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Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings

ISBN-10: 0130137111
ISBN-13: 9780130137111
Edition: 2nd 2001
List price: $113.40
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Description: Designed to bridge the gap between theory and reality, this text provides an overview of the principles and applications of all basic mechanical and electrical systems.

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Book details

List price: $113.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/31/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

Designed to bridge the gap between theory and reality, this text provides an overview of the principles and applications of all basic mechanical and electrical systems.

Introduction and Overview
The Scope of Building M/E Systems
The Impact on Space Planning
The Impact on Architectural Design
The Impact on Construction Cost
The Impact on High-Rise Building Design
Energy and Energy Conversion
The Impact of Buildings on Global Environment
Environmentally Responsive and Integrated Designs
System Interfacing
Checklist of Building and M/E Requirements
Questions
References
HVAC Fundamentals
Environmental Comfort
Properties of Air-Water Mixtures
Energy Transport in HVAC Systems
HVAC Load Estimation
Calculating Heating Loads
Calculating Cooling Loads
Reference Tables and Figures
Wind Chill Factor (WCF)
Questions
HVAC Delivery Systems
Control of Heating and Cooling
Zoning
Controls and Automation
Commonly Used Systems for Zone Control
Questions
Cooling Production Equipment and Systems
Refrigeration Cycles
Cooling Production Equipment
Direct Expansion (DX) Systems
Chilled-Water Systems
Heat Rejection from Cooling Systems to the Environment
Chilled-Water Plant Design
Questions
Heating Production Equipment and Systems
Types of Heating Systems
Heating Energy Sources
Furnaces and Air Heaters
Boilers
Selection of Medium and Equipment
Auxiliary Systems
Operating and Safety Controls
Heating Plant Design
Questions
Air-Handling Equipment and Systems
Air Handling Equipment
Heat Transfer
Air Cleaning
Air Mixing
Fans
Duct Systems
Air Devices
General Guidelines for Duct System Design
Questions and Exercises
Piping Equipment and Systems
Piping Systems and Components
Pumps
Heat Exchangers
Piping
Questions
Plumbing Equipment and Systems
Water Supply and Treatment
Domestic Water Distribution Systems
Plumbing Fixtures and Components
Planning Plumbing Facilities
Sanitary Drainage Systems
Sewage Treatment and Disposal
Storm Drainage System
Plumbing Services for Other Building Equipment
Questions
References
Fire Protection Equipment and Systems
Classification of Fire and Construction Hazards
Planning for Fire Protection
Fire Safety Design
Fire Detection and Signaling Devices
Fire Alarm Systems
Fire Suppression Systems
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
Smoke Controls
Summary
Questions
References
Introduction to Electricity
Direct Current (DC)
Direct Current Generation
Alternating Current (AC)
Advantages of AC over DC Systems
AC-to-DC Conversion
Single-Phase versus Three-Phase Alternator
Power and Power Factor
Voltage and Voltage Drop
Summary of Properties
Questions
Power Systems and Equipment
Power Distribution Systems
Voltage Spread and Profile
Grounding
Short-Circuit and Interrupting

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