Practical Controls: A Guide to Mechanical Systems

  • ID: 575913
  • Book
  • 469 pages
  • The Fairmont Press
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Geared toward the HVAC professional, this book details practical methods of HVAC control, and defines the role of controls in easy-to-understand terms. Drawing from years of hands-on contracting experience, the author shares a wealth of field-tested and proven approaches to control systems issues, spanning the full range of electrical, electronic, and microprocessor-based systems. Written in practical, real-world terms, the presentation first explores each of the various mechanical systems installed in todays facilities, and then takes a concise look at how each of these systems is best controlled using currently available control technologies. The book provides a welcome resource for the HVAC professional, or for anyone involved with controls installation and troubleshooting, covering basic rules and equipment guidelines, as well as "rules of thumb," pros and cons, potential mistakes to avoid.
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1 - Introduction
2 - Mechanical Systems and Equipment Overview
3 - Introduction to Controls: Methods of Control
4 - Sensors and Controllers
5 - End Devices
6 - Common Control Schemes
7 - Intermission
8 - Rooftop Units
9 - Make-up Air Units
10 - Fan Coil Units
11 - Built Up Air Handling Units
12 - RTU Zoning Systems and Stand-Alone Zone Dampers
13 - VAV and Fan Powered Boxes
14 - Reheat Coils
15 - Exhaust Fans and Systems
16 - Pumps and Pumping Systems
17 - Boilers
18 - Chillers
19 - Heat Exchangers
20 - Humidifiers
21 - Unitary Heating Equipment
22 - Computer Room A/C Systems
23 - Water Cooled Systems
24 - Conclusion
Appendices: Formulas, Control Symbols/Abbreviations, Glossary
Index
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