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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
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.