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Accepted Industry Practices for Sheet Metal Lagging
Providing numerous examples of sheet metal lagging applications, this publication assists the designer, contractor and plant engineer in understanding and solving the complexities involved in the design, fabrication and installation of sheet metal lagging systems. It presents accepted industrial practices for the application of sheet metal lagging to industrial duct, pipe, tanks, boilers, furnaces and other accessories. Also illustrates the requirements of the most commonly encountered insulated surfaces, such as boiler walls, flues, ducts, precipitators, air heaters, economizers, tanks and fans. 128 pages. 1st Ed., 2002.
Architectural Sheet Metal Inspection Guide
An invaluable inspection resource for owners of standing seam, batten seam, or Bermuda-type roofs. Presents practical troubleshooting and corrective tips for typical problems of roof panels, gutters, downspouts, fascia, copings, flashing, ridges and hips, valleys, expansion joints, penetrations, fasteners and soldering. Also provides relevant information regarding construction of these architectural elements, the purpose of each, as well as what to look for during periodic inspections. Sealants, moisture transfer methods and air leakage are also covered. Emphasizes the importance of regular and appropriately timed inspections because a small problem discovered early can be fixed at a low cost, preventing minor damage from becoming a substantial problem until the cost of repair and remediation becomes excessive. Contractors will find this book a valuable resource to provide owners or facility managers along with the standard building completion documents. 52 pages. 1st Ed., 2004
Architectural Sheet Metal Manual
A best seller! Contains the most comprehensive set of recommended practices available for proper design and installation of custom-fabricated architectural sheet metal including roof drainage system design for scuppers, gutters and downspouts. Features new historical restoration section on skylights, cornices and spires; new moisture and maintenance guide; new mechanical fasteners and soldering chapter; and enhanced metals selection data. Offers new construction techniques and alternative methods of design and installation reflecting climatic conditions and rainfall rates. An upfront, fast "look-up" key speeds information retrieval. Also covers flashing, metal roofs, copings, gravel-stop fascia. Includes wind uplift pressure test reports confirming superior performance of custom-fabricated metal roofing. Applies to commercial, industrial and residential buildings. CD-ROM version contains a collection of SpinFire, 3-D drawings allowing the designer to magnify, rotate, section and view the most minute but often critical construction detail from any angle. 496 pages. 6th Ed. 2003.
Standard Practice In Sheet Metal Work
More than a history book! This handsome publication contains a collection of 1929 system design data and graphic illustrations, including pattern layouts representing the best-known practices in the industry that have been proven over a period of years. With today's emphasis on restoration, refurbishing, rebuilding and retrofitting, architects will find this publication more than of just historical interest. Architectural sections include elaborate cornices, skylights, domes, spires, spun balusters, gargoyles, marquise, storefronts, metal buildings and metal roofs. A majority of drawings are to scale. Another section is on heating and ventilating systems including gravity furnaces. Blowpipe sections cover design, layout, construction and equipment. (Not available on CD-ROM.) 768 pages. Reprint of 1929 Ed.
Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Installation Guide For HVAC Systems
An application and installation study guide for architects, engineers, code officials, manufacturers and contractors outlining their respective responsibilities mandated by the model codes. Covers fire dampers, breakaway connections, combination fire and smoke dampers, framing of structural openings, contract plan marking, installation instructions and special applications. Also contains information on active and passive smoke control systems and smoke detectors, plus soft metrics. Includes the most recent code changes by the IMC (International Mechanical Code), SBBCI (Southern Building Code Congress International), BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administrators, International), and the UMC (Uniform Mechanical Code). 142 pages. 5th Ed., 2002.
Guide for Steel Stack Construction
This edition clarifies design criteria, improves consistency in symbols from different reference technical papers, and provides guidance for reinforcement of stack openings, as well as construction in the metric system. It includes tables for selection of free standing stacks from 20 ft. to 120 ft. high, and diameters to 84 inches, companion flange and stiffener sizes and stacks with access ladders and platforms. Designers and engineers will benefit from the tables containing hundreds of stacks detailed and ready to go. Sources of data on design of guyed stacks are also listed. 102 pages. 2nd Ed., 1996.
Guidelines for Roof Mounted Outdoor Air-Conditioner Installations
Contains guidelines for the installation of roof-mounted outdoor air-conditioner equipment as developed by SMACNA and the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI). To be used as a supplement to the unit manufacturer's specific installation instructions. This booklet of waterproofing illustrations and reminders covers curb and roof penetrations and sealings, as well as the interface between the roof and the location at which the unit, piping, electrical wiring or sheet metal ductwork pass through the roof. This guideline supersedes ARI Guideline B-1986. (Not available on CD-ROM.) 28 pages. 2nd Ed., 1997.
HVAC Duct Systems Inspection Guide
Contains guidelines for inspection of commercial HVAC duct systems for compliance with SMACNA's HVAC Duct Construction Standards (2nd Ed.), and SMACNA's Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards (6th Ed.). It reviews materials and reinforcement of duct systems, as well as assembly and supports of ducts. The Fire, Smoke and Radiation Damper Guide (4th Ed.) also summarizes installation details. Checklists are included for ductwork and fire dampers. Valuable as a study guide for the HVAC Duct Construction Standards manual and for learning inspection procedures in general. Includes soft metrics. 140 pages. 2nd Ed., 2000.
Building Systems Analysis And Retrofit Manual
This guide provides contractors an overview of a variety of HVAC aftermarket business opportunities, allowing them to select those that might provide the greatest return on investment consistent with market forces in their local area. Topics covered are: marketing aftermarket services; energy management retrofit; HVAC systems testing, adjusting and balancing; indoor air quality; HVAC system commissioning/recommissioning; duct cleaning; duct system analysis; system operation and maintenance; and CFC/HCFC retrofit. 198 pages. 1st Ed., 1995.
Energy Systems Analysis And Management
Presents an updated level of technical information necessary for energy conservation and retrofits of today's commercial facilities. Provides building owners, facility managers, contractors, and system designers with the tools needed to evaluate an existing facility for energy savings potential. Items of special interest include performance contracting, CFC refrigeration regulation, and new automation system open protocols. Other topics covered include HVAC heat recovery, energy auditing, operation and maintenance, and indoor air quality. 200 pages. 1st Ed., 1997.
Indoor Air Quality - A Systems Approach
This manual provides for a system-type approach to identifying and solving indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns, while introducing the fundamentals of IAQ. The manual also updates the technical aspects of IAQ with regard to typical contaminants found in today's facilities. Other topics covered are testing and identification and source mitigation. Time-saving IAQ tracking forms can be modified to meet specific contractor needs. 170 pages. 3rd Ed., 1998.
IAQ Guidelines for Occupied Buildings Under Construction
The only authoritative source for providing project management in
maintaining satisfactory indoor air quality (IAQ) of occupied buildings
undergoing renovation or construction. Covers how to manage the source of air
pollutants, control measures, quality control and documentation,
communication with occupants. Includes example projects, tables, references,
resources, and checklists. This IAQ Guideline is referenced by the U.S. Green
Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System for
HVAC Sound And Vibration Manual
Contractors charged with resolving complaints related to sound and vibration will find the first edition of SMACNA's "HVAC Sound and Vibration Manual" an in-depth HVAC-specific guide in the art of sound and vibration measurement and mitigation. This comprehensive book covers mechanical vibration, acoustical design of mechanical systems, sound generation and attenuations associated with ducts and fittings, mechanical equipment sound and vibration specifications and inspections, plus sound and vibration instrumentation and measurements. 222 pages. 1st Ed., 2005.
HVAC Systems - Testing, Adjusting and Balancing
Presents the basic fundamentals, methods, and procedures, including the necessary tables and charts, to adequately balance a complete HVAC system. A tutorial on air and hydronic systems as well as equipment performance and operation, this comprehensive text covers motor operation, fan curves, pump curves and fluid flow losses in ducts, fittings, pipes and air terminals. In addition, variable frequency drives, direct digital control systems, lab hood exhaust balancing and the latest balancing equipment and procedures are presented. 407 pages. 3rd Ed., 2002.
HVAC Systems - Applications
Contains information on basic HVAC system selection and design; space conditions and requirements; types of air, hydronic and refrigeration systems; control systems and individual chapters on multizone systems, dual duct systems, terminal reheat systems, variable air volume systems, induction systems and special applications of duct systems. 360 pages. 1st Ed., 1987.
HVAC Systems Commissioning Manual
Commissioning is the process of ensuring the HVAC system meets the owner's operational requirements. The process works effectively for projects both large and small, simple as well as complex. It applies to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. It is a practical how-to guide for contractors, owners and engineers interested in learning about commissioning for new buildings and recommissioning for existing buildings. Separate chapters are devoted to the different levels of commissioning, including basic, comprehensive and critical system commissioning. A thorough explanation of recommissioning leads one through the preliminary investigation, survey and documentation phase, the design and installation of system modifications, and the actual recommissioning test. The appendix contains a sample HVAC Systems Commissioning Specification, complete from the planning to the final execution stage. Additionally the topics functional performance testing, operator training, MSDS forms and equipment data sheets and O&M manuals are covered. It also includes sample reports and timesaving pre-start and start-up checklists. Use of these tested and proven sample forms and specification will save hours of valuable time. 180 pages. 1st Ed., 1994.
TAB Procedural Guide
This guide is intended for trained TAB technicians to assure that the appropriate procedures are employed in an effective manner. Includes general as well as specific guidance for both air-and water-side HVAC system adjusting and balancing. Variable air volume, multi-zone, dual duct and exhaust air systems are examples of the systems specifically covered and time-saving forms are included for precise record keeping during the conduct of a TAB project. Assists TAB technicians with preplanning and establishing teams so that energy use is minimized whether the work is done in new or existing buildings. 116 pages. 1st Ed. 2003.
Kitchen Ventilation Systems And Food Service Equipment Fabrication Installation Guidelines
A basic reference guide to industry-accepted practices for fabrication and installation of commercial kitchen ventilation systems and custom-built food preparation equipment. Assists the designer, contractor and code officials in understanding the complexities of designing, installing, constructing and balancing both the exhaust and make-up air systems required in commercial kitchen ventilation. The food service equipment section offers practical guidelines for designing, fabricating, evaluating and installing a wide range of custom-built food service equipment. Includes tables, shelves and wall lining details as well as minimum dimension and metal thickness standards for constructing light, medium and heavy-duty kitchen equipment that should provide owners with years of trouble-free usage. Developed in accordance with ANSI/NSF-2-1996. Also included is an appendix that provides application details for the seismic bracing of food service equipment. 199 pages. 1st Ed., 2001.
Residential Sheet Metal Guidelines
The first edition of SMACNA's Residential Sheet Metal Guidelines offers contractors, designers, builders and homeowners a source of expert information on the proper fabrication and installation of exterior sheet metal in residential buildings. Covering topics that include roof drainage systems, decks, chimneys, windows, doors and ledges, the new manual presents details and explanations based on and designed for low-rise residential buildings, up to three stories, that are used as single-family and multi-family dwellings. The guide also highlights details commonly used in residential sheet metal work throughout the industry. In addition to generic detail drawings, design data and the appendixes will help users adapt the drawings to local climate and project conditions. Carefully examining the information along with the local climate conditions will enable users to select the proper details for practically any residential architectural sheet metal application. 130 pages. 1st Ed., 2001.
Seismic Restraint Manual: Guidelines for Mechanical Systems
This American National Standard is an updated set of flexible guidelines
that show designers and contractors how to determine the correct restraints
for sheet metal ducts, piping, and conduit, so that they are more likely to
remain attached to the building during an earthquake. Shows how very low-risk
and very high-risk areas of the country can be easily and equally
accommodated. New are additional reader aids, alternate-bracing details, and
details for floor-supported piping and ductwork. Also included are details
for seismic joints in pipes, transverse bracing for steam pipes and a
suggested detail for variable air volume terminals.
Ducted Electric Heat Guide For Air Handling Systems
A comprehensive application and installation guide of ducted electric heaters and important factors relating to application, selection, location, installation and control. 42 pages. 2nd Ed., 1994.
Duct System Calculator
This calculator, complete with detailed instructions, enables HVAC system designers to design an average duct system without additional references. The only calculator in the industry to include the 0.0003 roughness factor duct friction loss data for designing straight, round or rectangular sheet metal ducts. Also available in metric. Circular slide rule. 1988.
Duct Research Destroys Design Myths Video
Seeing is believing! Features the history of ductwork and shows which type of duct system branch configuration will perform best and will demonstrate that engineers' uses of the loss coefficient tables are often incorrect. The video includes fittings from the HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and Flexible manual (2nd Ed., 1995). A fan blowing bubbles through the ductwork system enables the viewer to see the actual air flow turbulence present in duct systems mains, branches and elbows. VHS. 32 mins., 1996.
HVAC Systems - Duct Design
A fundamental duct system design manual for commercial and light industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. System effects for inlets and outlets of fans, noise control in ducts and use of extractors, splinters and dampers are included. New loss coefficients for elbows with 45-degree throats on square and radius heels and radius throats with square heels. Losses compare favorably with elbows with double wall turning vanes in several cases. Structured to offer the designer options in energy-efficient design methods, materials and construction. Includes soft metrics. 348 pages. 3rd Ed., 1990.
HVAC Duct Design Home Study Course
This introductory self-paced course covers the history of air duct systems, bringing the student up to present day basic HVAC duct systems that include smoke control systems and indoor air quality. Covers airflow fundamentals and gives detailed instructions on duct system pressures and how to handle both friction and dynamic losses in the system with many examples of duct sizing and selection. Complete lessons are devoted to system effect, sound and noise, the conditioned space, VAV systems, and laboratory and field measurement of airflow. Includes: HVAC Duct Design Home Study Course Workbook; HVAC Systems - Duct Design manual; test answers, final examination and certificate of course completion. (Not available on CD-ROM.) 210 pages. 1st Ed., 1992.
Accepted Industry Practice For Industrial Duct Construction
This handbook is a compilation of accepted industry practices for the construction of duct systems designed to convey air and gases that usually contain particulate or corrosive aerosols. Contains negative pressure construction for 4" wg to 2 psi and a metals corrosion chart. 128 pages. 1st Ed., 1975.
Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards
Provides the performance characteristics for fibrous glass board as determined by the North American Insulation Manufacturers' Association (NAIMA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as well as specifications for closures and illustrations of how to construct the full range of fittings. Also covers details for connections to equipment and air terminals, hanger schedules, reinforcement requirements, fabrication of rectangular duct and fittings, closures of seams and joints, channel and tie rod reinforcements, plus hangers and supports. For 2" wg or less. Metric units have been provided in a more convenient format, as well as an updated inspection checklist. 88 pages. 7th Ed., 2003.
HVAC Air Duct Leakage Test Manual
Solves duct leakage control using duct seal class and duct leakage class! A companion to HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and Flexible, this manual contains duct construction leakage classification, expected leakage rates for sealed and unsealed ductwork, duct leakage test procedures, recommendations on use of leakage testing, types of test apparatus and test setup and sample leakage analysis. Also covered are orifice flow meter design and valuable references for fluid meter instrumentation. This manual is referenced in ASHRAE's Energy Conservation Standard 90.1. Identified as DALT by some government agencies. Can be used for positive and negative pressure tests. 48 pages. 1st Ed., 1985.
HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal & Flexible
The third edition of the HVAC Duct Construction Standards - Metal and Flexible is intended primarily for commercial and institutional duct construction. The standard contains tables and details for constructing ductwork for 1/2" to 10" wg positive and negative pressures. This edition improves upon the second edition with expanded pressure class tables, separate tables for TDC/TDF construction and expanded tables for round duct construction including 6" wg positive and negative pressure and sizes up to 96". New in this edition is an engineering and design chapter to provide additional information to design professionals, double-wall construction details, new casing construction details and additional accessory items. The standard is applicable for construction using uncoated steel, galvanized and stainless steels and a limited range of aluminum ducts. This standard has been adopted in the ICC International Mechanical Code. Includes soft metrics. 390 pages. 3rd Ed., 2005.
Rectangular Industrial Duct Construction Standards
The second edition of the Rectangular Industrial Duct Construction Standards (2004) expands the scope of the 1980 version, updating original text to incorporate a revised theory of design, new materials and more "user friendly" tables. Included are new tables for stainless steels and aluminum, plus expanded chapters on materials, welding practices, and a guide specification. It covers the simple, low or moderate temperature and pressure (or vacuum) indoor systems as well as the more complex outdoor systems that operate at moderate to high temperature and pressure (or vacuum), and are subject to higher and more complex external loading. 448 pages, 2nd Ed., 2004
Residential Comfort System Installation Standards Manual
This publication incorporates complete and comprehensive installation standards for conventional heating and cooling systems. The manual incorporates the current technology available for contractors and designers to provide a state-of-the-art system. Sections include load calculations, duct design, duct construction, insulation, vents, air terminals, control applications, system specifications and other updated industry equipment and methods for residential systems. Also covered are forced air heating, heat pumps, automatic control thermostats, flues and sound and vibration. Includes soft metrics. 150 pages. 7th Ed., 1998.
Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards
This edition expands the scope of the 1977 version, updating original text to incorporate a revised theory of design, new materials and more "user friendly" tables. Offers a standardized, engineered basis for design and construction of industrial ducts of Classes 1 to 5. Includes a spiral duct chapter for Classes 1 and 2, covers design pressures ranging from 30" wg negative to 50" wg positive, plus carbon and galvanized steel tables. Changes to the manual include expanded tables for stainless steel and aluminum, expanded tables for duct sizes up to 96 inches in diameter, introduction of a new Duct Class 5 for systems handling corrosives, and spiral lockseam pipe. As alternatives to table use, the publication has a manual calculation procedure using equations and fully developed examples, and offers optional calculation software. Includes soft metrics. 648 pages. 2nd Ed., 1999.
Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards (RIDCS) Software Version 2.0
The Microsoft Windows-based RIDCS design software package for calculation of construction details eases many of the complicated calculations required in the selection of duct gage and reinforcement alternatives for industrial ducts. The program helps designers of air pollution control and industrial ventilation systems in selecting reinforcement alternatives in all areas of industrial duct manufacturing. The version 2.0 upgrade includes a spiral duct selection feature and an extensive calculation report. The duct sizing tool offers a 144-inch maximum duct diameter. Includes a hard copy of the Round Industrial Duct Construction Standards. Published 2002.
Thermoplastic Duct (PVC) Construction Manual
Contains the latest and most useful information from manufacturers, fabricators, and corrosion specialists on the use and application of thermoplastic materials. This fully illustrated manual provides full construction details and standards for PVC ducts of 2", 4", 6" and 10" wg positive and negative. It gives guidance in understanding these synthetic materials, as well as assistance in determining their strengths, corrosion resistance and advantages over other materials. A model specification enables one to easily prepare custom project documents for installation of PVC air handling systems. Also covered are polypropylene and polyethylene, CPVC, LDPE, HDPE, UHMW, ABS, acrylics, and PVDF. Includes soft metrics. 146 pages. 2nd Ed., 1995.
Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual
SMACNA contractors researched the current and future potential use of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) duct as well as its physical properties, to provide contractors, architects, engineers, managers, and plant owners with this authoritative resource that can be relied upon for the proper selection, manufacture, and installation of FRP duct systems. Covers design procedures for the manufacture and installation of round duct systems ranging from 4 to 72 inches in diameter, and rectangular duct systems ranging from 12 to 96 inches in width and depth, operating at a static pressure within a range from -30 to +30 in. wg and within a temperature range from ambient to 180 degrees F. Includes soft metrics. 208 pages. 1st Ed., 1997.
Guidelines for Change Orders
This manual presents the reasons for change orders, describes the type of change orders, assesses the risk of change orders and provides guidelines for pricing and selling change orders. 96 pages. 3rd Ed., 2003.
SMACNA/ASHRAE Seismic Restraint Applications CD-ROM
The SMACNA/ASHRAE Seismic Restraint Applications CD-ROM provides system designers with the technical information required to design and implement seismic restraints for HVAC equipment, piping, and ducts. The design professional can use the equations and tables to perform calculations for the attachment of equipment, piping, and ducts to the supporting structure. The CD includes representative bracing details, layout examples, and tables. The tables indicate the required bracing spacing and specify the size of the required structural members, including anchorage. The new combined CD consists of SMACNA's Seismic Restraint Manual: Guidelines for Mechanical Systems, plus Addendum No. 1. ASHRAE's portion contains Chapter 54 on seismic and wind restraint design (I-P) and (SI) from the 2003 ASHRAE Handbook - HVAC Applications, and three chapters from ASHRAE's A Practical Guide to Seismic Restraint. Chapter 5 focuses on connections, chapter 7 on ductwork and chapter 8 on suspended piping. Published 2002.