Modern Hydronic Heating: For Residential and Light Commercial Buildings

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Cengage Learning, Jul 25, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 640 pages
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From simple applications to multi-load / multi-temperature systems, learn how to use the newest and most appropriate hydronic heating methods and hardware to create system the deliver the ultimate in heating comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency. Heavily illustrated with product and installation photos, and hundreds of detailed full-color schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, 3rd EDITION is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive reference on hydronic heating for the present and future. It transforms engineering-level design information into practical tools that can be used by technical students and heating professional alike. This revised edition features the latest design and installation techniques for residential and light commercial hydronic systems including use of renewable energy heat sources, hydraulic separation, smart circulators, distribution efficiency, thermal accumulators, mixing methods, heat metering, and web-enabled control methods. Everyone involved in the heating trade will benefit from this preeminent resource of the North American heating industry. It is well-suited for use in a formal education course, self-study, or as an on the job reference.
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This book is the authoritative source for information on hydronic systems, whether you are a homeowner or a professional heating specialist. And John Siegenthaler is the top expert in this field. An engineer, John doesn't write like one and this book is a model of good technical communication. Must be all that teaching experience that allows him to present clear and technically sound explanations on this very complex topic.  

Contents

Fundamental Concepts
3
Heating Load Estimates
21
Hydronic Heat Sources
51
Properties of Water
125
Pipings Fittings and Valves
139
Fluid Flow in Piping
197
Hydronic Circulators
233
Heat Emitters
279
Distribution Piping Systems
517
Expansion Tanks
587
Air Removal Filling and Purging
607
Auxiliary Loads and Specialized Topics
627
Schematic Symbols
695
RValues of Common Building Materials
697
Useful Conversion Factors and Data
699
Glossary
701

Control Strategies Components and Systems
329
Hydronic Radiant Panel Heating
421

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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 32 of experience in designing modern hydronic heating systems, including those using renewable energy subsystems. He is a hall-of-fame member of the Radiant Panel Association, and a presenter at national and international conferences on heating and building technology. John is principal of Appropriate Designs, a consulting engineering firm in Holland Patent, NY.

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