User's Guide to Natural Gas Technologies

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The Fairmont Press, Inc., 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 482 pages
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Natural gas technologies that were new five years ago have now been tested in the real world. This book describes some of these important technologies, covering both new engineering concepts and new products which have emerged, as well as important innovations to existing technologies. Many of the chapters include economic analyses which identify the resulting cost savings. Specific areas of development addressed include gas cooling, chillers, desiccant technologies, cogeneration, heating systems, and other natural gas technologies.
 

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Contents

Overview of Natural Gas Cooling Technologies and Applications
3
Gas Absorption Cooling
25
Large Tonnage Absorption Cooling
63
Operation Maintenance Considerations for Gas Cooling Equipment
75
Hybrid GasElectric Cooling Plants
87
Gas Cooling Strategy in a Deregulated Electric Environment
91
CHILLERS
111
Applying Absorption ChillersRecent Technological Advances
113
COGENERATION
241
A Costeffective Natural Gas Combined CycleTES Plant
243
Stirling Engines for Gas Fired MicroCogen and Cooling
283
Desiccant Cooling Systems for Cogeneration
301
HEATING WITH NATURAL GAS
331
Gasfired Radiant Heating Technologies
333
GasFired Low Intensity Infrared Improved Productivity and Product Quality
337
Modular GasFired Boilers
345

Enginedriven Chillers A NewOld Technology
119
Technical Considerations Replacing Electric Chiller Plants
123
DESICCANT SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
129
Desiccants Benefits for the Second Century of Air Conditioning
131
Desiccant Drying in the Commercial and Industrial Market
151
Desiccant Dehumidification
167
How to Analyze Feasibility of Desiccant Dehumidification Applications
181
Advances in Desiccant Technologies
203
Desiccant Systems for Operating Room Temperature and Humidity Control
217
Preconditioning Outside Air with Heat Regenerated Desiccants
227
ASHRAE 621989 Compliance in a Retail Store Using Desiccant Systems
231
Cost Effectiveness of a Residential Gasenginedriven Heat Pump
355
OTHER NATURAL GAS TECHNOLOGIES
389
Natural Gas Applications at The Kennedy Space Center
391
Natural Gasdriven Air Compressors
403
Economic Analysis of Gas Enginedriven Air Compressors
413
Energy and Demand Savings With Enginedriven Air Compressors
433
Reducing Operating Costs in Stoker Boilers With Natural Gas Cofiring
445
Gasfueled Diesel Power Plants Over 50 Efficient
459
Natural Gas Fuel Cell System Technologies and Applications
467
Index
479
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Page 20 - ... condition of the air leaving the first stage. The indirect evaporative cooling stage may be any of the types described in the previous paragraphs. Figure 8 shows a system using a rotary heat wheel. The secondary air may be exhaust air from the conditioned space or outdoor air. When the secondary air passes through the evaporative cooler, the dry-bulb temperature is lowered by evaporative cooling. As this air passes through the heat wheel, the mass of the media is cooled to a temperature approaching...
Page 17 - It ti the responsibility of the HVAC system designer to select systems capable of satisfying occupant IAQ needs by keeping the concentrations of indoor air contaminants and energy consumption within acceptable levels. These goals must be accomplished in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 62-1989. which specifies minimum ventilation air rates and IAQ acceptable for human occupancy to avoid advene health effects. According to the standard, acceptable IAQ involves air in which there are no known contaminants...

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