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2014 ASHRAE Handbook
Focuses on Refrigeration.
2014 ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration, which covers refrigeration
equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort, is
now available for purchase.
The 51 chapters in this volume include information on cooling,
freezing, and storing food; industrial applications of
refrigeration; and low-temperature refrigeration.
“The 2014 ASHRAE Refrigeration
Handbook continues to provide the practicing refrigeration engineer
with the data and information necessary to safe and efficient
processing and storage of food and pharmaceuticals but the Handbook
is evolving,” Dan Dettmers, volume chair, said.
“With the industry’s growing interest
in the category of ‘natural’ refrigerants, the dedicated technical
committees have updated the Handbook chapters on ammonia and carbon
dioxide refrigeration systems. These chapters, traditionally focused
on industrial systems, are finding new fans in the commercial realm
as zero ozone depletion potential/global warming potential
refrigerants are requested by our customers.”
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Updates and changes
to the 2014 volume include:
• Reworking of insulation tables in Chapter 10, Insulation
Systems for Refrigerant Piping, to comply with ASTM Standard
reorganization of Chapter 2, Ammonia Refrigeration Systems, to
reflect current practices.
• Addition of new
sections on additives and process chemicals to Chapter 6,
Refrigerant System Chemistry.
• Addition of moisture
isotherm data for R-290 and R-600a and a new section on system
sampling Chapter 7, Control of Moisture and Other Contaminants in
• Expansion of the
focus on hydrofluorocarbons and addition of chemical information and
guidance on retrofits to Chapter 12, Lubricants in Refrigerant
The ASHRAE Handbook is
published in two editions: inch-pound (I-P) units of measurement and
the International System of Units (SI).
The new 2014 volume is
also available as one of the four current volumes included in the
ASHRAE Handbook Online. Members can subscribe for $29 (list $269)
and get immediate, searchable access to all four volumes in both I-P
and SI units.
The cost of the 2014
ASHRAE Handbook—Refrigeration, which includes the CD is $199, in I-P
or SI. The 2014 ASHRAE Handbook CD, which contains both the I-P and
SI editions, costs $179.
To order, contact
ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and
Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 678-539-2129, or visit
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human
well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment.
The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on
building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality,
refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards
writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE
shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.