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HVAC Design Sourcebook (Mechanical Engineering)


This practical manual describes the HVAC system design process step by step using photographs, drawings, and a discussion of pertinent design considerations for different types of HVAC components and systems. Photographs of HVAC components in their installed condition illustrate actual size and proper configuration. Graphical representations of the components as they should appear on construction drawings are also included. Learn how to design HVAC systems accurately and efficiently from this detailed resource.


  • The design process
  • HVAC load calculations
  • Codes and standards
  • Coordination with other design disciplines
  • Piping, valves, and specialties
  • Central plant equipment and design
  • Air system equipment and design
  • Piping and ductwork distribution systems
  • Terminal equipment
  • Noise and vibration control
  • Automatic temperature controls
  • Construction drawings

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By: McGraw-Hill Education.   2011-10-26

DEWALT HVAC Technician Certification Exam Guide (DEWALT Series)
This Exam Guide features updated information and an all-new interactive practice exam CD. The DEWALT HVAC Technician Certification Exam Guide (Second Edition) is fully equipped to give you the tools you need to prepare for the NATE, ICE, and RSES Certifications, as well as the HVAC Excellence and HVAC Technician Licensing Exams. It also serves as a valuable resource in studying for the state limited energy license and HVAC contractor licenses. At the core of this book's effectiveness is the foundation of study aids, exam strategies, and realistic sample exams. Another feature is the practice exam CD that simulates the exam experience and includes the ability to skip questions, mark questions to review later, and assess subject areas that need improvement.

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By: DEWALT.   2008-07-24

Jeep Wrangler Haynes Repair Manual (1987-2000)
Haynes manual 50030 for the Jeep Wrangler 1987 thru 2003. Includes: 1) routine maintenance, 2) tune-up procedures, 3) engine repair, 4) cooling and heating, 5) air conditioning, 6) fuel and exhaust, 7) emissions control, 8) ignition, 9) brakes, 10) suspension and steering, 11) electrical systems, and 12) wiring diagrams. Step-by-step procedures are linked to hundreds of easy-to-follow photos and illustrations. There is a complete troubleshooting section that helps to identify specific problems. Written from hands-on experience based on a vehicle teardown using commonly available tools, and includes valuable shortcuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools. Also included are notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic. Completely indexed and includes a color spark plug diagnosis.
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By: Haynes Manuals.   1994

Delmar Online Training Simulation: HVAC, 4 term (24 months) Printed Access Card
DELMAR ONLINE TRAINING SIMULATION: HVAC, is a 3-D, immersive simulation that offers a rich learning experience that mimics field performance. It challenges the user to master diagnostic and troubleshooting skills across six pieces of HVAC equipment found in industry- Gas Furnace, Oil Furnace, Gas Boiler, Small Commercial Air Conditioner, Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pump. Soft skills are also included within the Simulation. To create successful learning outcomes, the Delmar Online Training Simulation: HVAC offers more than 150 scenarios which allow the user to troubleshoot and build diagnostic and critical thinking skills. Two modes within the Simulation promote incremental learning: Training Mode has fixed scenarios to aid in initial familiarization with the equipment, the problem needing attention and the capabilities of the Simulation Challenge Mode is randomized with 3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Both modes require learners to diagnose a fault or faults and perform the repair successfully while materials and labor costs are tracked. Online access is for two years upon activation. The instructional design allows for full open engagement. Features and Benefits - Each scenario starts with a customer-stated service call. The scenario addresses a simulated fault or multiple faults on an appliance and requires students to use the correct tool and a structured diagnostic process to deliver a repair scope of work and bill. -Includes interactive color wiring diagrams linked to diagnostic testing of equipment . -Access detailed troubleshooting guides to understand fundamental equipment operation and accelerate the learning process. -An easy-to-use and intuitive Gradebook/Admininstration Tool gives instructors quick access and visibility into student performance and understanding . -User Feedback Reports provide immediate analysis to help identify and correct problems to aid student understanding . -Students/user can practice at their own pace and convenience, in a safe environment . -A bonus Soft Skills Module challenges students with questions on the proper engagement behavior with customers. -Today''s busy students can practice their growing skills on these simulations from any personal computer—at home, a public library, or in the classroom. -Announcing the launch of Delmar Online Training Simulation: HVAC Version 2. This version is an automatic upgrade for any current HVAC Sim users. Version 2 enhancements include: Teleporting - Easier navigation between any indoor and outdoor units and thermostat; Badge and Leaderboard – Track your progress by acquiring badges and earnings. A national leaderboard is included for those who wish to opt in to compare their performance to others; IPAD compatibility – Now your favorite simulation is available on the iPAD2 and newer versions; Dynamic Troubleshooting Guide - More intuitive solution map with option to display step-by-step trouble-shooting path for each scenario. Table of Contents: Gas Furnace Faults 1. Loose white wire on inducer motor. 2. Loose black wire on inducer motor. 3. Faulty inducer motor. 4. IFC inducer motor circuit fault. 5. IFC ignitor circuit fault. 6. IFC terminal W loose. 7. IFC Terminal R loose. 8. Dirty air filter. 9. IFC line H loose. 10. IFC line N loose. 11. Faulty ignitor. 12. Faulty pressure switch. 13. Faulty thermostat. 14. Faulty transformer. 15. Tripped circuit breaker. 16. Faulty flame sensor. 17. Low gas supply pressure. 18. Faulty gas valve. 19. Faulty blower motor. 20. Faulty blower motor capacitor. 21. Obstructed return airflow duct. 22. Thermostat terminal W loose.
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By: Delmar Cengage Learning.   2012-07-17

HVAC Systems Design Handbook, Fifth Edition (Mechanical Engineering)

A complete, fully revised HVAC design reference

Thoroughly updated with the latest codes, technologies, and practices, this all-in-one resource provides details, calculations, and specifications for designing efficient and effective residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC systems.

HVAC Systems Design Handbook, Fifth Edition, features new information on energy conservation and computer usage for design and control, as well as the most recent International Code Council (ICC) Mechanical Code requirements. Detailed illustrations, tables, and essential HVAC equations are also included. This comprehensive guide contains everything you need to design, operate, and maintain peak-performing HVAC systems.

Coverage includes:

  • Load calculations
  • Air- and fluid-handling systems
  • Central plants
  • Automatic controls
  • Equipment for cooling, heating, and air handling
  • Electrical features of HVAC systems
  • Design documentation--drawings and specifications
  • Construction through operation
  • Technical report writing
  • Engineering fundamentals-fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, psychrometrics, sound and vibration
  • Indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Sustainable HVAC systems
  • Smoke management
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By: McGraw-Hill Education.   2009-10-30

Electrical Wiring Residential
ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E, updated to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code, is a bestselling book that will help you learn the basics of residential wiring in both new and existing homes. This book uses a practical approach and comprehensive coverage to guide you step-by-step through the critical tasks and responsibilities that face today's professional residential electricians. With coverage of energy conservation laws like Title 24, as well as today's important concepts such as ground fault circuit interrupters, smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide alarms, 2011 NEC requirements for house wiring, and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, you can feel confident you are getting the very latest in industry standards and procedures. A unique feature of ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL, 17E is the sets of plans in the back of the book that offers you opportunities for hands-on practice in interpreting and applying Code requirements, making this an ideal resource for those who will work in the residential electrical industry. This book also contains updated Illustrations coordinated with the latest NEC regulations.
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By: Delmar Cengage Learning.   2011-01-01

The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds
Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit--in just 4 weeks.

Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)-he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344's dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you'll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This invaluable guide features: **Dozens of easy, mouthwatering recipes-from pancakes to pizza, Tex-Mex favorites to knockout chocolate desserts-that will keep you looking forward to every bite **Pantry-stocking tips will take the panic out of inevitable cravings and on-the-fly meals **Guidelines on menu choices that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever you want **Rip's simple, firefighter-inspired exercise program that will boost your metabolism and melt your fat away.

Medically approved, easy-to-follow, and amazingly effective, this diet is designed for anyone who wants to make heroic strides in his or her health, weight, and well-being-all without heroic effort.

"Want to be as strong as a Texas firefighter? Or as healthy as a professional triathlete? Then follow the wonderful advice of Rip Esselstyn, who is both. His book can save your life--whether you're a man or a woman. Highly recommended!" -Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, U of California SF, author, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
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By: Grand Central Life & Style.   2017-12-26

The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City--and Determined the Future of Cities
A revealing account of the first time computer modeling met City Hall -- and the disaster that ensued

In 1968, New York City struck a deal with the RAND Corporation to use their computer models to establish more efficient public services and save millions of dollars, beginning their first civilian effort with the FDNY. Over the next decade a series of fires swept through New York, displacing more than 600,000 people, all thanks to the intentional withdrawal of fire protection from the city's poorest neighborhoods -- and all based on RAND's computer modeling systems.

In The Fires, journalist Joe Flood provides an X-ray of the inner workings of New York City in the 1970s and of all modern cities, using the dramatic story of a pair of mayors, an ambitious Fire Commissioner, and an even more ambitious think tank to illuminate the patterns and formulas that are now inextricably woven into the very fabric of the modern urban experience.
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By: Riverhead Books.   2011-04-05

Insider Secrets Of The HVAC Experts: How to save hundreds in repair bills by troubleshooting and fixing the most common HVAC problems yourself!
With over 50 years of combined HVAC industry experience, Gus Christofi and his son George Christofi have seen virtually every type of repair problem imaginable. But the ones that trouble them the most are those that their clients could have fixed themselves in just minutes. Simple problems they have seen over and over which homeowners could have identified and fixed quickly if they had the information in this book.
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By: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.   2016-12-27

Ford Explorer & Mercury Mountaineer Haynes Repair Manual (2002-2010)
Complete coverage for your Ford Explorer & Mercury Mountaineer for 2002 - 2010 (excluding Explorer Sport Trac): Routine Maintenance, Tune-up procedures, Engine repair, Cooling and heating, Air Conditioning, Fuel and exhaust, Emissions control, Ignition, Brakes, Suspension and steering, Electrical systems, and Wiring diagrams
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