COMBINED HEATING, COOLING & POWER HANDBOOK: TECHNOLOGIES & APPLICATIONS, 2nd Edition
Neil Petchers

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In today's energy market and public policy environment, economic gains can be achieved by making sound energy and environmental efficiency decisions. This book serves as a "how-to" manual for applying energy and environmental efficiency technologies to create high-performance environments and to improve profitability. The book has four main parts: Part 1: Theory and Technology includes an introductory section on optimizing heat and power resources, followed by a series of chapters on specific thermal and power generation technologies. Part 2: Operating Environment focuses on the energy industry infrastructure, environmental considerations, and the utility industry and energy market. Part 3: Applications demonstrates a wide range of technologies which can be applied in today's operating environment. The applications sections include electric generation, mechanical drive service, and refrigeration and air conditioning, enabling the reader to directly apply information from the first two parts. Part 4: Analysis & Implementation provides the methods to evaluate applications covered in Part 3 and to make and implement good decisions. Key topics include optimization of heat and power resources, thermal technologies, prime mover technologies, environmental considerations, utility rates and integrated resource planning, localized electric generation, mechanical drive services, refrigeration and air conditioning, and an integrated approach to facility resource optimization. The text is supplemented with numerous graphics and reference charts and tables.

ISBN: 0-88173-689-9
8½ x 11, 880 pp., Illus. Hardcover
ORDER CODE: 0669

CONTENTS

PART 1—THEORY AND TECHNOLOGY
Section I: Optimizing Heat and Power Resources
1 – Heat and Power Resources Overview
2 – Expressing Power Cycle Performance
3 – Localized vs. Central Station Power Generation
4 – Selection of Power Generation Systems

Section II: Thermal Technologies
5 – Heating Value and Combustion of Fuel
6 – Properties and Value of Steam
7 – Boilers
8 – Heat Recovery

Section III: Prime Mover Technologies
9 – Reciprocating Engines
10 – Combustion Gas Turbines
11 – Steam Turbines
12 – Combined and Steam Injection Cycles
13 – Controlling Prime Movers
14 – Renewable and Alternative Power Technologies

PART 2—OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Section IV: Environmental Considerations
15 – Air Pollution Regulatory Programs
16 – Air Permitting Process
17 – Emissions Control Measures
18 – Refrigerants and the CFC Issue

Section V: Utility Industry and Energy Rates
19 – Natural Gas Industry Overview
20 – Electric Industry Overview
21 – Utility Rate Structures
22 – Utility Bill Analysis

PART 3—APPLICATIONS

Section VI: Localized Electric Generation
23 – Localized Electric Generation Applications Overview
24 – Electricity
25 – Electric Generators
26 – Generator Driver Applications and Selection
27 – Electric Generator Switchgear and Controls
28 – Interconnecting Electric Generators

Section VII: Mechanical Drive Services
29 – Mechanical Drive Applications Overview
30 – Air Compressors
31 – Pumps
32 – Fans

Section VIII: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
33 – Refrigeration Cycles and Performance Ratings
34 – Psychrometrics
35 – Heat Extraction-Evaporators, Chilled Water, Economizer and Thermal Storage
36 – Heat Rejection-Condensers, Cooling Towers, Heat Pumps and Heat Recovery
37 – Vapor Compression-Cycle Systems
38 – Absorption Cooling Systems
39 – Desiccant Dehumidification Technologies

PART 4—ANALYSIS AND IMPLEMENTATION

Section IX: Integrated Approach to Energy Resource Optimization Projects
40 – Integrated Approach Overview
41 – Technical Analysis
42 – Evaluating Project Financial Potential
43 – Project Contracting and Financing Options
44 – Program Implementation and Operation

Appendix: Conversion Tables
Index

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