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A Review of the 2017 ASHRAE Handbook Fundamentals IP

A Review of the 2017 ASHRAE Handbook Fundamentals IP

The 2017 ASHRAE Handbook Fundamentals IP is a comprehensive reference book that covers the basic principles and data used in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry. It includes a CD that contains all the chapters in both inch-pound (I-P) and international system (SI) units. The book is intended for engineers, architects, contractors, students and anyone interested in HVAC&R design and practice.

The book consists of 37 chapters that are divided into four sections: General Engineering Information, Basic Materials and Processes; Principles of Thermodynamics, Fluid Flow, and Heat Transfer; Indoor Environmental Quality; and HVAC&R Applications. Some of the topics covered in the book are:

2017 ASHRAE Handbook Fundamentals IP Includes CD In IP And SI Editions Ashrae Handbook 34

  • Thermophysical properties of fluids and materials

  • Psychrometrics and humid air processes

  • Mass transfer and moisture management in buildings

  • Heat transfer through building envelopes

  • Load and energy calculations

  • Duct and piping system design

  • Refrigerants and refrigeration cycles

  • Energy resources and sustainability

  • Climatic design information for 8118 locations worldwide

  • Design criteria for various types of buildings and spaces

The book is updated every four years by hundreds of industry experts who serve on ASHRAE technical committees. The 2017 edition features a new chapter on moisture management in buildings, which discusses the sources and effects of moisture on building materials, indoor air quality, and occupant health. It also provides guidance on how to prevent or mitigate moisture problems through proper design, construction, operation, and maintenance. The book also includes new design data for lighting power densities, motors, kitchen equipment, LED lighting, walls and roofs, and an updated example calculation for nonresidential cooling and heating loads.

The 2017 ASHRAE Handbook Fundamentals IP is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the fundamentals of HVAC&R engineering and practice. It provides reliable and authoritative information that can help improve the performance, efficiency, and comfort of buildings and systems. The book can be purchased from the ASHRAE website or from various online retailers.

The book also provides useful appendices that contain supplementary data, conversion factors, abbreviations, symbols, and references. The CD also includes an interactive psychrometric chart and a tool for calculating thermophysical properties of refrigerants. The book is compatible with ASHRAE standards and guidelines, as well as other relevant codes and standards.

The book is written in a clear and concise style, with numerous tables, figures, examples, and equations to illustrate the concepts and methods. The book also uses consistent terminology and nomenclature throughout the chapters. The book is organized in a logical and coherent way, with cross-references and index to help the readers find the information they need.

The 2017 ASHRAE Handbook Fundamentals IP is a must-have for anyone who works or studies in the HVAC&R field. It is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information that can help improve the design and operation of HVAC&R systems and buildings. The book is also a valuable reference for preparing for professional exams and certifications. 0efd9a6b88

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