On July 17, 1902, Willis Carrier invented the first modern air conditioning system. Carrier’s invention contributed to the birth of numerous industries that support today’s economy. In the early days, air conditioning contributed to the manufacture of everything from baked goods to wartime supplies. People flocked to air-conditioned movie theaters to escape the heat, directly leading to summer movie blockbusters.
Precise control of temperature and humidity made possible indoor shopping malls, transatlantic flights, and even the development of computers and servers that support the Internet. Today’s “modern “cooling systems follow the same basic principles, providing comfortably cooled air for people indoors.
This manual was prepared to assist the beginning engineer. This manual was prepared to assist the beginning engineer in the design of HVAC systems. It can also be used in conjunction with basic HVAC&R material as an advanced or graduate level text for college HVAC system design courses.
The manual is intended to fill the void between theory and practice, bridging the gap between real-world design practice and the theoretical knowledge acquired in a typical college course or textbook. Courses and textbooks typically concentrate on theoretical calculations and analysis procedures or focus on component design. This manual focuses on applications.
About the Book
This second edition represents a major update and revision of the ASHRAE Air Conditioning System Design Manual.
This second edition represents a major update and revision of the ASHRAE Air Conditioning System Design Manual. The request that drove this revision effort was simple: to bring a successful resource more up-to-date. The revision process included thorough editing of all text in the manual, adding SI units throughout, updating references, and editing many illustrations.
New material dealing with the design process, indoor air quality, desiccant dehumidification, and “green” HVA C&R systems was also added.
The editors gratefully acknowledge the active support of the Project Over sight Subcommittee of ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.1 (chaired by Warren Hahn), which over saw the revision of this manual. The editors and the committee thank several individuals who reviewed all or parts of drafts of this revision and provided valuable suggestions for improvements and clarifications (see list of contributors). Andrew Scheidt of the University of Oregon assisted in editing many of the illustrations.
This second edition represents an update and revision of the manual. It now features the use of SI units throughout, updated references and the editing of many illustrations.
- Helps engineers quickly come up with a design solution to a required air conditioning system.
- Includes issues from comfort to cooling load calculations.
- New sections on “Green HVAC” systems deal with hot topic of sustainable buildings.