Facility Piping Systems Handbook for Industrial, Commercial and Healthcare Facilities

Facility Piping Systems Handbook for Industrial, Commercial and Healthcare Facilities

Michael Frankel

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The purpose of this handbook is to provide engineers, students, and others with principles and concepts that will enable them to solve design problems and calculation procedures that are an everyday part of the design for various systems. This handbook reflects the changing code requirements that are a part of the engineering industry. The third edition enables me to continue this idea and enhance the handbook’s reference value.
There have been some major new developments since the publication of the second edition that has made this third edition necessary. New material for swimming pools has been added since this has become part of many client requests for consulting engineers. The chapters for health care facilities have been revised based on the latest edition of NFPA-99, Code for Health Care Facilities, and improved design procedures. The plumbing section has been updated due to the revision of various plumbing codes. Illustrative examples, including step-by-step procedures, have been modernized and enlarged. Most chapters have been updated, mostly due to revised code requirements, but, also, many of the calculations

Facility Piping Systems Handbook for Industrial, Commercial and Healthcare Facilities


Content :
  • Codes and Standards
  • Piping
  • Solid-Liquid Separation and Interceptors
  • Water Treatment and Purification
  • Heat Transfer, Insulation, and Freeze Protection
  • Site Utility Systems
  • Turf Irrigation Systems
  • Cryogenic Storage Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Special Waste Drainage Systems
  • Swimming Pools, Spas, and Water Attractions
  • Liquid Fuel Storage and Dispensing Systems
  • Fuel Gas Systems
  • Compressed Gas Systems
  • Vacuum Air Systems


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Satellite Communications Systems: Systems, Techniques and Technology

Satellite Communications Systems: Systems, Techniques and Technology

Gerard Maral, Michel Bousquet

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Satellite communications are the outcome of research in the area of communications and space
technologies whose objective is to achieve ever increasing ranges and capacities with the lowest
possible costs.
The Second World War stimulated the expansion of two very distinct technologies—missiles
and microwaves. The expertise eventually gained in the combined use of these two techniques
opened up the era of satellite communications. The service provided in this way usefully
complements that previously provided exclusively by terrestrial networks using radio and cables.
The space era started in 1957 with the launching of the first artificial satellite (Sputnik).
Subsequent years have been marked by various experiments including the following: Christmas
greetings from President Eisenhower broadcast by SCORE (1958), the reflecting satellite ECHO
(1960), store-and-forward transmission by the COURIER satellite (1960), powered relay satellites
(TELSTAR and RELAY in 1962) and the first geostationary satellite SYNCOM (1963).
In 1965, the first commercial geostationary satellite INTELSAT I (or Early Bird) inaugurated
the long series of INTELSATs; in the same year, the first Soviet communications satellite of the
MOLNYA series was launched.

The first satellites provided a low capacity at a relatively high cost; for example, INTELSAT I
weighed 68 kg at launch for a capacity of 480 telephone channels and an annual cost of $32 500 per
channel at the time. This cost resulted from a combination of the cost of the launcher, that of the
satellite, the short lifetime of the satellite (1.5 years) and its low capacity. The reduction in cost is
the result of much effort which has led to the production of reliable launchers which can put
heavier and heavier satellites into orbit (typically 5900 kg at launch in 1975, reaching 10 500 kg by
Ariane 5 ECA and 13 000 kg by Delta IV in 2008). In addition, increasing expertise in microwave
techniques has enabled realisation of contoured multibeam antennas whose beams adapt to the
shape of continents, frequency re-use from one beam to the other and incorporation of higher power transmission amplifiers. Increased satellite capacity has led to a reduced cost per telephone
channel.


Satellite Communications Systems: Systems, Techniques and Technology


Content :
  • Introduction
  • Orbits and Related Issues
  • Baseband Signals and Quality of Service
  • Digital Communications Techniques
  • Uplink, Downlink and Overall Link Performance; Intersatellite Links
  • Multiple Access
  • Satellite Networks
  • Earth Stations
  • The Communication Payload
  • The Platform
  • Satellite Installation and Launch Vehicles
  • The Space Environment
  • Reliability of Satellite Communications Systems


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Building Services Handbook Fourth Edition

Building Services Handbook Fourth Edition

Fred Hall, Roger Greeno

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The capital and installation costs of building services in modern buildings can take up 50% of the total construction budget. For highly serviced buildings such as sports centres, this figure can easily exceed 75%. Services can also take up 15% of a building’s volume. Therefore building services
cannot be ignored. Architects have learnt to accept and accommodate the increased need for pipes, ducts and cabling encroaching on to their designs.
Some with reluctance, not least Louis Kahn when writing in World Architecture in 1964: ‘I do not like ducts, I do not like pipes. I hate them so thoroughly, I feel that they have to be given their place. If I just hated them and took no care, I think they would invade the building and completely destroy it.’ Not all architects have chosen to compete with the ducting and mechanical plant. Some have followed the examples of Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers by integrating it with the construction and
making it a feature of the building, viz. the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Lloyds Building in London. Building services are the dynamics in a static structure, providing movement, communications, facilities and comfort. As they are unavoidable, it is imperative that architects, surveyors, builders, structural engineers, planners, estate managers and all those concerned with the construction of buildings have a knowledge and appreciation of the subject.

This book incorporates a wide range of building services. It provides a convenient reference for all construction industry personnel. It is an essential reference for the craftsman, technician, construction site manager, facilities manager and building designer. For students of building crafts,
national certificates and diplomas, undergraduates and professional examinations, this book will substantiate study notes and be an important supplement to lectures. The services included in this book are cold and hot water supplies, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, sanitation, refuse and sewage disposal, gas, electricity, oil installation, fire services, transportation,
accommodation for services, energy recovery and alternative energy. The emphasis throughout is economic use of text with a high proportion of illustrations to show the principles of installation in a comprehensive manner. Where appropriate, subjects are supplemented with references for further reading into legislative and national standards. Most topics have design applications with charts and formulae to calculate plant and equipment ratings or sizes.
Building Services Handbook Fourth Edition


Content :
  • Part One Cold Water and Supply Systems
  • Part Two Hot Water Supply Systems
  • Part Three Heating Systems
  • Part Four Fuel Characteristics and Storage
  • Part Five Ventilation Systems
  • Part Six Air Conditioning
  • Part Seven Drainage Systems, Sewage Treatment and Refuse Disposal
  • Part Eight Sanitary Fitments and Appliances: Discharge and Waste Systems
  • Part Nine Gas Installation, Components and Controls
  • Part Ten Electrical Supply and Installations
  • Part Eleven Mechanical Conveyors † Lifts, Escalators and Travelators
  • Part Twelve Fire Prevention and Control Services
  • Part Thirteen Security Installations
  • Part Fourteen Accommodation for Building Services
  • Part Fifteen Alternative and Renewable Energy


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Handbook of Electric Power Calculations

Handbook of Electric Power Calculations

H. Wayne Beaty

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The Handbook of Electric Power Calculations provides detailed step-by-step calculation
procedures commonly encountered in electrical engineering. The Handbook contains a
wide array of topics and each topic is written by an authority on the subject. The treatment
throughout the Handbook is practical with very little emphasis on theory.
Each of the 20 Sections follows this format:
• Clear statement of the problem.
• Step-by-step calculation procedure.
• Inclusion of suitable graphs and illustrations to clarify the procedure.
• Use of SI and USCS equivalents.

This relatively simple, yet comprehensive format adds greatly to the use of the Handbook
by the engineer or technician. Arithmetic and algebra are employed in the solution
of the majority of the problems. Each section contains a list of references or a bibliography
that is pertinent to the subject matter.

Handbook of Electric Power Calculations


Content :
  • Section 1. Basic Network Analysis
  • Section 2. Instrumentation 
  • Section 3. dc Motors and Generators 
  • Section 4. Transformers 
  • Section 5. Three-Phase Induction Motors 
  • Section 6. Single-Phase Motors 
  • Section 7. Synchronous Machines 
  • Section 8. Generation of Electric Power 
  • Section 9. Overhead Transmission Lines and Underground Cables 
  • Section 10. Electric-Power Networks 
  • Section 11. Load-Flow Analysis in Power Systems 
  • Section 12. Power-Systems Control
  • Section 13. Short-Circuit Computations
  • Section 14. System Grounding
  • Section 15. Power-System Protection
  • Section 16. Power System Stability 
  • Section 17. Cogeneration
  • Section 18. Stationary Batteries
  • Section 19. Electric Energy Economic Methods
  • Section 20. Lighting Design


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Electrical and Electronics Measurements and Instrumentation

Electrical and Electronics Measurements and Instrumentation

Prithwiraj Purkait

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This book can be used as a textbook for the course in electrical and electronics
measurements and instrumentation. It presents a comprehensive treatment of the subject of
electrical and electronics measurements and instrumentation as taught to the
undergraduate students of B.Tech/BE in Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics
Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, and allied branches. The book thus aims at
maintaining balance between these diverse fields of engineering disciplines by drawing
examples from various applications. The prerequisite on the part of the reader is that he or
she should have had introductory courses on linear algebra, basic calculus, vector/phasor
analysis, transform theory, circuit analysis and elementary mechanics. For the students’
interest, appendices on number systems and unit conversions are added at the end.

While conceptualising the text, the authors felt that the scope and method of treatment
could, with advantage, be augmented to suit the requirements of various branches of
engineering. Owing to the rapid advancements taking place in modern electrical and allied
industries, and their interconnection with power systems, the subject of electrical and
electronics measurements is gaining an ever-increasing importance.
As a subject of study, electrical measurement is one of the more traditional fields of
electrical and allied engineering disciplines. However, with progress in technology and
manufacturing expertise, measurements of physical parameters have gained new heights in
terms of state-of-the-art concepts and technologies. This book aims at bridging traditional
concepts with modern technologies of electrical and electronics measurements and
instrumentation.


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Content :
  • Concept of Measurement Systems
  • Analog Meters
  • Instrument Transformers
  • Measurement of Resistance
  • Potentiometers
  • AC Bridges
  • Power Measurement
  • Measurement of Energy
  • Cathode Ray Oscilloscope
  • Electronic Instruments
  • Sensors and Transducers
  • Magnetic Measurements
  • Signal Generators and Analysers
  • Data Acquisition System
  • Recording, Storage and Display Devices
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Microwave and RF Measurement
  • Fibre Optic Measurements


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Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Analysis and Design

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Analysis and Design

Faye C. McQuiston, Jerald D. Parker, Jeffrey D. Spitler

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The text is intended for undergraduate and graduate engineering students who
have completed basic courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and
dynamics. It contains sufficient material for two-semester courses with latitude in
course make-up. Although primarily directed toward classroom teaching, it should
also be useful for continuing education and as a reference.
Two physical changes have been made for this edition. First, the charts that were
previously contained in a pocket inside the back cover are now fold-out perforated
pages in Appendix E. Second, the computer programs and examples previously furnished
on a CD-ROM with the text are now available on the Wiley website
(www.wiley.com/college/mcquiston) by using the registration code included with new
copies of this text. If you purchased a copy of the text that does not contain a registration
code, or if you wish to acquire the software independently of the text, you may
purchase access directly from the website.
The load calculation computer program available on the website has been
enhanced and a number of examples have been placed there to broaden coverage in a
number of chapters.
The cooling load calculation procedures of Chapter 8 have been reorganized to
facilitate different approaches to covering the material. At least three approaches
might be used: first, the heat balance method may be covered only as brief background
material, with emphasis then placed on how to use the HVAC Load Explorer program;
second, the heat balance method may be taught rigorously, although this might be
more feasible for a graduate class; third, the radiant time series method (RTSM) may
be taught independently of the heat balance method. In the last case, a spreadsheet is
now provided at the web site that implements the RTSM and should speed utilization
of the method.
Many other revisions have been made to clarify examples and discussion. Various
material has been updated from the latest ASHRAE Handbooks where needed.
It appears that a complete conversion from English (IP) to the international (SI)
system of units will not soon, if ever, occur in the United States. However, engineers
should be comfortable with both systems of units when they enter practice. Therefore,
this text continues to use them both, with emphasis placed on the English system.
Instructors may blend the two systems as they choose.

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Analysis and Design


Content :
  • Introduction
  • Air-Conditioning Systems
  • Moist Air Properties and Conditioning Processes
  • Comfort and Health—Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Heat Transmission in Building Structures
  • Space Heating Load
  • Solar Radiation
  • The Cooling Load
  • Energy Calculations and Building Simulation
  • Flow, Pumps, and Piping Design
  • Space Air Diffusion
  • Fans and Building Air Distribution
  • Direct Contact Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Extended Surface Heat Exchangers



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Newnes Electrical Engineer’s Handbook

Newnes Electrical Engineer’s Handbook

D.F. Warne

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There seems to be a trend in the public perception of engineering and technology that to be able to operate a piece of equipment or a system is to understand how it works. Nothing could be further from the truth. The gap between the ability to operate and a genuine understanding is, if anything, widening because much of the complexity added to modem electrical equipment has the specific aim of making it operable or ‘user-friendly’ without special training or knowledge.
The need for a basic explanation of principles, leading to a simple description of how various important and common classes of electrical equipment works, has never been stronger. Perhaps more so than in its predecessor, Newnes Electrical Pucker Book, an attempt is made to address fundamentals in this book, and the reader is encouraged to follow through any areas of interest using the references at the end of each chapter. More comprehensive coverage of all the subjects covered in this pocketbook is available in the Newnes Electrical Engineer’s Reference Book.
More so now than ever before, the specification and performance of electrical equipment is governed by national and international standards. While it would be inappropriate in a pocket book to cover standards in any detail, a summary of key standards is included for reference purposes at the end of each chapter.

The structure of the book is based around three groups of chapters, which address:

  • fundamentals and general material
  • the design and operation of the main classes of electrical equipment
  • special technologies which apply to a range of equipment

The first group comprises three chapters which set out fundamentals and principles running through all aspects of electrical technology. The opening chapter deals with fundamentals of electric and magnetic fields and circuits, with energy and power conversion principles.

Newnes Electrical Engineer’s Handbook


Content :
  • Introduction
  • Principles of electrical engineering
  • Materials For electrical engineering
  • Measurement and instrumentation
  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Switchgear
  • Fuses and protection days
  • Wires and cables
  • Motors, motor control and drives
  • Static power supplies
  • Batteries and fuel cells
  • Electroheat
  • The power system
  • Electromagnetic compatiblity
  • Hazardous area equipment


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