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These design guides provide HVAC system designers training and step-by-step procedures to design and apply HVAC equipment and systems. Topics include: process refrigeration, residential system design guides, WSHP design, small rooftop design, and commercial systems quick reference (CSQR).


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Materials range from Fundamental Topics (1) to Advanced Topics (4) and are noted accordingly with a   


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   Residential System Design Guide

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 791-451

The 11 chapters of this guide provide an everyday approach to new, add-on or replacement residential air conditioning systems. Chapters include, Introduction to Residential System Design, Survey & Preliminary Air System Evaluation, Load Estimating, Cooling Equipment, Heating Equipment, Heat Pumps, The Air System, Supporting Systems, Air Treatment Equipment, Zones Systems, Glossaries, Tables, Guidelines, Worksheets & Forms. Associated forms: REZ-1 Residential Heating & Cooling Survey & Checklist (794-107), REZ-1 Cooling/Heating Load Estimate (Packet) (794-104), REZ-1 Block Load Estimating Forms Package (794-103), Rez-1 Room-By-Room Load Estimating Package (794-102), Residential System Design Worksheet (794-110), Residential System Design Guidelines (794-111)

Price: $100.00

   Residential Cooling/Heating Load Estimating–REZ1

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 791-413

This program discuses the residential load estimating procedure using the REZ-1 Block Load and Room-By-Room forms. A demonstration cooling and heating problem is used to illustrate how to use these forms. Work sessions and quizzes are also included. Associated forms: REZ-1 Residential Heating & Cooling Survey & Checklist (794-107), REZ-1 Cooling/Heating Load Estimate (Packet) (794-104), REZ-1 Block Load Estimating Forms Package (794-103), Rez-1 Room-By-Room Load Estimating Package (794-102).

Price: $8.50

   Residential Cooling Equipment Selection

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 791-423

This program covers selection of various types of residential cooling equipment, typical rating data and selection procedures are presented and their uses is illustrated by a demonstration selection example. Text includes work sessions and quizzes.

Price: $8.50

   Residential Heating Equipment Selection

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 791-424

This program covers selection of various types of residential heating equipment, typical rating data and selection procedures are presented and illustrated by a demonstration selection example. Text includes work sessions and quizzes.

Price: $8.50

   Residential Heat Pump Equipment Selection

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 791-425

This program covers selection of various types of residential heat pump equipment, typical rating data and selection procedures are presented and illustrated by a demonstration selection example. Text includes work sessions and quizzes.

Price: $8.50

   Residential Air Treatment Products Selection

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 791-426

This program covers selection of various types of residential air treatment products, typical rating data and selection procedures are presented and illustrated by a demonstration selection example. Text includes work sessions and quizzes.

Price: $8.50

   Residential Air System Design

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 791-443

This training manual discusses the various types of residential air distribution systems and when they should be applied. Also described are extended plenum & reducing extended plenum, equal friction design procedure, and sizing supply and return ducts and outlets using pre-engineered sizing charts. Text includes work sessions and quizzes. Associated materials: Residential System Design Worksheet (794-110), Residential System Design Guidelines (794-111).

Price: $8.50

     Comfort Design Made Simple

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 795-200

This guide presents a straightforward, step-by-step design approach for all-air, all-water, air-water and direct refrigerant systems emphasizing commonality of design and bringing the process down from a complex task to very manageable endeavor.

Price: $8.00

     Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 795-201

This engineering guide highlights areas of concern which have resulted from heightening focus on the quality of indoor air and addresses specific problems and solutions with priorities noted and practical examples given.

Price: $8.00

     Commercial Systems Quick Reference (CSQR)

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 795-205

The Commercial Systems Quick Reference (CSQR) is a desk reference which illustrates the integration of numerous systems with a few representative buildings. In addition to systems applied in the buildings, the CSQR also contains spreadsheets on ten commonly used systems, a generic product feature run­down, and ballpark design guidelines.

Price: $45.00

       Water Source Heat Pump Design Guide

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 795-202

This engineering design guide addresses product types, application, options and design considerations, a step-by-step discussion of the complete design process is included which discusses operating cost analysis for an example building in various climates.

Price: $12.50

       VAV Rooftop Design Guide

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 795-207

This engineering design guide is divided into two parts, part one provides in-depth information about relevant design issues for packages VAV systems, and part two is a step-by-step approach to design. Topics covered include: the equipment, terminals, diffusers, ductwork and controls needed to create a cost effective HVAC system.

Price: $12.50

       Small Rooftop VAV System Design Guide: New Construction

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 795-208

This design guide provides a step by step approach to designing a Variable Air Volume system using Carrier's 48 and 50 LC VAV rooftop units, VAV terminals and i-Vu control system. This guide covers the design process from initial load estimate, through selection of diffusers, VAV terminal and rooftop unit, to the control system selection and operation.

Price: $18.00

     Air Conditioning System Design Guidelines

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 796-010

Text discusses factors influencing the selection of systems. Covers building loads and the relationship to zoning and system selection, including All-Air Systems, All-Water Systems, Air-Water Systems and Direct Refrigerant Systems. Heating System performance and Economizer Cycles are also presented.

Price: $9.25

       Altitude Effects

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 592-016

This guide provides reference data regarding the effects of altitude on air conditioning equipment.

Price: $6.00

       Reciprocating Chiller Heat Reclaim System

 HVAC Training Book
Catalog No. 592-026

This guide discusses the concept of heat reclaim, including system design, equipment selection criteria, controls and analysis of operating costs using reciprocating liquid chillers.

Price: $6.00

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