HVAC Systems and Equipment discusses systems and the equipment that comprise them, including features and differences. It is designed to help system designers and building operators select and use equipment. There are 48 chapters.
Fabric air distribution devices are being incorporated into a growing number of open-architecture areas of buildings by HVAC engineers, according to Herman Behls, a member of ASHRAE's Technical Committee 5.2, Duct Design, which revised the chapter.
"These products have been in the industry for more than 20 years, but their design and use did not take off until the last few years," he said.
"HVAC engineers designing with these products can expect to have greater flexibility in the methods of delivering air out of a duct and into a space for the same cost range as traditional metal systems."
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Publication date: 06/21/2004