This is where I discuss the concept of VAPOR PRESSURE in detail. Vapor Pressure is without any doubt the most important psychrometric property that needs to be understood for the HVAC engineer trying to learn psychrometrics. It is bizarre that many students are going through “Psychrometric Chart” training without even talking about Vapor Pressure. The fact that ASHRAE chose not to show this property on their standard chart may have something to do with this trend. You can “draw process lines” on the charts without any mention of Vapor Pressure but the penalty you pay is a loss of key underlying psychrometric concepts.
As usual conversion from PowerPoint to PDF and no narration leaves out a lot. But I think the following will still be very helpful to new engineers.
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The original talk on this topic was a Power Point presentation. The PDF attached does not have the benefit of the verbal commentary along with the slides.But it still conveys some key concepts and should prove useful. (There is some “inside” humor sprinkled around, as the original was intended for my own Company Project Engineers – please ignore.)