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Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning

Facility Management

Language:  English
This e-book discusses Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in facilities.
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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems help in maintaining the quality of air inside a facility and hence have a direct impact on the health, comfort and productivity of the most important asset of an organization i.e. the employees. Some critical equipment and processes also require a very strict regime of temperature and humidity and any deviations can lead to a business impact or production loss. The HVAC systems are also the largest contributor to a facility’s electricity consumption. For the above reasons, it is of utmost importance that the facilities staff have a good understanding of the systems deployed. This e-book discusses the basics of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment in facilities and is suitable for students as well as fresh entrants and non-technical staff in the facilities management field wishing to get a basic understanding of the HVAC systems.

About the authors

Varinder Taprial is an Electrical Engineer, graduated from the Naval College of Engineering. He served in the Indian Navy for 22 years wherein he gained vast experience in operations and maintenance management including related functions like procurement, finance, budgeting etc. it was during this time that he started dabbling in writing and ran his own blog covering a variety of topics. The writing bug had bitten him and in 2009 towards the end of his time with the Navy, he published a fiction book, “Enemy in the Ranks.” He then went on to share his knowledge and understanding of the Internet by publishing a book on Search Engine Optimization and another one on blogging.

Priya Kanwar graduated as a dentist from Goa University in 1991, and then worked as a Research Fellow for 2 years at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh; followed by 6 months as a Junior Resident.

  • About the Authors
  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamentals of HVAC Systems 
    1. Sources of Heat Gain 
    2. Sources of Humidity 
    3. Sources of Impurities
    4. The Concept of Heat Exchange
    5. Types of HVAC Systems 
  3. Heating Systems 
    1. Furnace Based Heating Systems
    2. Boiler Based Heating Systems
    3. Heat Pump
  4. Ventilation Systems
    1. Air Handling Unit (AHU)
    2. Fan Coil Units (FCU)
    3. Variable Air Volume (VAV) System
    4. Chilled Beams 
    5. Ventilation Scrubbers
    6. Exhaust Fans
    7. Jet Fans
    8. Maintenance of Ventilation Systems
  5. Air-Conditioning Systems
    1. Types of Cooling
    2. Operating Principle of AC Systems
    3. Components of Air-Conditioning System
    4. Types of Air-Conditioning Units 
  6. Chillers 
    1. Chiller 
    2. Chilled Water Systems (CWS)
    3. Cooling Towers
    4. Maintenance of Chillers
  7. Conclusion
  8. Common Terminology
About the Authors

Varinder Taprial

Priya Kanwar