ASHRAE announced that new chapters on room air distribution, integrated building design, and chemical, biological, radiological and explosive incidents are contained in its new 2007 ASHRAE Handbook-HVAC Applications.

HVAC Applications also contains updated chapters on a broad range of applications, written to help heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) design engineers and others use the fundamentals, equipment and systems described in other ASHRAE Handbook volumes.

“The practical information on specific areas of HVAC design and operation provided by HVAC Applications makes it an invaluable resource for the practicing engineer," says Brian Rock, chair of the subcommittee that supervised the 2007 revision of the volume.

New chapters include:
  • Room Air Distribution, which contains information on air distribution strategies, tools and guidelines for applications and system design;
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosive Incidents, which describes such events and their effects on buildings, occupants and equipment;
  • Integrated Building Design, which describes the process and activities that support collaboration among design participants and identifies major project milestones.
The volume covers diverse topics such as retail facilities, agriculture, aircraft, fire and smoke management, solar energy, and HVAC-related electrical issues. 

The cost of the 2007 ASHRAE Handbook-HVAC Applications is $195 for the print version, which includes a searchable CD, or $155 for the CD only. The print version comes in inch-pound (I-P) or the International System of Units (SI). The CD contains both I-P and SI measurements.

ASHRAE members receive the print version and the single-volume CD as a member benefit. The 2007 HVAC Applications volume will also be included as part of the four-volume 2007 ASHRAE Handbook CD+.