Systems focus of new ASHRAE handbook

ASHRAE-HandbookUSA: Updates on thermal storage and district heating and cooling are included in the new 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment.

The volume discusses various systems and the equipment, components or assemblies they comprise. It describes features and differences to help system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment.

“Nearly 90% of the chapters have undergone revision since the 2012 volume was published,” Forrest Yount, volume chair, said. “That means there is a lot of new material for users to become familiar with. Many chapters have incorporated the results of recent research projects funded by ASHRAE.”

The volume contains two major updates to chapters. Chapter 12, District Heating and Cooling, has new content from ASHRAE research project RP-1267 (the new District Heating Guide and District Cooling Guide), while Chapter 51, Thermal Storage, has new content on grid reliability, renewable power integration, heat storage, emergency cooling, water treatment and commissioning.

Other updates that are likely to impact many users include Chapter 19, Duct Construction – extensive revisions on system leakage and air dispersion systems – and Chapter 49, Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps – new information on US regional appliance efficiency standards.

The new 2016 volume is also available as one of the four current volumes included in ASHRAE Handbook Online. Members can subscribe for $33 (list, $289) and get immediate, searchable access to all four volumes in both I-P and SI units.

The cost of the 2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment print bound volume, which also includes the CD is $209, in I-P or SI. The 2016 ASHRAE Handbook CD, which contains both the I-P and SI editions, costs $189.

For further information visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore.


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