Geared toward the HVAC professional, this 469-page book
consists of 24 easy-to-read chapters, contains over 90 diagrams
and illustrations, and includes an 18-page Glossary. The book
details practical methods of control and defines the role of HVAC
controls in simple-to-understand terms. The author brings his
contracting experience to this writing, and offers practical
approaches to control systems issues. Electrical, electronic, and
microprocessor-based controls and control systems are all
considered. The prime purposes of this book are 1) to take a
concise look at HVAC controls and controls methods, and 2) to
explore the various mechanical systems installed in this day and
age, and discover how these systems are best controlled, using
practical “real world” methods and controls. This book is offered as
a practical resource to controls contracting, providing basic rules,
equipment guidelines, rules of thumb, pros and cons, do’s and don’
ts, etc. It will serve to give the non-controls oriented HVAC
professional a solid foundation and well-rounded understanding of
the role of controls in mechanical systems design and installation.
Students, contractors, and consultants alike can all benefit from the
material contained in this “handbook” of mechanical systems and
practical controls.
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