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Simple solutions to energy calculations
Vaillencourt, Richard, 1951-
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Lilburn, GA : Fairmont Press ; Upper Saddle River, NJ : Distributed by Prentice Hall PTR, [1997]

Physical Description:
ix, 183 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Central Library TJ163.3 .V35 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Developed by a practicing engineer, this indispensable reference will save you countless hours doing energy feasibility studies and associated calculations. The author will share with you his secrets for simplifying complex energy calculations, and show you how to use his unique, time-saving methods. You'll learn how to cut through the maze of detail using concise, innovative decision-making tools to determine whether you should invest real time and money into developing the details of a project under consideration. Numerous energy projects involving pumps, fans, motors, HVAC retrofits, insulation, and heat recovery are covered, with complete calculation details and solutions methodology presented. The third edition adds new material on "energy myths" associated with energy calculations and conservation.

Author Notes

Richard R. Vaillencourt, P.E., has worked more than 25 years in the energy field. During that time he has served as a construction electrical designer, a plant engineer, a corporate energy manager, and as an engineer for several energy service companies (ESCOs)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Chapter 1 The Walk Through Auditp. 1
Chapter 2 Lightingp. 25
Chapter 3 Pumpsp. 57
Chapter 4 Fansp. 95
Chapter 5 Motorsp. 105
Chapter 6 Insulationp. 113
Chapter 7 Fuel Switchingp. 125
Chapter 8 Heat Recoveryp. 135
Chapter 9 Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioningp. 145
Chapter 10 Summary of Calculationsp. 169
Chapter 11 Energy Myths and Magic: An Examination of Conservation Measures and Calculationsp. 177
Richard's Retrofit Rulesp. 189
Indexp. 195

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