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Construction Standards Accepted Industry Practices for Sheet Metal Lagging Providing numerous examples of sheet metal lagging applications, this publication assists the designer, contractor and plant engineer in understanding and solving the complexities involved in the design, fabrication and installation of sheet metal lagging systems.

In addition, variable frequency drives, direct digital control systems, lab hood exhaust balancing and the latest balancing equipment and procedures are presented.

The page book is an authoritative resource that design engineers, industrial engineering departments, pollution control authorities, FRP manufacturers, and installation contractors can use for the proper selection, manufacture, and installation of FRP duct systems.

SMACNA develops and publishes more than 30 technical documents with more being added to the library each year and several in review and revision cycles. Accepted Industry Practice For Industrial Duct Construction This guide is a compilation of accepted industry practices and construction techniques having received wide acceptance for the fabrication and installation of industrial duct systems. This comprehensive book covers mechanical vibration, acoustical design of mechanical systems, sound generation and attenuations associated with ducts and fittings, mechanical equipment sound and vibration specifications and inspections, plus sound and vibration instrumentation and measurements.

Let us help you by getting the information you need! Click here to access the App. Understanding the Basics is a comprehensive non-technical manual written to provide an overview of HVAC systems and can be used for self-study, group training, or reference.

It also includes sample reports and timesaving pre-start and start-up checklists. This new publication updates the Guide for Steel Stack Construction, second edition, incorporating text and tables. A majority of drawings are to scale.

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The Guide to Determining Shop Burden is designed to provide the industry with a better understanding of shop burden costs in sheet metal and HVAC operations. This handsome publication contains a collection of system design data and graphic illustrations, including pattern layouts representing the best-known practices in the industry that have been proven over a period of years.

Many SMACNA contractors count on the valuable data in the report to help them prepare budgets, financial reports and strategic plans, plus set benchmarks and justify fi nancial fi gures to their customers, lenders and dree. Assists the designer, contractor and code officials in understanding the complexities of samcna, installing, constructing and balancing both the exhaust and make-up air systems required in commercial kitchen ventilation.


In addition to the basic engineering guidelines for the sizing of HVAC ductwork systems, the manual also provides related information on materials, methods freee construction, economics of duct systems, duct system layout, pressure losses, fan selection, duct leakage, acoustic considerations, and Testing, Adjusting and Balancing TAB.

This is the second session in a three part series. Architectural sections include elaborate cornices, skylights, domes, free, spun balusters, gargoyles, marquise, storefronts, metal buildings and metal roofs.

Architectural Sheet Metal Manual Update your library.

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It is an updated product that provides a source of the labor units data required to fabricate and install HVAC materials and equipment. Events Calendar of Events.

Checklists are included for ductwork and fire dampers. Energy Systems Analysis and Management Manual.

As alternatives to table use, the publication has a manual calculation procedure using equations and fully developed examples, and offers optional calculation software. The new edition includes a more extensive list of bracing options and has been revised to comply with current building codes all within a single document for user convenience.

Carefully examining the information along with the local climate conditions will enable users to select the proper details for practically any residential architectural sheet metal application. Find a Contractor Contact Inquiry Form. Architects and designers are encouraged to use this invaluable resource to assure that their specifications reflect professionally vetted design details. To help keep costs in check go to the Reference Manual for Labor Units.

An electronic spreadsheet calculates and adjusts the data for specif ic project types and unique site characteristics. Also included is an appendix that provides application details for the seismic bracing of food service equipment. Metric units have been provided in a more convenient format, as well as an updated inspection checklist. The process works effectively for projects both large and small, simple as well as complex.

The food service equipment section offers practical guidelines for designing, fabricating, evaluating and installing a wide range of custom-built food service equipment. This guide was developed to provide all pertinent information for guyed stack construction through the use of selection tables listing specific combination of stack diameter, stack height and maximum wind velocity.

It gives guidance in understanding these synthetic materials, as well as assistance in determining their strengths, corrosion resistance and advantages over other materials. Also includes chapters on industrial applications, material properties, hangers and supports, fittings, vents, doors, discharge ducts small stacks and surface preparation of metals. It reviews materials and reinforcement of duct systems, as well as assembly and supports of ducts. This powerful app, available today, is actually Web-based.


New in this edition is an engineering and design chapter to provide additional information to design professionals, double-wall construction details, new casing construction details and additional accessory items. Also provides relevant information regarding construction of these architectural elements, the purpose of each, as well as what to look for during periodic inspections.

Also illustrates the requirements of the most commonly encountered insulated surfaces, such as boiler walls, flues, ducts, precipitators, air heaters, economizers, tanks and fans. A model specification enables one to easily prepare custom project documents for installation of PVC air handling systems. Other topics covered are testing and identification and source mitigation.

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Any further use in part or in whole requires permission. You received a complimentary copy of the fi nal report and a company performance review for your effort. Thermoset FRP Duct Construction Manual SMACNA contractors researched the current and future potential use of fiberglass reinforced plastic FRP duct as well as its physical properties, to provide contractors, architects, engineers, managers, and plant owners with this authoritative resource that can be relied upon for the proper selection, manufacture, and installation of FRP duct systems.

SMACNA standards and manuals address all facets of the sheet metal and HVAC industry — including duct construction and installation, indoor air quality, energy recovery, roofing and architectural sheet metal, welding, and commissioning. The standard is applicable for construction using uncoated steel, galvanized and stainless steels and a limited range of aluminum ducts.

Also available in metric. Separate chapters are devoted to the different levels of commissioning, including basic, comprehensive and critical system commissioning. Methods discussed include using building systems automation, envelope improvements, and demand control strategies including thermal energy storage. The guide also highlights details commonly used in residential sheet metal work throughout the industry.

Items of special interest include performance contracting, CFC refrigeration regulation, and new automation system open protocols. Technical standards and manuals developed by SMACNA members have worldwide acceptance by the construction and code community, as well as local and national government agencies.