CIBSE Guide B: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, ISBN-13: 978-1903287583

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CIBSE Guide B: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, ISBN-13: 978-1903287583

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  • 369 pages
  • Publisher: Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903287588
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903287583


The technical content of this combined volume is the same as the five separate sections, with only minor editing to correct errors and to remove obvious duplication between sections. Each section retains its own introduction, following a common format, which sets down a framework for making strategic design decisions. It has been necessary to renumber section headings, tables, equations and figures for consistency within the volume. A single, coherent index has been provided.


1. Heating

  • Introduction
  • Strategic design decisions
  • Design criteria
  • System selection
  • Plant and equipment
  • Fuels
  • References
  • Appendix 1.A1: Example calculations
  • Appendix 1.A2: Sizing and heights of chimneys and flues

2. Ventilation and air conditioning

  • Introduction
  • Integrated approach
  • Requirements
  • Systems
  • Equipment
  • References
  • Appendix 2.A1: Techniques for assessment of ventilation
  • Appendix 2.A2: Psychrometric processes

3. Ductwork

  • Introduction
  • Strategic design issues
  • Design criteria
  • System Selection
  • Ductwork materials and fittings
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Maintenance and cleaning
  • References
  • Bibliography
  • Appendix 3.A1: Recommended sizes for ductwork
  • Appendix 3.A2: Space allowances
  • Appendix 3.A3: Maximum permissible air leakage rates
  • Appendix 3.A4: Summary of fan types and efficiencies
  • Appendix 3.A5: Methods of fire protection
  • Appendix 3.A6: Example calculations

4. Refrigeration and heat rejection

  • Introduction
  • Design strategies
  • Requirements
  • System selection
  • Equipment
  • References
  • Appendix 4.A1: Summary data for refrigerants
  • Appendix 4.A2: Pressure-enthalpy charts for refrigerants

5. Noise and vibration control for HVAC

  • Introduction
  • Summary of noise and vibration problems from HVAC
  • Noise sources in building services
  • Noise control in plant rooms
  • Airflow noise – regeneration of noise in ducts
  • Techniques for control of noise transmission in ducts
  • Room sound levels
  • Transmission of noise to and from the outside
  • Criteria for noise in HVAC systems
  • Noise prediction
  • Vibration problems and control
  • Summary of guidance on noise and vibration control
  • References
  • Appendix 5.A1: Acoustic terminology
  • Appendix 5.A2: Generic formulae for predicting noise from building services plant
  • Appendix 5.A3: Interpreting manufacturers’ noise data
  • Appendix 5.A4: Basic techniques for prediction of room noise levels from HVAC systems
  • Appendix 5.A5: Noise instrumentation
  • Appendix A6: Vibration instrumentation
  • Appendix A7: Direct and reverberant sound in a room
  • Appendix A8: Noise criteria
  • Index

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