictionary Of Terms.
Air conditioning boosts man's efficiency no less than his comfort. Air-conditioned homes, offices, and factories unmistakably raise human productivity and reduce absenteeism, turnover, mistakes, accidents and grievances, especially in summer. Accordingly, many employers every year cool workrooms and offices to raise summer profits. Employees in turn find cool homes enhancing not only comfort and prestige but also personal efficiency and income. With such economic impetus, low-cost summer cooling must irresistibly spread to all kinds of occupied buildings. Refrigeration provides our best cooling, serving well where people are closely spaced in well-constructed, shaded, and insulated structures. However, its first and operating costs bar it from our hottest commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. Fortunately, evaporative cooling is an economical substitute in many regions. First used in Southwest homes and businesses and in textile mills, it soon invaded other fields and climates. In 1946, six firms produced 200,000 evaporative coolers; in 1958, 25 firms produced 1,250,000, despite the phenomenal sale of refrigerating window air conditioners. Though clearly secondary to refrigeration, evaporative cooling is 60 to 80 percent is economical for moderate income groups and cheaper to buy and operate. Thus, it climates where summers are short. Moreover, it cheaply cools hot, thinly constructed mills, factories, workshops, foundries, powerhouses, farm buildings, canneries, etc., where refrigerated cooling is prohibitively expensive.
Sustainable energy concepts for buildings feature highly energy-efficient systems for heating and cooling with a significantly reduced energy use, but also respect the occupants' requirements on interior thermal comfort. This work contributes to the evaluation and optimization of heating and cooling concepts for low-energy office buildings that use environmental energy and thermo-active building systems. The meta-analysis of the buildings and the achieved results in terms of energy efficiency and thermal comfort are based on longterm monitoring campaigns in 13 buildings over several years.
This BRE Trust report considers the relative impact on UK CO2 savings targets of constructing new zero-carbon buildings compared to improving the energy efficiency of the existing stock, using existing data.
Many cooling systems use water as cooling medium. They are found in public buildings, industrial production systems or power plants. Almost every cooling system using water is degraded by deposition, corrosion and microbiological fouling.
This book identifies the whole bunch of problems due to water cooling systems and proposes specific solutions to all of them. The authors have an expertise of over 20 years solving cooling water problems. In this book, they advise all practitioners which need to plan, buy or operate cooling systems.
No Ducks in the Attic is a fun and easy look at residential HVAC installations. Professionals in the industry are often taught theory in the classroom, and the "just do it this way" method in the field without knowing how or why. From the owner of the company, right down to the newest apprentice, all can learn how to properly install a system, create a happy customer, and be profitable without the pitfalls of trial and error mechanics. No Ducks in the Attic discusses the dos and don'ts of load calculations, duct design, equipment specs, condensate problems, electrical basics, and other subjects to fill in the gaps that others assume you know. Especially good for those who "aren't big readers."
Concerns about building security have resulted in increasing interest in gas phase air cleaning (GPAC) and the need for standard methods to determine the effectiveness of these systems. Similarly, the ability to predict their installed performance, based on such standard test data, is becoming increasingly important. The development and application of these standards and prediction tools will provide better protection of building occupants against chemical agents and improve the ability of designers and building owners to identify and specify air-cleaning equipment with a realistic expectation as to installed performance. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has conducted an effort to facilitate the development of these standards and predictive tools under a project funded by the Department of Homeland Security. This report describes the following tasks that were carried out as part of this project: an evaluation of gas phase air cleaning technology; an assessment of existing and proposed standards, as well as relevant guidance documents; design of a laboratory-scale microreactor to evaluate media consistent with current and proposed industry approaches; micro-scale modeling to understand the interactions between the media and gaseous contaminants and, building-scale modeling to understand the impacts of air cleaning systems in controlling occupant exposure.
This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.
The present book is based on the experience of the author. The experience is mainly the result of years of research, of consulting work, and in participation in policy decision making in many felds, most, but not all, related to outdoor lighting. To some degree, the book represents the preference of the author. The selection of the subjects is based on more than 50 years of experience of what is desirable to know for persons engaged in scientifc research or practical application in the felds of lighting and vision. The subjects deal with a number of fundamental aspects. The theorists must have them at their fngertips, whereas the practical engineers may assume them as known in their daily work. The selection of subjects is based in part by the questions that came to the author over the years, but even more by the preference of the author himself. In this respect, it is a personal book. Thus, it should be stressed that the book is not a 'handbook' or even a 'textbook'; many subjects that commonly are treated in such books are not included here. Not because they lack importance, but because the author feels that they are adequately treated elsewhere. Some relevant works are mentioned in the References. Over the years, the author has been engaged in giving courses on vision and lighting, lately more in particular on Masterclasses on a post-graduate or post-doctorate level.
A retrofit study is being conducted to investigate the airtightness, ventilation and energy impacts of tightening the exterior envelope and the heating and air conditioning system ductwork of a double section manufactured house. This report describes the results of the pre-retrofit assessment of building airtightness, ventilation, and energy consumption under both heating and cooling conditions. After the pre-retrofit data collection was finished, the house underwent retrofits to tighten the building envelope and to reduce ventilation system duct leakage. After completion of the retrofits, post-retrofit data was collected. This report presents the results of the pre-retrofit measurements and a description of the retrofits.
This richly illustrated, up-to-date guide offers practical coverage of all aspects of lighting design. Written by an award-winning, internationally known lighting designer, it covers lighting practices, materials, and their design applications and offers guidelines for preparing lighting drawings, control and transfer charts, symbol lists, and other technical specifications. This edition provides a new focus on the use of LEDs, as well as new and expanded coverage of renderings Mesopic Vision, and the latest controls approaches and systems.
The first and only professional guideto radiant heating and cooling system design Packed with tools that make the work of HVAC systems designers, engineers, and technicians go more smoothly and easily, this expert handbook features all the help you need to create the newest and most popular and efficient systems for industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Radiant Heating & Cooling Handbook features: * Everything you need to size, design, and position radiant heating & cooling equipment efficiently and effectively in any environment * Models for coupling radiant and forced air heating and cooling for the ultimate in comfortable and energy-saving interiors * All the examples and sample calculations you need to solve real-world radiant heating and cooling problems in building, contracting, and engineering * Essential information relating heating and cooling theory to the principles of thermal comfort * Equations, strategies, and analyses to help you set parameters from sizing and cost to human comfortability This is the only complete source of hands-on radiant heating & cooling system design, with problem-solving guidance from leading experts.
BE AN AC AND REFRIGERATION ACE -- NO MATTER WHAT YOUR PRESENT LEVEL OF SKILL!.
. "Air Conditioning and Refrigeration" helps you understand today's cooling and climate control systems -- so expertly that you can use it as the foundation for a career! Clear instructions -- with over 800 photographs and illustrations -- offer step-by-step guidance to learning the trade for students, professionals, and homeowners who want to do their own installations or repairs..
. LEARN WITH THE PROS
This book helps designers and manufacturers to select and develop the most suitable and competitive steel structures, which are safe, fit for production and economic.
An optimum design system is used to find the best characteristics of structural models, which guarantee the fulfilment of design and fabrication requirements and minimize the cost function.
Realistic numerical models are used as main components of industrial steel structures.
Chapter 1 containts some experiences with the optimum design of steel structures
Chapter 2 treats some newer mathematical optimization methods.
Chapter 3 gives formulae for fabrication times and costs.
Chapters 4 deals with beams and columns. Summarizes the Eurocode rules for design.
Chapter 5 deals with the design of tubular trusses.
Chapter 6 gives the design of frame structures and fire-resistant design rules for a frame.
In Chapters 7 some minimum cost design problems of stiffened and cellular plates and shells are worked out for cases of different stiffenings and loads.
Chapter 8 gives a cost comparison of cylindrical and conical shells.
The book contains a large collection of literatures and a subject list and a name index.
Since the publication of the first edition in 1992, the HVAC industry has gone through enormous changes. As simple digital systems have given way to more complex systems, demand for information on how these systems operate, how they are best applied and how they communicate with other building control systems has grown rapidly. Direct Digital Control for Building Systems, Second Edition is thoroughly updated and expanded to include coverage of the architecture of modern digital control systems, distributed intelligence networked systems, communication protocols, the technologies and issues concerning interoperability, the latest application strategies, and defensive techniques for designing and specifying control systems. Numerous illustrations throughout help keep the subject highly accessible, and hardware, software, and systems applications are described in the most universal terms possible. This thoroughly revised second edition also contains a full section on BACnetA(R) standard and Echelon's LonWorksA(R) technology; their meaning, applications, and future implications. An up-to-date appendix is provided. Insights on emerging technologies in intelligent control systems and what the future holds for this dynamic field is covered throughout.
This highly illustrated BRE guide gives the principles for designing well daylit offices that will not overheat in the summer. Design tables are included as a broad-brush tool for architects and engineers to use to check their sketch designs so that sound decisions can be taken early in the design process to reduce energy consumption, increase daylight levels and avoid overheating.
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are no longer confined to use in commercial signage and have now moved firmly, and with unquestioned advantages, into the field of commercial and domestic lighting. This development was prompted in the late 1980s by the invention of the blue LED, a wavelength that had previously been missing from the available LED spectrum and which opened the way to providing white light. Since that point, LED performance (including energy efficiency) has improved dramatically, and now compares with the performance of fluorescent lights - and there remain further performance improvements yet to be delivered.
The book begins with the principles of LED lighting, then
focuses on issues and challenges. Chapters are devoted to key steps
in LED manufacturing: substrate, epitaxy, process and packaging.
Photoelectric characterization of LEDs, Lighting with LEDs and the
imposition of a certain level of color quality, are the subject of
later chapters, and finally there is a detailed discussion of the
emergence of OLEDs, or organic LEDs, which have specific
capabilities of immediate interest and importance in this
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