The Trane Air Conditioning Manual covers both the fundamentals and the practical applications of air conditioning. The manual contains more accurate methods to determine heat gains; a modern presentation of psychometry; information on air distribution; and a section covering current air conditioning systems.
From the Foreword
The Trane Air Conditioning Manual covers both the fundamentals and the practical application of air conditioning. It is a comprehensive textbook for the student and a valuable source and reference book for the professional. In the more than half century since its first printing in 1938, nearly 250,000 copies of the manual have found their way to the shelves of college, university and private libraries the world over. The Manual is used by some educational institutions as a basic text in air conditioning course work. It also serves as reference for those engaged in the everyday design, application and installation of environmental conditioning for both comfort and process applications.
This 70th printing of the Trane Air Conditioning Manual incorporates many changes. To keep pace with rapid technical advances, the Manual gas been completely updated and expanded. It now contains new, more accurate methods to determine heat gains; a modern presentation of psychrometry; more information of refrigeration, air distribution, comfort and indoor air quality, and completely new sections covering current air conditioning systems. Special attention has been given to make the Manual straightforward and noncommercial. In some cases, where they serve to supplement the text, illustrations of Trane products are shown. Other manufacturers' products are also utilized.
The Trane Company believes that to better serve the industry, manufacturers should regularly disseminate technical information. This manual is an example of how Trane makes available technical information gathered through its laboratory research and testing programs, and through field experience.
From the Preface
The purpose of this book is to present the factual material of air conditioning in a manner that will allow the student to obtain a well-organized, coherent grasp of the subject, as well as a clear picture of the simple relationships existing between the many principles involved in the design of air conditioning systems.
This book is concerned primarily with the application of the fundamental facts of engineering to the practical design of air conditioning systems, Very little attempt has been made to derive the various formulas and methods by strictly mathematical means. In most cases, the basic ideas were developed from their physical basis because derivation made in this way permits the subject to be more clearly visualized.
Air conditioning is a broad field. It includes many subjects, among which are refrigeration, comfort cooling, heating and ventilation as well as the economic realities of each as they impact the overall financial life of a facility. Faced with this situation, it seemed desirable to treat those subjects about which scant information was known or if available was scattered widely and not well organized, into an orderly and understandable source document.
Many tables and charts have been included not only for convenience in making computations, but also because such tables and charts more clearly indicate the effects of changing various factors. In a field that has developed as rapidly as air conditioning, it is neither possible, nor desirable, to ignore subjects considered controversial by some.
Where such subjects have been discussed, an attempt has been made to treat them only in the light of established fundamentals. Furthermore, in discussing certain practices that have developed and, in some cases, become part of applied air conditioning, somewhat controversial statements cannot be avoided entirely.
Trane Air Conditioning Manual Table of Contents
Foreword; Preface; Tables and Charts; Symbols and Abbreviations; Chapter I: Heat and its Measurement; Chapter II: Comfort; Chapter III: Heat Gains; Chapter IV: Properties of Air and the Psychrometric Chart; Chapter V: Calculations for the Conditioned Air Supply; Chapter VI: Refrigeration Theory, Compressors and Refrigeration Cycle Components; Chapter VII: Refrigeration and Cooling Apparatus; Chapter VIII: Use of Water in Air Conditioning; Chapter IX: Air Transport Systems; Chapter X: The Air Conditioning System; Reference Tables; Answers to Problems; Index.
Trane Air Conditioning Manual Tables and Charts
The Manual also includes 103 pages of tables and charts. Some of the tables included in the manual are: Outdoor Air Requirements for Ventilation; Heat Loss from Pipes; Heat Gain; Coefficients of Transmission; Fahrenheit/Celsius Conversions; Total Equivalent Temperature Differentials; Recommended and Maximum Duct Velocities for Conventional Systems; Circular Equivalents of Rectangular Ducts for Equal Friction and Capacity; Pressure Loss; and much more.