From simple applications to multi-load and multi-temperature systems, this one-of-a-kind, comprehensive text will prepare you to use the latest hydronics to create systems that deliver the ultimate in comfort, reliability and energy efficiency. Abundantly illustrated with product and installation photos and hundreds of detailed, full-color schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, Fourth Edition, transforms engineering-level design information into practical applications useful for technical students and heating professionals alike. The revised edition features the latest design and installation techniques for residential and light commercial hydronic systems, including use of renewable energy heat sources such as air-to-water and geothermal heat pumps, hydraulic separation, variable speed circulators, distribution efficiency, heat exchangers, buffer tanks, heat metering, hydronic cooling, system balancing and proper system documentation. Equally well-suited for formal education courses, self-study or on-the-job reference, this preeminent resource of the North American heating industry is ideal for anyone involved in the heating trade.
Heating Load Estimates.
Hydronic Heat Sources.
Properties of Water, Piping, Fittings, and Valves.
Fluid Flow in Pipes.
Controls and Control Systems.
Radiant Panel Heating.
Distribution Piping Systems.
Auxiliary Heating Loads & Special Topics.
John Siegenthaler, P.E., is a mechanical engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a licensed professional engineer, and professor emeritus of engineering technology at Mohawk Valley Community College. "Siggy," as he is known in the industry, has over 40 years of experience in designing modern hydronic heating systems, including those using renewable energy subsystems. A hall-of-fame member of the Radiant Panel Association and a presenter at national and international conferences on heating and building technology, he is also principal of Appropriate Designs, a consulting engineering firm in Holland Patent, New York.
The Fourth Edition emphasizes new and contemporary renewable energy heat sources such as air-to-water and geothermal heat pumps and biomass boiler systems, giving readers valuable exposure to these important industry topics.
Carefully revised to reflect recent technology advances and key industry developments, the text includes new and expanded information on heat exchanger use, heat metering and techniques to achieve high water quality in hydronic systems.
The author has added two new chapters devoted to hydronic cooling and system documentation, providing thorough, up-to-date coverage of key concepts important for success in today's industry.
Readers can gain a strong understanding of design and installation through the text's detailed piping and electrical schematics, which illustrate nearly every piping and control technique used in modern hydronic heating.
Analytical design tools are included to teach readers how to assess the thermal and hydraulic performance of proposed systems before they are installed, helping them avoiding potentially costly problems.
Practical applications of key concepts are explored in numerous real-world examples based on common design situations, while references to the important formulas and data can help readers visualize how they are used by industry professionals.
To help readers understand and apply key mathematical concepts, the text provides a complete list of variables and their required units whenever a formula is introduced. Chapters feature a wide range of calculations associated with good hydronic system design, providing numerous examples along with their solutions and helpful follow-up discussions.
One of the heating industry’s leading references, this trusted text prepares readers for success in today's energy-efficient environment by providing complete coverage of the latest hardware, design concepts and installation techniques.
Facilitates the practical application of key concepts with real-world examples based on actual design situations and including references to the book's formulas and data, allowing readers to visualize how they are used in the trade.
Presents a complete list of variables and their required unit whenever a formula is introduced. Gives examples with solutions and follow-up discussion on a wide range of calculations associated with good hydronic system design.
Sets readers up for success in today's energy efficient heating industry with complete coverage of the latest hardware, design concepts, and installation techniques, making this text one of the heating industry’s leading references.
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