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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 4E covers the fundamentals and practical applications for understanding and maintaining all heating and cooling systems. The comprehensive coverage of the basic theory, latest terminology, diagnostic methods, and repair procedures, combine to make this the most complete HVAC-R book available today. Advances in technology, procedures, and equipment are addressed throughout this new edition, with an increased emphasis on digital electronic controls and system efficiency. Certification and safety coverage are also expanded upon in this new edition. ALSO AVAILABLE Lab Manual, ISBN: 0-7668-0668-5 INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Guide, ISBN: 0-7668-0669-3 Computerized Test Bank, ISBN: 0-7668-0671-5

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Covering the fundamentals and practical applications for the maintenance of all heating and cooling systems, this guide provides instruction on the basic theory, current terminology, diagnostic methods, and repair procedures. Recent advances in the technology, procedures, and equipment are addressed throughout; system efficiency, certification, and safety receive particular attention. Photographs, diagrams, and other illustrations (many in color) support the discussion. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766806672
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1232
  • Product dimensions: 8.77 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 2.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Whitman graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, with a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Education. He received his master's degree in School Administration from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont. After instructing drafting courses for 3 years, Mr. Whitman became the Director of Vocational Education for the Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, Vermont, a position he held for 8 years. He spent 5 years as the Associate Director of Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Whitman was the head of the Department of Industry for Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for 18 years.

Bill Johnson has taught Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration for 21 years in various technical colleges and factory schools. A graduate of Southern Technical Institute, a branch of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, he has also served as a Service Manager for a major manufacturer for 6 years. Mr. Johnson owned his own HVAC&R business for about 10 years and has been a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and the American Society of Heating Refrigerating Air Conditioning Engineers. His authoring credits include 3 major textbooks on the market today, as well as their ancillary materials.

John Tomczyk has worked in refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning service; project engineering; and technical writing consultation for both the academic and industrial fields. His technical articles have been featured in the Refrigeration News, Service and Contracting Journal and Engineered Systems Journal. He is currently a professor in the Refrigeration, Heating and Air-Conditioning Technology program at Ferris State University with 23 years of teaching experience and a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES).

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Table of Contents

THEORY OF HEAT: Theory. Matter and Energy. Refrigeration and Refrigerants. SAFETY, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT: General Safety Practices. Tools and Equipment. Fasteners. SHOP PRACTICES: Tubing and Piping. System Evacuation. Refrigerant and Oil Management- Recovering/Recycling/ Reclaiming and Retrofitting. System Charging. Calibrating Instruments. BASIC AUTOMATIC CONTROLS: Basic Electricity and Magnetism. Introduction to Automatic Controls. Automatic Control Components and Applications. Troubleshooting Basic Controls. Electronic Programmable Controls. ELECTRIC MOTORS: Types of Electric Motors. Application of Motors. Motor Starting. Troubleshooting Electric Motors. COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION: Evaporators and the Refrigeration System. Condensors. Compressors. Expansion Devices. Special Refrigeration Systems and New Technology Applications. Special Refrigeration Applicaions. Troubleshooting and Typical Operating Conditions for Commercial Refrigeration. AIR CONDITIONING(Heating and Humidification): Electric Heat. Gas Heat. Oil Heat. Hydronic Heat. Alternative Heating. Indoor Air Quality. AIR CONDITIONING (Cooling): Comfort and Psychometrics. Refrigeration Applied to Air Conditioning. Air Distribution and Balance. Installation. Controls. Typical Operating Conditions. Troubleshooting. ALL-WEATHER SYSTEMS: Electric, Gas and Oil Heat with Electric Air Conditioning. Air Source Heat Pumps. Geothermal Heat Pumps. DOMESTIC APPLIANCES: Domestic Refrigerators. Domestic Freezers. Room Air Conditioners. CHILLED-WATER AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS: High Pressure, Low Pressure, and Absorption Chilled-Water Systems. Cooling Towers and Pumps. Operation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Controls of Chilled-Water Systems. APPENDIX. GLOSSARY. INDEX.

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