Codes & Standards: HVAC
A smoke control system should be chosen by a fire protection engineer with enough knowledge to tailor the system to the characteristics of the building and its occupants.
Selecting a condensing boiler has the potential for high efficiency gains, but understanding special considerations for these boilers could cost you if you design the way you have in the past.
There are ten design items that should be considered for designing condensing boiler systems.
The last installment of this three-part series describes how UV-C lamps are applied in HVAC systems to clean cooling coil surfaces, drain pans, air filters, and ducts to attain and maintain “as-built” capacity and indoor air quality.
Hospital and health care facility projects are especially important due to their sensitive nature. The HVAC system—especially indoor air quality—must have reliable design.
The second installment of this three-part series explores how lamps similar to fluorescent lamps generate UV-C light.
This first of this three-part series describes UV-C light and how it is applied as a clean-up tool in all types of air conditioning systems.
The 2015 version of the International Energy Conservation Code will approve air curtains as an alternative to vestibules.
Fan efficiency grades (FEG) are a poor metric in determining the most efficient fan (in terms of actual power consumption) for a given airflow and pressure operating point. The best simple metric to ensure the lowest power consumption is the operating brake horsepower at the specified design point.
Construction and fabrication are governed and controlled by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).