该知道的都知道，ASHRAE Handbook内容四年一个周期，交替出版。最近的一个周期是：2010 Refrigeration，2009 Fundamentals，2008 HVAC Systems and Equipment，2007 HVAC Applications。这本是2008年的！
ASHRAE：American Society of Heating，Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc (美国采暖、制冷与空调工程师学会)
The 2008 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment discusses various systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) that comprise them, and describes features and differences. This information helps system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume’s chapters in both I-P and SI units.
This edition includes two new chapters, described as follows:
Chapter 16, Ultraviolet Lamp Systems, includes a review of the fundamentals of UVC germicidal energy’s impact on microorganisms; how UVC lamps generate germicidal radiant energy; common approaches to the application of UVGI systems for upper-air room, in-duct, and surface cleansing; and a review of human safety and maintenance issues.
Chapter 17, Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling (CTIC), provides a detailed discussion of how CTIC is used to help improve combustion turbine performance.
Some of the revisions and additions to the remainder of the volume are as follows:
Chapters 1 to 5 have each been revised to include new system and process flow diagrams, plus new discussion content on commissioning, building automation, maintenance management, sustainability/green design, security, and various systems (e.g., underfloor air distribution, chilled beams).
Chapter 7, Combined Heat and Power Systems, formerly entitled Cogeneration Systems and Engine and Turbine Drives, was reorganized, as well as updated for new technology.
Chapter 11, District Heating and Cooling, has new guidance on construction cost considerations, central plants, and distribution systems.
Chapter 12, Hydronic Heating and Cooling, has revised text and figures on all aspects of system design, including design procedure, water temperatures, heat transfer, distribution losses, constant- and variable-speed pumping, sizing control valves, and terminal units.
Chapter 18, Duct Construction, has new guidance for installation of flexible ducts.
Chapter 19, Room Air Distribution Equipment, was reorganized to coordinate with its companion chapter in HVAC Applications, with added content on equipment for stratified and partially stratified systems.
Chapter 24, Mechanical Dehumidifiers and Related Components, has new content on installation and service, indoor pool dehumidifiers, and application considerations for various equipment types.
Chapter 30, Automatic Fuel-Burning Systems, extensively reorganized and revised, contains updated information on new technology and code requirements.
Chapter 31, Boilers, has new material on condensing boilers, burner types, and operating and safety controls.
Chapter 32, Furnaces, has been thoroughly revised to reflect new technology and code requirements.
Chapter 34, Chimney, Vent, and Fireplace Systems, has been reorganized for clarity and has new content on designing fireplaces and their chimneys.
Chapter 36, Solar Energy Equipment, has been reorganized and has new content on photovoltaic systems and testing/rating.
Chapter 37, Compressors, has been reorganized and has updates on bearings and variable-speed drive technology.
Chapter 38, Condensers, contains revised content on air-cooled condensers, particularly on type descriptions, heat transfer, pressure drop, testing/rating, and installation and maintenance.
Chapter 40, Evaporative Air Cooling Equipment, has a rewritten section on indirect coolers.
Chapter 42, Liquid-Chilling Systems, has new discussion on both refrigerant selection and variable-flow chilled-water systems, as well as new and improved figures.
Chapter 44, Motors, Motor Controls, and Variable-Speed Drives, has updates for new technology and codes.
Chapter 48, Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps, has new content on multisplit units, variable-refrigerant-flow (VRF) equipment, certification, and sustainability.
This volume is published, both as a bound print volume and in electronic format on a CD-ROM, in two editions: one using inch-pound (I-P) units of measurement, the other using the International System of Units (SI).
Reader comments are enthusiastically invited. To suggest improvements for a chapter, please comment using the form on the ASHRAE Web site or write to Handbook Editor, ASHRAE, 1791 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329, or fax 678-539-2187, or e-mail email@example.com.
AIR-CONDITIONING AND HEATING SYSTEMS
1. HVAC System Analysis and Selection
2. Decentralized Heating and Cooling
3. Central Heating and Cooling Plants
4. Air Handling and Distribution
5. In-Room Terminal Systems
6. Panel Heating and Cooling
7. Combined Heat and Power Systems
8. Applied Heat Pump and Heat Recovery Systems
9. Small Forced-Air Heating and Cooling Systems
10. Steam Systems
11. District Heating and Cooling
12. Hydronic Heating and Cooling
13. Condenser Water Systems
14. Medium- and High-Temperature Water Heating
15. Infrared Radiant Heating
16. Ultraviolet Lamp Systems
17. Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling
AIR-HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS
18. Duct Construction
19. Room Air Distribution Equipment
22. Air-Cooling and Dehumidifying Coils
23. Desiccant Dehumidification and Pressure-Drying Equipment
24. Mechanical Dehumidifiers and Related Components
25. Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Equipment
26. Air-Heating Coils
27. Unit Ventilators, Unit Heaters, and Makeup Air Units
28. Air Cleaners for Particulate Contaminants
29. Industrial Gas Cleaning and Air Pollution Control Equipment
HEATING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS
30. Automatic Fuel-Burning Systems
33. Residential In-Space Heating Equipment
34. Chimney, Vent, and Fireplace Systems
35. Hydronic Heat-Distributing Units and Radiators
36. Solar Energy Equipment
COOLING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS
39. Cooling Towers
40. Evaporative Air-Cooling Equipment
41. Liquid Coolers
42. Liquid-Chilling Systems
43. Centrifugal Pumps
44. Motors, Motor Controls, and Variable-Speed Drives
45. Pipes, Tubes, and Fittings
47. Heat Exchangers
PACKAGED, UNITARY, AND SPLIT-SYSTEM EQUIPMENT
48. Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
49. Room Air Conditioners and Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners
50. Thermal Storage
51. Codes and Standards