ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND TECHNICAL DATA MANUAL IN CD FORMAT 

 

The only one of its kind in South Africa with all the relevant information for South Africa.
sairacdatacdThe data manual is written in the form of a disc-based website that starts with a dynamic index. This makes it very easy to find information on any topic just by clicking on the hot links, much like a text book. The object is not to teach refrigeration and air conditioning, rather it is to provide a rich source of reference material. Some of the information is better handled by software and where appropriate, we have included a number of software programs. Some of these are: a psychrometric chart generator, refrigerant properties, heat transfer coefficient calculator and a world locations database. The contents cover a broad range of subjects highly relevant to HVAC & R. 

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Technical Data CD  Index

1. Thermal Principles

  • Principles of Thermodynamics
  • Energy
  • Heat
  • Specific Heat
  • Sensible Heat
  • Latent Heat
  • Total Heat
  • Temperature and its Measurement
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics

2. Heat Transfer

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation

3. Psychrometrics of Moist Air

  • Properties of Moist Air
  • Psychrometric Processess
  • Psychrometric Data
  • Psychrometric Charts
  • Gases of the air

4. Comfort Condtions and Indoor Air Quality

  • Introduction
  • Air Purification Methods
  • Human Body Energy Balance
  • Role of Clothing
  • Prediction of Human Thermal Comfort

5.  Air  Filtration

  • Air Filtration Standards
  • Filter Selection
  • Particulate Removal
  • Particle Classification
  • Data Tables and Figures

6.  Ventilation

  • Building Ventilation
  • Extract
  • Air Curtains
  • Air Distribution

 7.  Design Data

  • Design Criteria
  • Cooling Load Check Figures
  • Outdoor Design Conditions
  • Heat Gain from People
  • Heat Gain from Internal Sources
  • Heat Transfer Characteristics of Building Materials
  • Building Element Properties
  • Calculation of U-Value
  • Surface Resistance
  • Air Spaces

 8.    Solar Radiation

  • Solar Angles
  • Shading Devices
  • Solar Intensity
  • Software Solutions

 9.    Insulation

  • Insulation Handbook

 10.  Moisture Transfer in Building Structures

  • Thermal and Water Vapor Transmission Data
  • Vapor Barriers

11.   Air-Conditioning Systems

  • Single Zone Systems
  • Outdoor-Air Control
  • Multi-Zone Systems
  • Variable Air Volume
  • Terminal Reheat
  • Dual Duct
  • Unitary Systems

 12.   Duct System

  • Duct Design
  • Pressure Drops in Straight Ducts
  • The Moody Diagram
  • Duct System Resistance
  • Circular Equivalent of Rectangular Ducts
  • Duct Sizing Software
  • Fitting Loss Coefficients
  • Airflow through a converging nozzle
  • Sudden Enlargement
  • Fitting Selection by Software
  • Duct Sizing Methods
  • Equal Friction
  • Static Regain
  • Velocity Method
  • Duct Network Software
  • Fan Laws
  • Air Distribution in Rooms

 13.   Water Pipe Sizing

  • Water Flow in pipes
  • D’Arcy Weisbach equation
  • The Moody Diagram
  • Resistance Coefficients of Pipe Fittings and Valves
  • Friction Loss in Commercial Steel Pipes
  • Friction Loss for Water in Copper Tubes
  • Pipe System Design Chart
  • Estimated Requirements to Prevent Freezing of Water in Pipes
  • Sizing Water Pipe Systems using Software

 14.  Heat and Cooling Coils

  • LMTD Method
  • Effectiveness Method
  • Step by Step Simulation
  • Dealing with condensation
  • Reference e-Ntu Method

 15.  Electrics and Controls

  • Basics of Controls
  • Electric Formulae
  • Electric Motor Ratings
  • Wire Size

 16.  Mechanical Refrigeration

  • Mechanical Vapor Compression Cycle
  • Saturated Refrigerant Tables
  • Refrigerant P-h Diagrams
  • Refrigerant Pipe Size
  • CO2 Refrigeration
  • Refrigeration Training Software

 17.  Compressors

  • Types of compressors
  • Reciprocating compressors
  • Hermetically sealed compressor
  • Semi-Hermetic compressor
  • Twin Screw compressors
  • Rotary Vane compressors
  • Contrifugal compressors
  • Identifying Compressor Failures

 18.  Cold Rooms

  • Load Calculations
  • Wall heat gain
  • Infiltration
  • Pulldown load
  • Product Freezing
  • Product Respiration
  • Occupancy Load
  • Lightning Load
  • Appliance Load
  • Common Insulating Materials
  • Heat Equivalent of Electric Motors
  • Food Processing
    • Unit Operations
    • Food Properties

19. Absorption Refrigeration

  • Simple Theoretical Absorption Cycle
  • Binary Mixtures
  • Lithium Bromide / Water Chiller
  • Ammonia Properties

20. Heat Pump Design

  • Introduction
  • Reverse Cycle
  • Refrigerant Properties
  • Designing Heat Pumps with Software

21. Direct Contact Cooling Systems

  • Cooling Towers
  • Calculating the duty of a cooling tower
  • Manufacturers Ratings
  • Evaporative Coolers
  • Cross-Flow Conditions

22. Evaporative Condensers

  • System Description
  • Selection Guide

23. Noise and Vibration

  • Acoustics
  • Noise Ratings Curves
  • Recommended NC Levels
  • Adding Sound Levels
  • Typical Sound Power Output
  • Attenuation of lined ducting
  • Material Absorption Coefficients
  • Vibration Isolation
  • Anti-Vibration Mountings and Hangers

 24. Water Treatment

  • Why water is used for cooling
  • Evaporative compared to once-through cooling water
  • Problems which Arise in Cooling Towers
  • Evaporative compared to Dry cooling
  • Evaporative Cooling Units
  • Simplified Classification of Cooling Towers
  • Closed cooling water circuits including Chilled water circuits
  • Potential Problems in Closed and Chilled Water Systems

25. Refrigerants

  • Introduction
  • Notation
  • Evaluating Refrigerant Performance
  • Alternative Refrigerants
  • Retrofitting
  • Thermodynamic Properties
  • Safe Handling
  • Lubricating Oils
  • Data Summary

26.  Fault Finding

  • Trouble Shooting Industrial Refrigeration Equipment
  • Trouble Shooting Airconditioning Equipment
  • Identifying Compressor Failures

27.  Environmental Protection

  • Refrigerant phase out
  • Problems with the recovery of refrigerants
  • Problems associated with the “new” refrigerants
  • Montreal Protocal Handbook

28.  Rules of Thumb

  • Equations
  • Cooling Load Check Figures
  • Diffuser Quick Selector
  • Electrical wire sizing
  • General notes and articles

29. Software Tools

  • Moist Air State Calculator
  • Air Conditions specification
  • Duty Calculator (Psychrometric Process)
  • Psychrometric Chart Plotter
  • Duct Fittings Viewer
  • Refrigerant Mollier Chart
  • Wall Builder (U Value Calculator)
  • World Locations Database
  • World Time Zones
  • Text Editor (INI format)

 

Appendices

1. Water and Steam Tables

  • Thermodynamic Properties of Water at Saturation
  • Enthalpy of Water
  • Water Transport Properties
  • Diffusion of Water in Air

 2.  Ammonia

  • Ammonia – Chemical of the Week

 3. Secondary Coolants

  • Calcium Chloride Brine
  • Ethylene and Propylene Glycol

 4. Standards

  • SABS Standards
  • HVAC Related SABS Standards
  • SARACCA Ducting Specifications
  • SMACNA Duct Standard

 5. Copper 

  • The Copper Tube Handbook
  • Copper and Copper Alloy Tube, Pipe and Fittings
  • Guide Specification for Copper and Copper Alloy Building Piping Systems

 6. Moist Air

  • Properties of Moist Air
  • Air Property Tables
  • Basic Psychrometry – Gases of the Air

 7. Ambient Conditions

  • Weather Database (Software)
  • Wind Scale
  • South African Climate

 8. Power Supplies

  • Power Supplies around the World
  • Plug Types

 9. Physical Properties

  • Properties of Vapors
  • Properties of Liquids
  • Properties of Solids

 10. Unit Systems and Notation

  • Definitions of Terms
  • Letter symbols and dimensionless numbers
  • Abbreviations for text drawings and computer programs
  • Conversion Factors
  • Greek Alphabet

 11.  General

  • Refrigeration – Frequently asked Questions
  • Silencers

 12.  Chemistry

  • Chemical Elements

 13.  Math

  • Areas and Volumes
  • Numerical Methods

 14.  Steel Pipe

  • Nominal Dimensions

 15.  Welding

  • Basic principles of welding
  • Some elementary aspects of electricity
  • Machines and electrodes
  • Practice safe working habits
  • Let’s start welding
  • Making various welded joints
  • Avoiding defective welds
  • Heat and distortion
  • Weldability of metals and alloys
  • What is the metal
  • Arc cutting of metals
  • Carbon arc
  • Some workshop hints on joint preparation
  • Hard surfacing

 16.  On-Line Links

  • SAIRAC Home Page
  • ASHRAE Home Page
  • Library Search
  • Ananzi Search Engine
  • Google Search Engine

17.  Engineering Notes

  • The Alder Files
  • Engineers Toolbox
  • Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating

 

 

Technical Data CD  Index

 

1.    Thermal Principles

·         Principles of Thermodynamics

·         Energy

·         Heat

·         Specific Heat

·         Sensible Heat

·         Latent Heat

·         Total Heat

·         Temperature and its Measurement

·         Second Law of Thermodynamics

 

2.    Heat Transfer

·         Conduction

·         Convection

·         Radiation

 

3.    Psychrometrics of Moist Air

·         Properties of Moist Air

·         Psychrometric Processess

·         Psychrometric Data

·         Psychrometric Charts

·         Gases of the air

 

4.    Comfort Condtions and Indoor Air Quality

·         Introduction

·         Air Purification Methods

·         Human Body Energy Balance

·         Role of Clothing

·         Prediction of Human Thermal Comfort

 

5.  Air  Filtration

·         Air Filtration Standards

·         Filter Selection

·         Particulate Removal

·         Particle Classification

·         Data Tables and Figures

6.  Ventilation

·         Building Ventilation

·         Extract

·         Air Curtains

·         Air Distribution

 

7.  Design Data

·         Design Criteria

·         Cooling Load Check Figures

·         Outdoor Design Conditions

·         Heat Gain from People

·         Heat Gain from Internal Sources

·         Heat Transfer Characteristics of Building Materials

·         Building Element Properties

·         Calculation of U-Value

·         Surface Resistance

·         Air Spaces

                  

8.    Solar Radiation

·         Solar Angles

·         Shading Devices

·         Solar Intensity

·         Software Solutions

 

9.    Insulation

·         Insulation Handbook

 

10.   Moisture Transfer in Building Structures

·         Thermal and Water Vapor Transmission Data

·         Vapor Barriers

11.   Air-Conditioning Systems

·         Single Zone Systems

·         Outdoor-Air Control

·         Multi-Zone Systems

·         Variable Air Volume

·         Terminal Reheat

·         Dual Duct

·         Unitary Systems

 

                     12.   Duct System

·         Duct Design

·         Pressure Drops in Straight Ducts

·         The Moody Diagram

·         Duct System Resistance

·         Circular Equivalent of Rectangular Ducts

·         Duct Sizing Software

·         Fitting Loss Coefficients

·         Airflow through a converging nozzle

·         Sudden Enlargement

·         Fitting Selection by Software

·         Duct Sizing Methods

·         Equal Friction

·         Static Regain

·         Velocity Method

·         Duct Network Software

·         Fan Laws

·         Air Distribution in Rooms

 

13.   Water Pipe Sizing

·         Water Flow in pipes

·         D’Arcy Weisbach equation

·         The Moody Diagram

·         Resistance Coefficients of Pipe Fittings and Valves

·         Friction Loss in Commercial Steel Pipes

·         Friction Loss for Water in Copper Tubes

·         Pipe System Design Chart

·         Estimated Requirements to Prevent Freezing of Water in Pipes

·         Sizing Water Pipe Systems using Software

 

14.   Heat and Cooling Coils

·         LMTD Method

·         Effectiveness Method

·         Step by Step Simulation

·         Dealing with condensation

·         Reference e-Ntu Method

 

15.   Electrics and Controls

·         Basics of Controls

·         Electric Formulae

·         Electric Motor Ratings

·         Wire Size

 

16.   Mechanical Refrigeration

·         Mechanical Vapor Compression Cycle

·         Saturated Refrigerant Tables

·         Refrigerant P-h Diagrams

·         Refrigerant Pipe Size

·         CO2 Refrigeration

·         Refrigeration Training Software

 

17.   Compressors

·         Types of compressors

·         Reciprocating compressors

·         Hermetically sealed compressor

·         Semi-Hermetic compressor

·         Twin Screw compressors

·         Rotary Vane compressors

·         Contrifugal compressors

·         Identifying Compressor Failures

 

 

18.   Cold Rooms

·         Load Calculations

·         Wall heat gain

·         Infiltration

·         Pulldown load

·         Product Freezing

·         Product Respiration

·         Occupancy Load

·         Lightning Load

·         Appliance Load

·         Common Insulating Materials

·         Heat Equivalent of Electric Motors

Food Processing

·         Unit Operations

·         Food Properties

 

19.  Absorption Refrigeration

·         Simple Theoretical Absorption Cycle

·         Binary Mixtures

·         Lithium Bromide / Water Chiller

·         Ammonia Properties

 

20.  Heat Pump Design

·         Introduction

·         Reverse Cycle

·         Refrigerant Properties

·         Designing Heat Pumps with Software

 

21.  Direct Contact Cooling Systems

·         Cooling Towers

·         Calculating the duty of a cooling tower

·         Manufacturers Ratings

·         Evaporative Coolers

·         Cross-Flow Conditions

 

22.  Evaporative Condensers

·         System Description

·         Selection Guide

 

23.  Noise and Vibration

·         Acoustics

·         Noise Ratings Curves

·         Recommended NC Levels

·         Adding Sound Levels

·         Typical Sound Power Output

·         Attenuation of lined ducting

·         Material Absorption Coefficients

·         Vibration Isolation

·         Anti-Vibration Mountings and Hangers

 

24.  Water Treatment

·         Why water is used for cooling

·         Evaporative compared to once-through cooling water

·         Problems which Arise in Cooling Towers

·         Evaporative compared to Dry cooling

·         Evaporative Cooling Units

·         Simplified Classification of Cooling Towers

·         Closed cooling water circuits including Chilled water circuits

·         Potential Problems in Closed and Chilled Water Systems

 

25.  Refrigerants

·         Introduction

·         Notation

·         Evaluating Refrigerant Performance

·         Alternative Refrigerants

·         Retrofitting

·         Thermodynamic Properties

·         Safe Handling

·         Lubricating Oils

·         Data Summary

 

26.   Fault Finding

·         Trouble Shooting Industrial Refrigeration Equipment

·         Trouble Shooting Airconditioning Equipment

·         Identifying Compressor Failures

 

27.   Environmental Protection

·         Refrigerant phase out

·         Problems with the recovery of refrigerants

·         Problems associated with the “new” refrigerants

·         Montreal Protocal Handbook

 

28.   Rules of Thumb

·         Equations

·         Cooling Load Check Figures

·         Diffuser Quick Selector

·         Electrical wire sizing

·         General notes and articles

 

29.  Software Tools

·         Moist Air State Calculator

·         Air Conditions specification

·         Duty Calculator (Psychrometric Process)

·         Psychrometric Chart Plotter

·         Duct Fittings Viewer

·         Refrigerant Mollier Chart

·         Wall Builder (U Value Calculator)

·         World Locations Database

·         World Time Zones

·         Text Editor (INI format)

 

Appendices

1.     Water and Steam Tables

·         Thermodynamic Properties of Water at Saturation

·         Enthalpy of Water

·         Water Transport Properties

·         Diffusion of Water in Air

 

2.      Ammonia

·         Ammonia – Chemical of the Week

 

3.     Secondary Coolants

·         Calcium Chloride Brine

·         Ethylene and Propylene Glycol

 

4.    Standards

·         SABS Standards

·         HVAC Related SABS Standards

·         SARACCA Ducting Specifications

·         SMACNA Duct Standard

 

5.     Copper

·         The Copper Tube Handbook

·         Copper and Copper Alloy Tube, Pipe and Fittings

·         Guide Specification for Copper and Copper Alloy Building Piping Systems

 

6.    Moist Air

·         Properties of Moist Air

·         Air Property Tables

·         Basic Psychrometry – Gases of the Air

 

7.    Ambient Conditions

·         Weather Database (Software)

·         Wind Scale

·         South African Climate

 

8.    Power Supplies

·         Power Supplies around the World

·         Plug Types

 

9.    Physical Properties

·         Properties of Vapors

·         Properties of Liquids

·         Properties of Solids

 

10.  Unit Systems and Notation

·         Definitions of Terms

·         Letter symbols and dimensionless numbers

·         Abbreviations for text drawings and computer programs

·         Conversion Factors

·         Greek Alphabet

 

11.   General

·         Refrigeration – Frequently asked Questions

·         Silencers

 

12.   Chemistry

·         Chemical Elements

 

13.   Math

·         Areas and Volumes

·         Numerical Methods

 

14.   Steel Pipe

·         Nominal Dimensions

 

15.   Welding

·         Basic principles of welding

·         Some elementary aspects of electricity

·         Machines and electrodes

·         Practice safe working habits

·         Let’s start welding

·         Making various welded joints

·         Avoiding defective welds

·         Heat and distortion

·         Weldability of metals and alloys

·         What is the metal

·         Arc cutting of metals

·         Carbon arc

·         Some workshop hints on joint preparation

·         Hard surfacing

 

16.   On-Line Links

·         SAIRAC Home Page

·         ASHRAE Home Page

·         Library Search

·         Ananzi Search Engine

·         Google Search Engine

17.   Engineering Notes

·         The Alder Files

·         Engineers Toolbox

·         Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating

 

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ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND TECHNICAL DATA MANUAL IN CD FORMAT
To purchase or for further information please contact Marlene Gamble Email: nationalsecretary@sairac.co.za

 

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