Our favorite manuals on the properties and processes of moist air include Gately, D.P., Understanding Psychrometrics, ASHRAE, 2002 and Rutkowski, H., Psychrometrics: Theory and Application, ACCA Manual P, 2005; and anything written by Lew Harriman, Bill Rose, Tim Padfield, Joe Lstiburek or John Straube.
For the working stiff who just wants to dive right in without an in-depth theory discussion, the ACCA Manual P authored by Rutkowski and associated technical team is your friend…cover to cover it’s only 54 pages and will serve your studies well.
For a more in-depth study including a historical look at psychrometrics you’ll want the ASHRAE publication authored by Gately. At 273 pages, it lacks nothing in subject matter and as far as we have discovered to date has the most comprehensive and comprehendible theory of any other moisture manuals in our library.
So there you have our recommendations…pick up the manuals through ASHRAE and ACCA and read content from the other noted resources (Google search psychrometrics+ name, i.e. psychrometrics + Lew Harriman).
If you’ve not downloaded our ACCA 2012 slides on Radiant Cooling for High Humidity Geographies, we invite you to do so before we remove the web page, currently located at this URL:
To obtain the password simply join our Linked-In discussion group and start a new thread with your request; because we have many password protected presentation, it’s important that you copy and paste the above URL in the “add more detail” section.
This topic is part of our three day integrated design course and we’ll be covering it again in detail so if you missed our ASHRAE and ACCA presentations you can still catch us at various locations across Canada before the end of the year.