Fundamentals of HVACR / Edition 2

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Created with a clear-cut vision of necessary knowledge, this groundbreaking text provides comprehensive coverage of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Lauded as a reader-friendly text that delivers fundamental concepts, the most current trends, and practical applications with simple language and skillfully presented concepts, F undamentals of HVACR, 2nd edition boasts carefully selected artwork and the right amount of detail. This book is everything readers need to know to install, service, and maintain HVACR systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132859615
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/9/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1536
  • Sales rank: 450,753
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Carter Stanfield is Program Director of the Air Conditioning Technology Department at Athens Technical College, where he has taught since 1976.His industry credentials include both an RSES CM and NATE Certification and a State of Georgia Unrestricted Conditioned Air Contracting License. He graduated from the University of Georgia Magna Cum Laude in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Mr. Stanfield believes that successful educational programs are focused on what the students do. Students start with a strong background in fundamental concepts and theory and then actively apply them to solve real problems. Practice and active application are the keys to students building both confidence and competence.

David Skaves, P.E. has been a faculty member at the Maine Maritime Academy since 1986 and received the teaching excellence award at the college in 2006. His career background includes employment as a marine engineer on supertankers in the merchant marine, a production planner at Maine’s Bath Iron Works Shipbuilding, and an engineering consultant for combined cycle power plant performance testing throughout the country as well as Mexico and South America. In addition to his MBA from the University of Maine at Orono, Professor Skaves is a registered Professional Engineer, licensed First Class Stationary Engineer, and licensed Marine Chief Engineer. He is currently a member of ASHRAE, AFE, and the Maine State Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessels.

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Table of Contents


Unit 1 Introduction to HVAC/R

Unit 2 Being a Professional HVAC/R Technician

Unit 3 Safety

Unit 4 Hand and Power Tools

Unit 5 Fasteners

Unit 6 Measurements (NEW!)


Unit 7 Properties of Matter

Unit 8 Types of Energy and Their Properties

Unit 9 Temperature Measurement and Conversion

Unit 10 Thermodynamics – The Study of Heat

Unit 11 Pressure and Vacuum

Unit 12 Calibration of Meters and Instruments


Unit 13 Types of Refrigeration Systems

Unit 14 Vapor Compression Refrigeration Cycle

Unit 15 Compressors

Unit 16 Condensers

Unit 17 Metering Devices

Unit 18 Evaporators

Unit 19 Refrigerants

Unit 20 Refrigeration Accessories

Unit 21 Plotting the Refrigeration Cycle


Unit 22 Refrigeration Safety (NEW!)

Unit 23 Refrigerant System Servicing and Testing Equipment

Unit 24 Piping and Tubing

Unit 25 Soldering and Brazing

Unit 26 Refrigerant System Piping

Unit 27 Accessing Refrigeration Systems

Unit 28 Refrigerant Management

Unit 29 Leak Testing

Unit 30 Evacuation

Unit 31 Charging


Unit 32 Electrical Safety (NEW!)

Unit 33 Basic Electricity

Unit 34 Alternating Current Fundamentals

Unit 35 Electric Meters and Test Instruments

Unit 36 Electrical Components

Unit 37 Motors

Unit 38 Diagrams

Unit 39 Control Systems

Unit 40 Communicating Systems (NEW!)


Unit 41 Psychrometrics and Airflow

Unit 42 Filters

Unit 43 Ventilation & Dehumidification (NEW!)

Unit 44 Residential Air conditioning

Unit 45 Installing Air Conditioning

Unit 46 Duct Installation

Unit 47 Troubleshooting Air Conditioning


Unit 48 Principles of Combustion and Safety

Unit 49 Gas Furnaces

Unit 50 Gas Furnace Controls

Unit 51 Gas Furnace Installation

Unit 52 Troubleshooting Gas Furnaces

Unit 53 Oil Heating Systems & Service

Unit 54 Residential oil Heating Installation

Unit 55 Oil Furnace and Boiler Service

Unit 56 Oil Heating Startup and Troubleshooting

Unit 57 Space Heaters

Unit 58 Humidifiers


Unit 59 Electric Heat

Unit 60 Electric Heat Installation

Unit 61 Troubleshooting Electric Heat

Unit 62 Types of Heat Pump Systems

Unit 63 Heat Pump Components

Unit 64 Air Source Heat Pumps

Unit 65 Geothermal Heat Pumps

Unit 66 Troubleshooting Heat Pumps


Unit 67 Basic Building Construction

Unit 68 Green Buildings and Systems (NEW!)

Unit 69 Indoor Air Quality

Unit 70 Residential Load Calculations

Unit 71 Duct System Design

Unit 72 Zone Control Systems

Unit 73 Testing and Balancing Air Systems


Unit 74 Commercial Air Conditioning Systems

Unit 75 Commercial AC Fans and Air Handling Units

Unit 76 Single Zone Rooftop Unit Installation

Unit 77 Zoned Systems

Unit 78 Commercial Control Systems

Unit 79 Chilled Water Systems

Unit 80 Hydronic Heating systems

Unit 81 Boilers and Related Equipment

Unit 82 Cooling Towers & Chillers


Unit 83 Thermal Storage Systems

Unit 84 Food Preservation

Unit 85 Commercial Refrigeration Systems

Unit 86 Supermarket Equipment

Unit 87 Ice Machines (NEW!)

Unit 88 Troubleshooting Refrigeration Systems


Unit 89 Installation

Unit 90 Planned Maintenance

Unit 91 Refrigeration System Cleanup (NEW!)

Unit 92 Troubleshooting

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