Testing and Balancing HVAC Air and Water Systems 5th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1482255676
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- 389 pages
- Publisher: Fairmont Press; 5 edition (May 23, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1482255677
- ISBN-13: 978-1482255676
Thoroughly revised, this book provides the reader with an understanding of the principles and practices of testing and balancing (TAB) heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) air and water systems. For the novice and the experienced testing and balancing technician, it is a field reference book of procedures, equations, and information tables.
Divided into five parts, Part I has general and specific balancing procedures for constant air volume systems, variable air volume systems, return air systems, and fans and fan performance. Part II covers testing and balancing fume hood systems and cleanrooms, commissioning HVAC systems, centrifugal pumps and pump performance, analog and digital controls and water balancing procedures using flow meters, system components, and temperatures. Part III covers fans, pumps, air distribution, water distribution, motors, electrical, fluid flow, psychrometrics, refrigeration, and instrument usage and care. Part IV includes equations and tables. New to this edition, Part V has information and additional test and balance procedures and graphics for chapters 1-7 and 13-14. TAB Data and Test forms are in the new addendum as well.
• Provides the readers with revised information about the principles and practices of testing and balancing (TAB) heating
• Represents a field reference guide for both the novice and experienced testing and balancing technician
• Includes a new section with information and additional test and balance procedures and graphics
More about the author
Sam Sugarman, Sugarman Consulting, is the author of the Certified Testing-Adjusting-Balancing Professional Achievement (CTAB) program and is the Board Chairman of the International Registry of CTAB Professionals
Mr. Sugarman has 40 years experience of hands-on testing and evaluation of HVAC systems from small commercial to nuclear power plants. Using this experience he has taught over 250 training programs and seminars and authored numerous articles, books, certification exams, manuals and video scripts on HVAC system design and optimization, evaluation and performance testing, air and water test and balance, clean room and laboratory fume hood test and certification, energy management and retrofit, indoor air quality testing, and commissioning.
As an adjunct faculty member at San Diego City College Environmental Technologies Department, Mr. Sugarman taught fluid flow dynamics and advanced refrigeration courses for 18 years. Before retiring he held teaching credentials from California and Washington and certifications as a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager.
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