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Most of the work technicians routinely perform is in maintaining existing equipment as opposed to installing new systems. The procedures and visual observation conditions presented in this title will enable technicians to perform their tasks more effectively. By knowing how the equipment is designed, built, and how the materials behave over time, they will be better able to execute a maintenance program extending equipment life and reducing unplanned malfunctions. This book's emphasis is on implementing these actions correctly and in a timely basis so that equipment experiences an increase in life expectancy reliability, more efficient energy performance, and a reduction in the possibility of future failures and liability. While the main focus of this work is on equipment installed in residential homes, the procedures detailed certainly apply to larger commercial heating equipment as well. FEATURES: Addresses troubleshooting and repair actions on residential heating equipment and controls. Detailed procedures cover visual observations and inspection of impending equipment failure as well as necessary Preventive maintenance actions. Includes icons throughout with maintenance tips, forensic observations. Visual equipment inspection observations as well as step-by-step procedures for preventive maintenance will be presented along with numerous photographs of failed equipment detailing the consequences of inadequate preventive maintenance. An affiliated website will contain supporting video footage of demonstrations of failed equipment and proper/improper maintenance procedures. Color photographs of illustrations in the book will also be available on the website.
Mathematical Models of Thermal Conditions in Buildings provides a comprehensive discussion of the theory and practice of a mathematical simulation method for studying the thermal behavior of rooms and buildings. The book features fundamental concepts of the theory of thermal behavior, mathematical simulation, and applications of the method in solving practical problems. Several important topics are discussed: basic theoretical concepts of formulating a building's thermal behavior, methods and algorithms for simulating standard elements and the building as a whole, and practical applications for studying thermal stability during the summer and winter. Methodological foundations of formulating a mathematical simulation for computer-controlled building thermal behavior are defined. The book also examines methods for determining optimum building dimensions and orientation, considering external climatic effects, and minimizing energy consumption.
Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2019 continues to be the most comprehensive and best annual services engineering price book currently available, providing detailed pricing information across the full range of mechanical and electrical services, together with higher-level costs for a diverse range of systems and different building applications. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with an ebook of this 2019 edition on the VitalSource (R) Bookshelf platform. This versatile and powerful online data viewing package is available for use until the end of December 2019. In this 50th edition we have significantly updated the engineering features section and added a section on smart building technology. Along with the following new and significantly developed items: Tuneable white luminaires Wireless lighting control PV cells Battery storage systems All the standard features you have come to expect from SPON'S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES PRICE BOOK are also included, considered essential for today's services cost professional: detailed materials prices, labour constants, labour costs and measured work prices for mechanical and electrical works, from above ground drainage to automatic transfer switches, and circuit breakers to sprinkler systems an extensive Approximate Estimating section for quick, rule-of-thumb pricing of mechanical or electrical installations, together with elemental services costs for different types and standard of buildings full details of wage rates, daywork and cost indices on a national and Central London basis an overhauled index and guidance notes updates, free of charge, two or three times a year - see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk ~Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2019 continues to be the most comprehensive and best annual services engineering price book currently available, providing detailed pricing information across the full range of mechanical and electrical services, together with higher-level costs for a diverse range of systems and different building applications. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with a VitalSource (R) ebook of this 2019 edition. This versatile and powerful online data viewing package is available for use until the end of December 2019. In this 50th edition we have significantly updated the engineering features section and added a section on smart building technology. Along with the following new and significantly developed items: - Tuneable white luminaires - Wireless lighting control - PV cells - Battery storage systems All the standard features you have come to expect from SPON'S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES PRICE BOOK are also included, considered essential for today's services cost professional: * detailed materials prices, labour constants, labour costs and measured work prices for mechanical and electrical works, from above ground drainage to automatic transfer switches, and circuit breakers to sprinkler systems * an extensive Approximate Estimating section for quick, rule-of-thumb pricing of mechanical or electrical installations, together with elemental services costs for different types and standard of buildings * full details of wage rates, daywork and cost indices on a national and Central London basis. * an overhauled index and guidance notes * updates, free of charge, two or three times a year - see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk
Given rapid changes in technology and of new product launches, goals and applications in cryogenics have changed over the last decade. In order to keep pace with these new technologies, we need to prepare advanced cryogenic solution strategies. Written by leading experts in the field, this book offers scientists and engineers the latest insights in advanced cryogenics. Covering the basics of advanced cryogenics, this book starts out with a detailed review of the latest technology drivers in the field. It then guides the reader through the landscape of cryogenic material properties and through various approaches to applying these materials efficiently in practical cryogenics designs.
Concert Design: The Road, The Craft, The Industry offers an exceptional journey though the world of concert design, exploring not only its unique design attributes but also the industry that has grown around it and how to make a career of 'the road'. Concert designer Seth Jackson analyzes how the industry has changed over the last three decades - from its early days of 'no rules' and 'cowboys' to a thriving and growing industry with countless career opportunities. Drawing on 25 years of experience and clients ranging from Carrie Underwood to Don Henley, he explores design techniques, working with Artists and directors, the rigors of concert touring, and navigating a career path through a challenging industry. The book also includes stories from numerous industry luminaries such as Steve Cohen, Jeff Ravitz, Eric Loader, Howard Ungerleider, and Jim Lenahan, along with Jackson's own experiences. Written for aspiring concert lighting designers and students of Concert Lighting and Theatre Lighting courses, Concert Design is an excellent resource for anyone who has ever wondered what backstage life is really all about.
This new edition of A Guide to Energy Management in Buildings begins by asking why we need to control energy use in buildings and proceeds to discuss how the energy consumption of a building can be assessed or estimated through an energy audit. It then details a range of interventions to reduce energy use and outlines methods of assessing the cost-effectiveness of such measures. Topics covered include: where and how energy is used in buildings energy audits measuring and monitoring energy use techniques for reducing energy use in buildings legislative issues. And new in this edition: the cooling of buildings fuel costs and smart metering and education and professional recognition. It provides a template for instigating the energy-management process within an organization, as well as guidance on management issues such as employee motivation, and gives practical details on how to carry the process through. This book should appeal to building and facilities managers and also to students of energy management modules in FE and HE courses.
This guide to the fundamentals of stage lighting includes a series of projects to allow experimentation, discussion and analysis. The necessary equipment is described in relation to its purpose, along with checklists and hints for practical use. The practical handling of light, with observation of the relationship of cause to effect, is central to the study of stage lighting. Rehearsal pressures usually restrict the time available for experimenting with lighting for a performance, but laboratory-style projects can be used to enable specific lighting problems to be solved. The core of this book is a series of 'discovery' projects using minimal resources, to explore the use of light in the theatre, with particular emphasis on the interaction of conflicting visual aims. The projects cover all the major scenarios likely to be encountered by lighting students and have been tried and tested by the author, who has taught lighting students all over the world for over 30 years. The book has been updated to include more on safety and the latest technology including: - fixed instruments using the new lower wattage high efficiency lamps in combination with dichronic reflectors - an increase in the availability, reliability, range and usage of 'moving light' technology based on remotely controlled instruments. New lighting projects have also been added. If you are studying the art and craft of stage lighting this book is an excellent working manual that will provide you with the technical knowledge and skill to cope with a range of lighting situations.
A unique and revolutionary text which explains the principles behind the LT Method (2.1), a manual design tool developed in Cambridge by the BRE. The LT Method is a unique way of estimating the combined energy usage of lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems, to enable the designer to make comparisons between options at an early, strategic stage. In addition,Energy and Environment in Architecture the book deals with other environmental issues such as noise, thermal comfort and natural ventilation design. A variety of case studies provide a critique of real buildings and highlight good practice. These topics include thermal comfort, noise and natural ventilation.
A series of studies of homes in England show that around 15% - or some 3 million homes - suffer problems with damp and mould, largely because of poor ventilation. The impact on public health and quality of life is substantial. The Handbook of Domestic Ventilation is a comprehensive study of the basic science, technology and practical application of effective and energy efficient ventilation strategies for dwellings. Unlike other books, the Handbook concentrates on a domestic context rather than looking solely at commercial applications, giving a much needed insight into the requirements of ventilation for the home. Basing his conclusions on both theoretical study and practical experience, Rodger Edwards demonstrates the clear link between poor ventilation and poor health, and tells the reader how to use good quality ventilation as a way of enhancing quality of life and as a health improvement tool.
As a result of being asked to give public lectures on the subject, the eminent physicist Oliver Lodge (1851 1940) published in 1892 a pioneering study of the protection of buildings, cables and telegraphic instruments from the devastation caused by lightning strikes. This work led him almost immediately to the discovery of electromagnetic wave transmission and ultimately to the development of a version of radio telegraphy. Lodge also saw that many of the current theories about the nature of lightning were seriously in error, and his investigations led to a number of significant changes in the design of lightning conductors and lightning guards. Some of the methods and procedures that Lodge advocated have since become standard practice. They are described with Lodge's characteristic flair and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations that give a fascinating insight into how contemporary scientists and engineers tackled this significant problem.
Passive House Details introduces the concepts, principles, and design processes of building ultralow-energy buildings. The objective of this book is to provide design goals, research, analysis, systems, details, and inspiring images of some of the most energy-efficient, carbon-neutral, healthy, and satisfying buildings currently built in the region. Other topics included: heat transfer, moisture management, performance targets, and climatic zones. Illustrated with more than 375 color images, the book is a visual catalog of construction details, materials, and systems drawn from projects contributed from forty firms. Fourteen in-depth case studies demonstrate the most energy-efficient systems for foundations, walls, floors, roofs, windows, doors, and more.
Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning. This book offers the latest knowledge and techniques on passive cooling, enabling building professionals to understand the state of the art and employ relevant new strategies. With separate chapters on comfort, urban microclimate, solar control, ventilation, ground cooling and evaporative and radiative cooling, this authoritative text will also be invaluable for architects, engineers and students working on building physics and low-energy design. Advances in Passive Cooling is part of the BEST series, edited by Mat Santamouris. The aim of the series is to present the most current, high quality theoretical and application oriented material in the field of solar energy and energy efficient buildings. Leading international experts cover the strategies and technologies that form the basis of high-performance, sustainable buildings, crucial to enhancing our built and urban environment.
Ensuring optimum ventilation performance is a vital part of building design. Prepared by recognized experts from Europe and the US, and published in association with the International Energy Agency's Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), this authoritative work provides organized, classified and evaluated information on advances in the key areas of building ventilation, relevant to all building types. Complexities in airflow behaviour, climatic influences, occupancy patterns and pollutant emission characteristics make selecting the most appropriate ventilation strategy especially difficult. Recognizing such complexities, the editors bring together expertise on each key issue. From components to computer tools, this book offers detailed coverage on design, analysis and performance, and is an important and comprehensive publication in this field. Building Ventilation will be an invaluable reference for professionals in the building services industry, architects, researchers (including postgraduate students) studying building service engineering and HVAC, and anyone with a role in energy-efficient building design.
Throughout the world, there is an increasing interest in ecological design of buildings, and natural ventilation has proved to be the most efficient low-energy cooling technique. Its practical application, however, is hindered by the lack of information on the complex relationship between the building and its urban environment. In this book, a team of experts provide first-hand information and tools on the efficient use of natural ventilation in urban buildings. Key design principles are explained, enabling readers to decide on the best solution for natural ventilation of buildings, taking into account climate and urban context. In the initial sketches, architects need answers to open problems such as 'what kind of solution to adopt' and 'how to modify existing strategies to exploit the potential of the site'. This book formalizes the multi-criteria analysis of candidate solutions based on quantitative and qualitative estimation of the driving forces (wind and buoyancy), as well as of the barriers induced by the urban environment (wind speed reduction, noise and pollution) and gives a methodology for optimal design of openings. The book is accompanied by a FREE CD, containing software for assessing the potential of a given site, estimating wind speed and dimensioning the openings for natural ventilation. The methodologies and tools are tested, self-contained and user friendly. About the editors The editors, Cristian Ghiaus and Francis Allard, are affiliated with the University of La Rochelle, France. The authors and reviewers combine expertise from universities, research institutions and industry in Belgium, France, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal and Switzerland.
In many climates buildings are unable to provide comfort conditions
for year-round occupancy without the benefit of a heating system,
and most HVAC engineers will routinely be involved with issues
concerning the design, installation and performance of such
systems. Furthermore, in temperate climates, heating of buildings
accounts for a large slice of annual carbon emissions. The design
of heating systems for maximum efficiency and minimum carbon
emission is therefore now a matter of prime concern to all HVAC
The book provides an up-to-date review of the design,
engineering and control of modern heating systems. Part A deals
with heat generating plant. While this concentrates on conventional
and condensing boilers, small-scale combined heat and power systems
and heat pumps are also discussed. Part B deals with heat emitters,
pipe circuits and variable-speed pumping, hot water service,
optimum plant size and the vital issues of plant and system
control, including sequence control of multiple boilers. Techniques
for managing the energy use and running costs of heating systems
are also discussed.
The authors have brought together over a half-century of combined experience covering all aspects of the building services Industry to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive text that is both technically rigorous yet highly practical. This makes the book equally relevant to the busy HVAC engineer looking for a handy practical reference, the student looking to build on their basic knowledge or the researcher interested in key issues of heating system design and performance.
A long awaited, thorough revision of the classic guide to boiler operation and maintenance. Quickly and easily solve any boiler problem-and prepare for your licensing exams-using the hands-on information contained in this fully updated, industry standard resource. The book covers all types of boilers and systems and clearly explains all processes, points out potential problems, and lays out the testing and troubleshooting procedures needed to maintain good performance. Boiler Operator's Guide, Fifth Edition has been thoroughly overhauled to align with all current technologies and regulations, including the latest version of the ASME BPV code. You will get practice questions and answers to reinforce important points and study for the Boiler Operator's or Stationary Engineer exam. The book serves as a go-to source for any critical information needed on boilers and their operation. *Completely updated to align with all applicable codes and standards*Provides data, calculations, specifications and techniques across all boiler systems*Thoroughly revised by a PE and renowned boiler and pressure vessel expert
Electricity for the HVACR Technician introduces foundational concepts in HVACR electrical systems, guiding students through basic system design and construction to troubleshooting for complex circuits and devices. Combining conceptual electrical knowledge with practical, step-by-step techniques, it equips new technicians with the skills and knowledge necessary to service and repair commercial and residential HVACR systems. * Builds a comprehensive understanding of HVACR electrics over the course of 20 chapters, starting with basic electrical components and moving on to detailed systems and processes * Equips students for challenging work in the field, with a focus on safe work practices and habits * Includes up-to-date information on the latest technology, including solid-state components and electronically commutated motors (ECMs) * Teaches use multimeters and other test instruments along with strategy-based troubleshooting to diagnose problems and test circuits in a variety of contexts * Filled with pedagogical features that reinforce learning, including review questions for each chapter and application tasks for new skills Written by a group of experienced HVACR service professionals, Electricity for the HVACR Technician emphasizes the practical, essential information that technicians will use on a day-to-day basis. Allowing new technicians to apply their knowledge and skills from the classroom to successfully troubleshoot and repair electrical problems in the field
Intended for energy managers, electrical engineers, building managers, lighting designers, consultants, and other electrical professionals, this book provides a practical description of major lighting controls types and how to apply them. It's a comprehensive step-by-step educational tour of lighting automation technology and its practical design and application, with useful discussion about the purpose and benefits of lighting controls, emphasizing the achieving of relevant energy savings, as well as support of occupant visual needs and preferences. The book shows readers how to take advantage of the many benefits of today's sophisticated controls, including expanded energy saving opportunities, and increased flexibility, reliability and interoperability.
NCCER Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies - Texas Student Edition Volume II ISBN 9780134524542/0134524543 This custom text meets Texas standards and contains 22 modules from NCCER's leading curriculum including Core Curriculum: Introductory Craft Skills, 5E, Electrical, Welding, HVAC, Heavy Equipment Operations, and Industrial Maintenanc . This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! An electronic version of this custom book is also available in VitalSource. Included in the Teacher Edition is access to online instructor resources containing the Test Bank, Lesson Plans, PowerPoints, and other support materials.
Develop a Complete and Thorough Understanding of Industrial Steam Systems Industrial Steam Systems: Fundamentals and Best Design Practices is a complete, concise user's guide for plant designers, operators, and other industry professionals involved with such systems. Focused on the proper safety design and setup of industrial steam systems, this text aligns essential principles with applicable regulations and codes. Incorporating design and operation guidelines from the latest available literature, it describes the industrial steam system equipment and its operation, outlines the requirements of a functioning boiler room, and explains how to design and engineer an industrial steam system properly. From Beginner to Advanced-All within a Single Volume Industrial steam systems are one of the main utility support systems used for almost all manufacturing. This text describes the design and operation of industrial steam systems in simple steps that are extremely beneficial for engineers, architects, and operators. The book help readers with the information needed for the steam systems professional engineering test and boiler operator's certificate. The text includes a sample project, executed in detail, to explain the system. It also presents relevant examples throughout the text to aid in faster learning. This author covers: Industrial steam system fundamentals and elementary information System setup and required equipment Applicable codes and regulations Equipment operation principals Best design practices for system setup, piping and instrumentation, equipment and pipe sizing, and equipment selection Execution of a sample project Industrial Steam Systems: Fundamentals and Best Design Practices presents an overview of the design, installation, and operation of industrial steam systems. Understanding the system setup, controls, and equipment, and their effect on each other enables readers to learn how to troubleshoot, maintain, and operate an industrial steam system that provides high quality steam efficiently.
In recent years, a great deal of attention and emphasis has been placed on the quality and safety of indoor air environments and what is commonly referred as "Sick Building Syndrome". This book has been developed by the recognized leaders in this field, The Environmental Protection Agency and The National Institute for Safety and Health. This manual is specifically for all Building Owners, Facility Managers and employers and is the ultimate resource on this topic.
The primary emphasis is on resolving existing indoor quality problems. Additional topics include air quality measurements, HVAC systems, molds, asbestos and radon. A complete section of evaluation forms allows you to evaluate existing conditions.
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