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Advances in personal computer control and sensor technology are leading the advances in building controls as we enter the new millennium. Pushing the technology are potentially high reductions in operating costs from the increased operational efficiency. Building conditioning now accounts for about 20% of the total energy consumed in the U.S., so computer-optimized HVAC systems can make a major contribution in reducing our national energy use. This book examines how the latest advances in distributed technology will be used in commercial systems. Topics include the full scope of current and emerging HVAC control technologies, covering personal computer-based systems, expert systems, fiber optic infrared technologies, wireless communication, self-optimizing software sensors, micro technology, distributed direct digital control, control bus techniques, and more.
6 x 9, 387 pp. Illus., Hardcover
ORDER CODE: 0472
1 – Heat, Ventilation and Damper Control Trends
2 – Energy and Power Management, Distributed Control Trends
3 – Control Technology, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology
4 – Advance HVAC Control, Information Technology and Open Systems
5 – PC-based Control, Software and Bus Trends
6 – Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Logic and Control
7 – Computer Networks and Security
8 – Systems and Device Networks
9 – Building Automation, Wireless Technology and the Internet