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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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