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This is the third of three essential reference volumes for those
concerned with the installation and servicing of domestic and
industrial gas equipment. This volume explains the basic principles
underlying the practical and theoretical aspects of installing and
servicing gas appliances and associated equipment, from the basics
of combustion, to burners, pressure and flow, transfer of heat,
controls, as well as materials and processes, electrical aspects,
and metering and measuring devices. Covering both Natural Gas and
Liquefied Petroleum Gas, the many illustrations and worked examples
included throughout the text will help the reader to understand the
principles under discussion.
This is the second of three essential reference volumes for
those concerned with the installation and servicing of domestic and
industrial equipment. This handy volume explains the basic
principles underlying the practical and theoretical aspects of
installing and servicing gas appliances and associated equipment.
Covering both Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas, the many
illustrations and worked examples included throughout the text will
help the reader to understand the principles under
Solar thermal systems available today offer efficiency and reliability. They can be applied in different conditions to meet space- and water-heating requirements in the residential, commercial and industrial building sectors. The potential for this technology and the associated environmental benefits are significant. This book offers clear guidance on planning and installing a solar thermal system, crucial to the successful uptake of this technology. All major topics for successful project implementation are included. Beginning with resource assessment and an outline of core components, this guide details solar thermal system design, installation, operation and maintenance for single households, large systems, swimming pool heaters, solar air and solar cooling applications. Details on how to market solar thermal technologies, a review of relevant simulation tools and data on selected regional, national and international renewable energy programmes are also provided. In short, the book offers comprehensive guidance for professionals who wish to install solar thermal technology and will be a cherished resource for architects and engineers alike who are working on new projects, electricians, roofers and other installers, craftsmen undertaking vocational training and anyone with a specialized and practical interest in this field. This title is published with DGS.
A thorough presentation and "state of the art," this book grew out of a recent workshop held at The Pennsylvania State University cosponsored by the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. The objectives of the workshop were to bring together researcher, consulting engineers, product development engineers, manufacturers, public utility representatives, and the interested public to exchange information and ideas on this important topic. The book includes: status reports on NSF and ERDA funded projects, descriptions and discussions of recent designs and applications, presentations of equipment and performance characteristics, public utility viewpoints on systems potentials, an explanation of the present federal programs, and an identification of future research and development needs.
The book covers chapters ranging from introduction to recent technological challenges, case studies of energy-efficient buildings with policy and awareness issues, fundamentals and present status along with research updates and future aspects on topics focusing on energy-efficient construction, materials Provides comprehensive information on energy efficient buildings including policy and energy audit aspects with case studies Examines application of PCMs in passive heating and cooling in buildings; role of active TES and energy saving potential
This book explains over 3,000 terms (over 200,000 words) and contains over 200 professionally drawn line illustrations. This practical handbook is intended for day to day use as a reference or as a source of enlightenment for anyone associated with the building and construction industry. It also provides comprehensive practical explanations of the many terms listed, giving guidance, examples of use and, in certain cases, cautionary remarks concerning aspects of the applications.
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more Key content includes: Commercial Airside Systems, Chimneys, Vents, and Flues, Introduction to Hydronic Systems, Air Quality Equipment, Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging, Alternating Current, Basic Electronics, Introduction to Control Circuit Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Gas Heating, Troubleshooting Cooling, Heat Pumps, Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices, Sheet Metal Duct Systems, and Fiberglass and Flexible Duct Systems. Instructor Supplements Instructors: Product supplements may be ordered directly through OASIS at http: //oasis.pearson.com. For more information contact your Pearson NCCER/Contren Sales Specialist at http: //nccer.pearsonconstructionbooks.com/store/sales.aspx.* Instructor's Resource Card 978-0-13-340457-9 * Trainee Guide Paperback + Access Card Package 978-0-13-340933-8 * Access Card ONLY for Trainee Guide (does not include print book) 978-0-13-340396-1 * ELECTRONIC Access Code ONLY for Trainee Guide (must be ordered electronically via OASIS; does not include print book) 978-0-13-340441-8 * TestGen Software and Test Questions - Available for download from www.nccerirc.com. Access code comes in AIG and also available separatel
The cost of operating a building far exceeds the cost of constructing it, and yet until recently little attention was paid to the impact of solar radiation on the costs of heating, cooling and ventilation. And now that there has been a surge in interest in energy efficiency and solar design, architects and designers need a practical guide to the modelling and application of solar energy data. There are many different models and techniques available for calculating the distribution of solar radiation on and in buildings, and these algorithms vary considerably in scope, accuracy and complexity. This book demonstrates which of these predictive tools gives the best results in different circumstances, including explaining which models can be best used in different parts of the world. The author has had over twenty-five years of experience of dealing with solar energy data from four continents and has used that experience in this book to show the development not just of knowledge but also the growing sophistication of the models available to apply it.
The first volume of The Handbook of Humidity Measurement focuses on the review of devices based on optical principles of measurement such as optical UV, fluorescence hygrometers, optical and fiber-optic sensors of various types. Numerous methods for monitoring the atmosphere have been developed in recent years, based on measuring the absorption of electromagnetic field in different spectral ranges. These methods, covering the optical (FTIR and Lidar techniques), as well as a microwave and THz ranges are discussed in detail in this volume. The role of humidity-sensitive materials in optical and fiber-optic sensors is also detailed. This volume describes the reasons for controlling the humidity, features of water and water vapors, and units used for humidity measurement.
Chimney sweeping is an ancient trade dating from the twelfth century. This social history, covering five centuries, draws on source material from original manuscripts and autobiographies by master sweeps. Reference is made to the origin, development, demise and subsequent reinstatement of the chimney, the sweeping of which became central to a controversy lasting one hundred years. The book deals with all aspects of the trade the lives sweeps led, the difficulties their apprentices encountered, the way they worked and the invention of sweeping 'machines'.
The definitive, easy-to-follow guide to plumbing and heating repairs in your home. An extension of the international bestselling Collins Complete DIY Manual, this brand-new edition is packed with user-friendly photos and is fully updated with the latest information about tools, products and regulations. Whether repairing a leaking tap or installing a new shower, Collins Complete Plumbing and Heating is the indispensable tool to help you get the job done well -- and keep costs to a minimum. Contents include: / Emergency repairs / Taps, sinks and kitchen appliances / Toilets, baths and showers / Boilers and radiators / Identifying faults and maintenance / Safety tips / Tools for the job
The practical reference book and guide to fans, ventilation and
ancillary equipment with a comprehensive buyers' guide to worldwide
manufacturers and suppliers.
Air Conditioning System Design summarizes essential theory and then explains how the latest air conditioning technology operates. Load calculations, energy efficiency, and selection of technology are all explained in the context of air conditioning as a system, helping the reader fully consider the implications of design decisions. Whether users need to figure out how to apply their mechanical engineering degree to an air conditioning design task or simply want to find out more about air conditioning technology for a research project, this book provides a perfect guide.
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.
Heavily updated and expanded, this second edition of Adrian Waygood's textbook provides an indispensable introduction to the science behind electrical engineering. While fully matched to the electrical science requirements of the 2330 levels 2 and 3 Certificates in Electrotechnical Technology from City & Guilds (Electrical Installation), the main purpose of this book is to develop an easy understanding of the how and why within each topic. It is aimed at those starting careers in electricity and electronics, as well as any hobbyists, with an array of new material to reflect changes in the industry. New chapters include: Electrical drawings Practical resistors Measuring instruments Basic motor action Practical capacitors Basic transformer theory The electricity supply industry ...and more The author details the historical context of each main principle and offers a wealth of examples, images and diagrams, all whilst maintaining his signature conversational and accessible style. There is also a companion website, with interactive multiple choice quizzes for each chapter and more, at www.routledge.com/cw/waygood
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.
This report describes the performance of electrically driven air-to-water heat pumps in domestic systems. It is based on the results of full and part-load assessments at BRE and at trial installations; it also considers the economics of heat pump purchase and operation, alternative heat sources and types of heat pump.
Gives general principles for the design of smoke control systems, with simplified design procedures for an ideal model and further guidance on frequently encountered problems. It offers a linked network of approaches that lend themselves to computer programming.
This practical book covers all of the fundamentals for obtaining air quality permits for new sources of air pollutant emissions and Title V operating permits for operating sources. Written for facility environmental managers, consultants, and air quality regulatory staff, Air Quality Permitting provides a thorough discussion on the strategies of successfully permitting a facility.
This EPA handbook serves as a guide to help building owners and facility managers prevent indoor air quality (IAQ) problems and resolve these problems if they should arise. This comprehensive guide is organized into five major sections: The Basics, Preventing IAQ Problems, Resolving IAQ Problems, Appendices, and Indoor Air Quality forms.
Written in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms, this book can be both a ready reference and a training guide. Covering each type of indoor air hazard, the author explains the basics of proper ventilation and the relationship of the HVAC system to indoor air quality. He examines fundamental procedures for maintaining good air quality, including filtration, control of humidity and moisture, and duct cleaning. A full chapter is devoted to recent developments and procedures for controlling toxic mold. Case studies, an HVAC glossary, and several helpful directories are also included. The guide provides a comprehensive account of indoor air quality hazards, their sources, and appropriate solutions.
This work presents a step-by-step procedure for determining the most suitable piping material for any given situation. It describes all corrosion-resistant piping systems - including thermoset and thermoplastic, lined and metallic systems and miscellaneous systems such as glass, carbon and clay. A compatibility table for each piping system, compiling the corrosion resistance of over 175 common corrodents, is provided.
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.
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