air conditioning system design pdf

Air conditioning is no longer regarded as the luxury that it once was, and there is now an increasing demand for applications ranging through domestic, commercial, industrial, and transport and for specialized installations such as hospitals, research facilities, data centres, and clean rooms. The engineering systems in modern buildings and installations make a significant contribution to the overall building performance in terms of energy use.

Systems need to be increasingly sophisticated in their design, installation, operation, control, and maintenance at a time when there is increasing pressure for greater energy efficiency.

This has led to a demand for more qualified engineers and other professionals involved in building design. All those involved need to understand the underlying principles of the topics covered in this volume.

The book, which is a complete revision of Roger’s previous work
published by Batsford in 1991, contains new chapters on unitary systems
and chilled beams. It provides a good technical foundation of building
service engineering and covers significant proportions of the syllabus
requirements of academic courses in this discipline.

The theoretical coverage
is backed with relevant worked examples and the use of data from the latest
editions of CIBSE and ASHRAE publications, which should make this text
appeal to students and practising professionals in both Europe and North

The author is well qualified in this discipline having taught the subject for
more than 30 years at the Institute of Environmental Engineering (formerly
the National College for Heating, Ventilation, Refrigeration and Fan
Engineering, South Bank University, London). In addition, he has used
contributions from key specialists to support specific areas; these included
Associate Prof. Risto Kosonen, Prof. Tim Dwyer, Mr. Terry Welch, Prof.
Ron James, Prof. John Missenden, and Mr. Stan Marchant.