Air Conditioning Engineering

Air Conditioning Engineering

W.P. Jones

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Air conditioning (of which refrigeration is an inseparable part) has its origins in the
fundamental work on thermodynamics which was done by Boyle, Carnot and others in the
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but air conditioning as a science applied to practical
engineering owes much to the ideas and work of Carrier, in the United States of America,
at the beginning of this century. An important stepping stone in the path of progress which
has led to modern methods of air conditioning was the development of the psychrometric
chart, first by Carrier in 1906 and then by Mollier in 1923, and by others since.
The summer climate in North America has provided a stimulus in the evolution of air
conditioning and refrigeration which has put that semi-continent in a leading position
amongst the other countries in the world. Naturally enough, engineering enterprise in this
direction has produced a considerable literature on air conditioning and allied subjects.
The Guide and Data Book published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration
and Air Conditioning has, through the years, been a foremost work of reference but, not
least, the Guide to Current Practice of the Institution of Heating and Ventilation Engineers
has become of increasing value, particularly of course in this country. Unfortunately,
although there exists a wealth of technical literature in textbook form which is expressed
in American terminology and is most useful for application to American conditions, there
is an almost total absence of textbooks on air conditioning couched in terms of British
practice. It is hoped that this book will make good the dificiency.

Air Conditioning Engineering

Content :
  • The Need for Air Conditioning 
  • Fundamental Properties of Air and Water Vapour
  • Mixtures
  • The Psychrometry of Air Conditioning Processes
  • Comfort and Inside Design Conditions
  • Climate and Outside Design Conditions
  • The Choice of Supply Design Conditions 
  • Heat Gains from Solar and Other Sources
  • Cooling Load 
  • The Fundamentals of Vapour Compression
  • Refrigeration
  • Air Cooler Coils
  • The Rejection of Heat from Condensers and Cooling
  • Towers
  • Refrigeration Plant 
  • Automatic Controls
  • Vapour Absorption Refrigeration 
  • Airflow in Ducts and Fan Performance
  • Ventilation and a Decay Equation 
  • Filtration

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