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By Edward G. Pita P.E.

Utilizing at the very least arithmetic, this e-book explores the elemental thoughts of air con and their program to systems—explaining all techniques in a transparent, useful demeanour, and targeting difficulties and examples mostly encountered at the activity. This booklet comprises the newest and industry-wide accredited details on load calculations, layout facts, gear info, and use of the net. particular bankruptcy themes hide the scope and makes use of of air con; actual ideas; heating a lot; furnaces and boilers; hydronic piping platforms and terminal devices; cooling load calculations; psychrometrics; fluid move in piping and ducts; piping, valves, ducts, and insulation; lovers and air distribution units; centrifugal pumps, enlargement tanks, and venting; air con platforms and kit; refrigeration platforms and kit; computerized controls; power usage and conservation; instrumentation, checking out, and balancing; and making plans and designing the HVAC process; and sun heating and cooling platforms. For consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, HVAC engineers, designers, undertaking managers, and amenities managers.

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Efforts are being made to shorten this time frame. Consequently, other refrigerants with good thermophysical properties which satisfy the new environmental restrictions must be made available to replace those phased out. Identification and testing of substitute refrigerants has become a top 26 PASSIVE COOLING OF BUILDINGS priority to the air-conditioning and refriger3tion industry. Partially halogenated refrigerants (hydrogenated chlorofluorocarbons), such as HCFC-22, are considered safer. Refrigerants not containing chlorine (hydrogenated fluorocarbons), such as HFC-152a and 134a are safest.

In addition to all this, the properly operating units and the continuous promotion of sales by the well established major air-conditioning companies created a more serious, and, it appears permanent, negative effect. Clearly, the impact of this increase on electrical energy consumption has been alarming. During this period, the peak electric energy load in Greece occurred, for the first time, during the summer [64]. Similar trends have also been observed in most southern regions in Europe, the USA [65], Japan and the Middle East.

They have been proved to be a viable technology and are especially attractive because of their low capital, operational and maintenance costs. For a detailed overview of current practice in the use of natural ventilation in passive cooling, the reader should also refer to [9, 10, 79] and Chapter 9. CONCLUSIONS Natural and passive cooling techniques in buildings have been proved successful through numerous demonstration and pilot projects. They exhibit a high potential for reducing the energy consumption for cooling in commercial and residential buildings, which represents a significant percentage of the total energy consumption in buildings.

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