General. Criteria applicable to specific building
types are listed in Table 3. These criteria apply when specific
requirements are not addressed in this handbook.
Building Types. MIL-HDBK-1190 is the highest ranking
Navy design criteria, followed by NAVFAC design manuals and
NAVFAC military handbooks. Refer to the EFD or EFA A-E Guide for
(local) submission requirements. Refer to ASHRAE handbooks for
design guidance not shown in Navy criteria.
Air Force Projects. Air Force criteria shall govern
when different from Navy criteria.
Tropical Engineering. Refer to MIL-HDBK-1011/1 for
additional design guidance. Some of the problems encountered
with HVAC systems in the tropics are:
Corrosion of equipment.
Damage by windblown debris and windblown rain.
c) Humidity control. Comfort cooling systems require
cooling of outside air the year around to control humidity.
Special pipe insulation and vapor barriers.
Damper mechanisms tend to jamb due to corrosion.
Building types include:
Telephone and switchgear rooms
Radio direction-finder facilities