If you are looking for a book that covers basic principles, information, and data in the HVAC&R indusutry then you need to get yourself a copy of the 2013 ASHRAE Funadamentals Handbook. This edition has been updated and made better by featuring research that's sponsored by the ASHRAE and others. This must-have volume also includes 39 chapters and over 1,000 pages which cover general engineering infomration, load calculations, climate information and data, energy equations and calculations, basic materials, pipe and duct design, sustainability, and a reference table for abbreviations and symbols. It also includes the I-P to SI conversions as well as the physical properties of materials.
The 2013 ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook CD-ROM, in both I-P and SI editions, contains PDFs of chapters which are easy to use and view using Adobe Reader.. This product must be installed on user's computer. The product is not compatible with mobile devices and cannot be read directly from the CD-ROM
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Windows: CD-ROM drive; 1.3 GHz or faster processor; Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (62-bit and 64-big); 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended); Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher; Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0 or higher; 350 MB hard-disk space.
Macintosh: Mac OS X v. 10.5.8 or v. 10.6.4; 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended); 415 MB hard-disk space; 800 x 600 screen resolution (1024 x 768 recommended); Safari 4 for Mac OS X v. 10.5.8, Safari 4 or 5.0x for Mac OS X v. 10.6.4, Safari 6.0 for Mac OS X v. 10.7.4 or v. 10.8; Firefox; Adobe Acrobat/Reader 10.0 or higher.