What is "R" in water as relatated to HVAC?

Originally Posted By: Chuck Gilliam
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My HVAC instructor has offered extra points if we can determine what the “R” in/for water means. I have searched the internet for several hours and still can’t find an answer so I thought I would ask the pros. Anyone have any idea what he means? I would sure appreciate any help anyone can give me. Thanks!!!


Originally Posted By: Timothy Pope
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Refrigeration??


Originally Posted By: jsavino
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I believe it’s “Resistance.”



John Savino


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St. James, NY


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Originally Posted By: Chuck Gilliam
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Thanks Timothy for the guess but I don’t think that’s what he meant. He was kinda cryptic when he gave us that question. I think it has something to do with ratio/rating/or something like that. I was even thinking that there is maybe a synonym for the R in the word water that HVAC folks use. I’m completely baffled and I think he could have been a little more forthcoming with information related to that question. It’s an “extra points” question and I’m gonna ace the test anyway, so it would be icing on the cake, but DAMN I’d like to know what he means.


Originally Posted By: Chuck Gilliam
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That sounds like it could be it. Is there such a thing as an R rating or factor or something like that in relation to HVAC?


Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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Are you sure he didn’t mean the “R” in HVACR.


Heating
Ventilation
Air
Conditoning
Refrigeration.

Did he tell you what the W A T & E are for. Perhaps that would kick a memory somewhere.


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Originally Posted By: hrivera
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HVAC and R means:

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


HectorVietVetRivera


Originally Posted By: Chuck Gilliam
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I don’t think it’s refrigeration, because he specifically asked what does “R” mean for “water” as it relates to HVAC. So far I’m thinking it might be resistance as a previous poster suggested. Any other suggestions would be appreciated and I sure do appreciate the help so far.


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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Chuck,


How about this...

The ?R? refers to Cooling towers which sends chilled water for air cooling means.![](upload://lTmeIVEjnud3YbMjZtkt1UQnhi9.gif)


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Originally Posted By: afernbaugh
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How about the “R” meaning the insulation type and value. The “R” value of the attic and walls.


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Alan Fernbaugh


Five Star Inspection Services


Baton Rouge, La.

Originally Posted By: jpeck
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May have something to do with wet bulb / dry bulb temperature / due point. If he had asked RH, then that would be relative humidity.



Jerry Peck


South Florida

Originally Posted By: mbartels
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It may have something to do with the fact that everything concerning temperature with HVAC-R is measured with water as the standard.


BTU. The amount of heat needed to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.


Ton refers to the ICE MELTING EQUIVALENT (IME)- The amount of heat absorbed in melting one ton (2000) pounds of ice at 32F in 24 hours.


Let us know the answer when you find out.[/b]



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Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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If it’s not HVACR, it sounds like he’s using W A T E R as an acronym for something.


In which case, what does the W A T & E stand for?????????


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