Chapter 26. Mechanical and Electrical Systems and their Maintenance

  1. Jane M. Wiggins

Published Online: 9 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch26

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

How to Cite

Wiggins, J. M. (2010) Mechanical and Electrical Systems and their Maintenance, in Facilities Manager's Desk Reference, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch26

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405186612

Online ISBN: 9781444320466

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Keywords:

  • mechanical and electrical systems and their maintenance;
  • FMs, qualified building service technicians or engineers;
  • building, climatic zone in its own right - controlled to manage pollution effect, heat gains and external noise;
  • heating systems - radiators, convectors, underfloor systems and combined heat and power (CHP);
  • relative humidity of air within buildings and the external air;
  • natural ventilation, measure of local control - not available in mechanical ventilation systems;
  • mechanical ventilation - three methods;
  • selection of appropriate system;
  • ventilation system displacement;
  • lighting controls and their purpose

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • HVAC

  • Heating systems

  • Direct heating systems

  • Indirect heating systems

  • Ventilation

  • Relative humidity (RH)

  • Natural ventilation

  • Mechanical ventilation

  • Air conditioning

  • Comfort control

  • Selection of an appropriate system

  • Air conditioning systems

  • Dampers

  • Fans

  • Filters

  • Displacement ventilation systems

  • Fan coil units

  • Chilled beam

  • Diffusers

  • Heat pumps

  • Packaged air conditioning units

  • Refrigeration

  • Humidification

  • Cooling systems

  • Fire safety

  • British Standard Code of Practice

  • Lifts

  • Lighting

  • Lighting requirements

  • Light fittings

  • Lighting efficiency

  • Lighting controls

  • BMS

  • Intelligent buildings