Higher Education

Modern Hydronic Heating: For Residential and Light Commercial Buildings, 3rd Edition

  • John Siegenthaler Associate Professor Emeritus, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY
  • ISBN-10: 1428335153  |  ISBN-13: 9781428335158
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1995
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.75
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About

Overview

From simple applications to multi-load / multi-temperature systems, learn how to use the newest and most appropriate hydronic heating methods and hardware to create system the deliver the ultimate in heating comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency. Heavily illustrated with product and installation photos, and hundreds of detailed full-color schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, 3rd EDITION is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive reference on hydronic heating for the present and future. It transforms engineering-level design information into practical tools that can be used by technical students and heating professional alike. This revised edition features the latest design and installation techniques for residential and light commercial hydronic systems including use of renewable energy heat sources, hydraulic separation, smart circulators, distribution efficiency, thermal accumulators, mixing methods, heat metering, and web-enabled control methods. Everyone involved in the heating trade will benefit from this preeminent resource of the North American heating industry. It is well-suited for use in a formal education course, self-study, or as an on the job reference.

Features and Benefits

  • Encourages a strong understanding of design and installation with detailed piping and electrical schematics that illustrate nearly every piping and control technique used in modern hydronic heating.
  • Presents analytical design tools that teach readers how to assess the thermal and hydraulic performance of proposed systems before they are installed, avoiding potentially costly problems.
  • Facilitates the practical application of key concepts with real-world examples based on actual design situations and including references to the book's formulas and data, allowing readers to visualize how they are used in the trade.
  • Presents a complete list of variables and their required unit whenever a formula is introduced. Gives examples with solutions and follow-up discussion on a wide range of calculations associated with good hydronic system design.
  • Sets readers up for success in today's heating industry with complete coverage of the latest hardware, design concepts, and installation techniques, making this text one of the heating industry’s leading references.
  • More "green" renewable energy content inlcued in 'Green Wave' coverage; the ability of hydronics to deliver heat at a fraction of distribution energy and distribution efficiency. Also see information on solar energy.
  • Describes the details used in designing and commissioning hydronic systems, including warnings of thing not to do.
  • Provides a website at which a free version of the Hydronics Design Studio companion software can be downloaded and used as a routine design tool
  • Emphasizes how to create simple and reliable systems without sacrificing energy efficiency or comfort.
  • Modern hydronics technology is the “glue” that holds most thermally-based renewable energy systems together. Accordingly, this edition provides expanded and detailed coverage of how renewable energy heat sources are used within the context of hydronic heating.
  • Emphasizes underlying physical concepts of thermal equilibrium and hydraulic equilibrium that govern the behavior of all hydronic systems. These concepts greatly assist in both design and troubleshooting.
  • Standard imperial units are used exclusively, guaranteeing consistency with today’s North American hydronics industry.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Fundamental.
Concepts.
Heating Load Estimates.
Hydronic Heat Sources.
Properties of Water.Piping, Fittings, and Valves.
Fluid Flow in Pipes.
Circulating Pumps.
Heat Emitters.
Controls and Control Systems.
Radiant Panel Heating.
Distribution Piping Systems.
Expansion Tanks.
Air Elimination.
Auxiliary Heating Loads.

What's New

  • Expanded coverage of renewable energy heat sources for hydronic systems including solar thermal collectors, geothermal water-to-water heat pumps, and wood- and pellet-fired boilers. The latest boiler technology is also discussed to enhance the content of previous editions.
  • All-new material on “smart circulators,” hydraulic separation, and distribution efficiency that addresses the latest industry trends.
  • Text is now 4 color with fully updated photographs and line art to better illustrate concepts used to design and install hydronic systems.
  • More "green" renewable energy content inlcued in 'Green Wave' coverage; the ability of hydronics to deliver heat at a fraction of distribution energy and distribution efficiency. Also see information on solar energy.
  • Additional examples that demonstrate why modern hydronics is the enabling technology necessary to optimize the performance of both conventional and renewable energy systems.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resources  (ISBN-10: 1428335161 | ISBN-13: 9781428335165)

The Instructor Resources include PowerPoint® presentations for each textbook chapter, a computerized test bank, an Instructor Guide with the answers to the text’s review questions and exercises, and other text-specific resources.

Practical Heating Technology  (ISBN-10: 141808039X | ISBN-13: 9781418080396)

Newly expanded and updated to meet the needs of today's technicians, Practical Heating Technology, 2E offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of modern heating theory, systems, and service. This book is the perfect on-site resource, providing easily accessible information on all major types of heating systems, including oil, gas, electric, and hydronic systems. A clear, conversational writing style is used to allow readers to quickly and easily grasp important concepts, and develop the terminology needed to interact with others in the industry, from sales people to fellow technicians. Updates to this 2nd edition include expanded coverage of basic electricity and new units on electric motors and blueprint reading. Thorough, real-world examples, step-by-step explanations, and detailed case studies make this book an indispensable resource that belongs in every technician's toolkit.

List Price = $254.95  | CengageBrain Price = $254.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $192.00

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology  (ISBN-10: 1428319360 | ISBN-13: 9781428319363)

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, a time-honored best seller, has been updated and revised to provide superior hands-on information needed to successfully maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The new sixth edition contains units updated to include advances or changes in technology, procedures, and or equipment. Over 250 new images have been added to emphasize the practical application approach to the book. It fosters a solid foundation and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, and displays a depth and detail of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures that make this a fitting book for basic HVAC-R education as well as upgrading and certification training for technicians in the field.

List Price = $180.95  | CengageBrain Price = $180.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.75

Student Supplements

Practical Heating Technology  (ISBN-10: 141808039X | ISBN-13: 9781418080396)

Newly expanded and updated to meet the needs of today's technicians, Practical Heating Technology, 2E offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of modern heating theory, systems, and service. This book is the perfect on-site resource, providing easily accessible information on all major types of heating systems, including oil, gas, electric, and hydronic systems. A clear, conversational writing style is used to allow readers to quickly and easily grasp important concepts, and develop the terminology needed to interact with others in the industry, from sales people to fellow technicians. Updates to this 2nd edition include expanded coverage of basic electricity and new units on electric motors and blueprint reading. Thorough, real-world examples, step-by-step explanations, and detailed case studies make this book an indispensable resource that belongs in every technician's toolkit.

List Price = $254.95  | CengageBrain Price = $254.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $192.00

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology  (ISBN-10: 1428319360 | ISBN-13: 9781428319363)

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, a time-honored best seller, has been updated and revised to provide superior hands-on information needed to successfully maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The new sixth edition contains units updated to include advances or changes in technology, procedures, and or equipment. Over 250 new images have been added to emphasize the practical application approach to the book. It fosters a solid foundation and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, and displays a depth and detail of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures that make this a fitting book for basic HVAC-R education as well as upgrading and certification training for technicians in the field.

List Price = $180.95  | CengageBrain Price = $180.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Siegenthaler

John Siegenthaler, P.E., is a mechanical engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a licensed professional engineer, and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Technology at Mohawk Valley Community College. "Siggy", as he is known in the industry, has over 32 of experience in designing modern hydronic heating systems, including those using renewable energy subsystems. He is a hall-of-fame member of the Radiant Panel Association, and a presenter at national and international conferences on heating and building technology. John is principal of Appropriate Designs, a consulting engineering firm in Holland Patent, NY.