HVAC Controls: Operation and Maintenance, Third Edition, Guy W. Gupton, 2001
HVAC Controls: Operation and Maintenance, Third Edition, Guy W. Gupton, 2001. Now in its newly updated third edition, this handbook was written to serve as a complete and concise reference for those engaged in the operation and maintenance of automatic control systems serving building heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. The full range of topics pertinent to the effective operation of all types of HVAC control systems currently in use today are explored, including equipment-to-control interactions, control system set-up and functions, local loop to building automation system interfaces, performance prediction and assessment, operational parameters, and maintenance and testing. The third edition includes a new chapter covering the installations and procedures required to update an existing pneumatic control system to a hybrid pneumatic and direct digital system by adding DDC signal sending and control algorithms to existing pneumatic actuators on damper and valves.
Newly revised, this edition has been updated with a new chapter which discusses the installations and procedures required to update an existing pneumatic control system to a hybrid pneumatic and direct digital (DDC) system by adding DDC signal sensing and control algorithms to existing pneumatic actuators on dampers and valves. Aimed at those responsible for operating and maintaining pneumatic control systems, this book is a hands-on guide which fully addresses the latest developments in O&M- related controls technology, from equipment characteristics and operating, to troubleshooting and maintenance, to training of operating and maintenance personnel. The full range of topics pertinent to the effective operation of all types of HVAC controls systems currently in use today is explored. The book provides information on energy saving technology in HVAC plus the latest operation and maintenance criteria. HVAC equipment-to-control interactions, operating and maintaining HVAC control systems, mathematics of control systems, performance predictions, HVAC control system set-up, maintaining electric and electronic control systems, maintaining pneumatic control systems and local loop to BAS interfaces, checkout procedures, fine tuning for pneumatic control systems, operating ATC systems, training, operating and testing DDC systems, psychometrics, and installing hybrid pneumatic and DDC systems.