AIRAH has released the sixth edition of its Technical Handbook which was first published in May 1989.

It has long been considered the “go-to resource” for those working in the HVACR industry.

Over the past 30 years, AIRAH members have helped develop, review, and curate the content.

AIRAH CEO, Tony Gleeson, said the Technical Handbook is the institute’s flagship technical publication.

“It represents the combined knowledge and insights of more than 40 leading AIRAH members and the HVACR community – all in one resource,” he said.

“It has been developed by HVACR practitioners for HVACR practitioners to use in the field.”

Gleeson said the handbook’s easy-to-use and logical structure makes it ideal for all HVACR practitioners.

“It goes beyond just making a conclusion based on the data presented, and gives real-world considerations and insights to support high-quality work,” he said.

The handbook summarises the key components of AIRAH’s Design Application (DA) manuals. The new edition is the result of a comprehensive review in 2020.

According to the editor of the Technical Handbook, Vince Aherne, every edition of the book builds on the previous one.

Aherne said improvements to the Technical Handbook are forever ongoing and this edition incorporates a great deal of new data.

The sixth edition includes new and updated information on design, air distribution, thermal comfort, particulate air filters, maintenance, noise and vibration, refrigerants and refrigeration.

Members can purchase the book for $149 while non-members can get one year membership and the handbook for $574.

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