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ASHRAE Publishes New Handbook and Standard

June 28, 2007

New chapters on room air distribution, integrated building design, and chemical, biological, radiological and explosive incidents are contained in the new 2007 ASHRAE Handbook— HVAC Applications.

HVAC Applications also contains updated chapters on a broad range of applications, written to help heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) design engineers and others use the fundamentals, equipment and systems described in other ASHRAE Handbook volumes.

The volume covers diverse topics such as retail facilities, agriculture, aircraft, fire and smoke management, solar energy, and HVAC-related electrical issues.

Also, revisions to ASHRAE’s Standard 34 should make it easier for manufacturers to prepare applications for refrigerant number assignment and safety classification.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34-2007, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants, establishes a simple means of referring to common refrigerants in place of chemical names, formulas or trade names. It also establishes safety classifications based on toxicity and flammability data. The 2007 standard contains a total of 16 new refrigerants.

For ordering info visit ASHRAE.org.

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