Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities

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Mechanical systems in health care facilities tend to be more complex than systems in most other buildings and need more rigid maintenance to meet the special needs and functions of the facility. In a hospital, the HVAC system does far more than keep occupants comfortable. It also serves a critical function in patient health and therapy and in occupant safety. In addition, mechanical systems must adhere to the many codes and standards that govern health care facilities. For these and other reasons, proper design, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems is crucial.

The ASHE Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities provides detailed information to support the design, operation, and maintenance of a facility’s mechanical systems. Along with chapters on powerhouse equipment, HVAC and air-handling systems and energy management, the handbook presents information on code compliance, alternative energy-saving strategies and testing HVAC systems.

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Publication details:

Product Code 055564 (Print)
Pages 248
Category Health Care Facilities Management
Author ASHE
Published 2014

Table of Contents Overview:

  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. High-Performance Design and Operation
  3. Powerhouse Equipment
  4. Piped Distribution Systems
  5. Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Systems and Air-Handling Equipment and Systems
  6. Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Controls
  7. Code Compliance Checklist
  8. HVAC Energy Management Opportunities
  9. Alternative Energy-Saving Strategies: Cogeneration and Thermal Energy Storage
  10. Testing, Balancing, and Adjusting Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems