HVAC Water Chillers and Cooling Towers: Fundamentals, Application, and Operation

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CRC Press, Apr 4, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 295 pages
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HVAC Water Chillers and Cooling Towers provides fundamental principles and practical techniques for the design, application, purchase, operation, and maintenance of water chillers and cooling towers. Written by a leading expert in the field, the book analyzes topics such as piping, water treatment, noise control, electrical service, and energy efficiency for optimal system and equipment performance and offers extensive checklists, troubleshooting strategies, and reference data, as well as recommended specifications for the procurement of new or replacement equipment. This reference also discusses proper installation and placement of chillers and cooling towers, start-up, and capacity.


 

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Contents

Refrigeration Machines
1
Chiller Configurations
24
Chilled Water System Elements
45
Chiller Controls
62
Thermal Storage
71
Special Chiller Considerations
86
Chiller Operation and Maintenance
95
Buying a Chiller
109
Cooling Tower Controls
179
Condenser Water Treatment
191
Special Tower Considerations
212
Cooling Tower Operation and Maintenance
225
Buying a Cooling Tower
238
InSitu Tower Performance Testing
247
DESIGN AMBIENT WET BULB TEMPERATURES
254
DRAFT SPECIFICATIONS
257

Cooling Tower Fundamentals
115
Cooling Tower Components
129
Tower Configuration and Application
147
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
285
Index
289
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