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By Jodi Scott - Ashrae. ATLANTA – Revisions to the majority of chapters, including major updates related to thermal storage and district heating and cooling, are included in the newly published 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 percent 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 andDistrict 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 likely will impact many users include Chapter 19, Duct Construction, extensive revisions on system leakage and air dispersion systems; Chapter 33, Furnaces, updates for current technology and efficiency requirements; and Chapter 49, Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps, new information on U.S. regional appliance efficiency standards.
Other revisions and additions include:
The volume is being published in a bound print volume and in electronic format on a CD-ROM and online, in two editions: one using inch-pound (I-P) units of measurement, the other using the International System of Units (SI).
The new 2016 volume also is 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.
To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 678-539-2129, or visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore.
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