Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings

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Thomson/Delmar Learning, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 575 pages
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From simple applications to multi-load/multi-temperature systems, you can now learn how to use the newest and most sophisticated hydronic heating materials and methods without compromising between comfort and energy. Heavily illustrated with product shots from top manufacturers, plus more than 300 diagrams of system piping/control schematics, this one-of-a-kind introduction to today's hydronic heating systems concentrates engineering-level design information into tools that can be used by technical students and professional contractors alike. Thoroughly updated, Modern Hydronic Heating, 2nd Edition now features the latest information on state-of-the-art techniques for use in residential and light commercial buildings, such as: radiant panel heating, injection mixing, primary and secondary piping, use of buffer tanks to improve system stability, and advanced control methods. Ideal for anyone involved in the heating trades, from basic installers to design engineers, this preeminent resource of the North American hydronic heating industry is as well suited for use in a formal education course or for self-study as it is on the job. Benefits: detailed and generic piping and electrical schematics offer access to the layout of nearly any piping and control system used in modern hydronic heating, assisting readers in design and installation use of analytical design tools teaches readers how to assess the thermal and hydraulic performance of proposed systems before they are installed, avoiding potentially costly problems examples are based on practical, real-world design situations and include references to previously presented formulas and data, allowing readers to "see" how they are used in the trade a complete list of all variables is presented whenever a formula is introduced, eliminating the need to flip back-and-forth between appendices to "figure out" parameters or units of expression complete coverage includes the very latest

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The newest addition to my hydronic heating library thoroughly covers a complicated subject. Perhaps best suited for the seasoned professional, given so much information; proper application could be a challenge. The design formulas are certainly here for the discerning professional.
Well-done Mr. Siegenthaler!
Morgan M. Audetat

Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential

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Very useful information. Be aware that this is a textbook, and is used in teaching this class at a community college. Read full review

About the author (2004)

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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