Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology / Edition 7

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Overview

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, a time-honored best seller, has been updated and revised to provide superior hands-on information needed to successfully maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The new sixth edition contains units updated to include advances or changes in technology, procedures, and or equipment. Over 250 new images have been added to emphasize the practical application approach to the book. It fosters a solid foundation and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, and displays a depth and detail of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures that make this a fitting book for basic HVAC-R education as well as upgrading and certification training for technicians in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133426295
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Edition number: 7
  • Sales rank: 1,149,107
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 3.00 (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 StateUniversity with 23 years of teaching experience and a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES).

Eugene Silberstein, a member of ASHRAE and RSES, graduated with dual bachelor's degrees from CCNY in New York City, New York. He has been involved in all aspects of the HVAC/R industry from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Mr. Silberstein was an instructor at Apex Technical School in New York City, where he taught classes on basic, domestic and commercial refrigeration, basic electricity and major home appliances, commercial air conditioning and advanced air conditioning topics. He later went on to become the chairman of the refrigeration department and the educational supervisor of that institution. In addition to teaching at the post-secondary level, Mr. Silberstein has taught air conditioning, heating and plumbing at the high school level at Nassau BOCES in Westbury, New York. His technical credits include authoring Heat Pumps, providing technical reviews and writing educational supplements for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 4th and 5th Editions, writing production scripts for educational videos accompanying Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 6th Edition and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 5th Edition, writing computerized test banks and lecture slides for Johnson Controls' Building Environments: HVAC Systems, among others. Mr. Silberstein is also a consulting engineer and contributor to the HOTLINE column in the HVAC industry's Refrigeration News. He also sat on the committee that drafted the standards on which this book is based. Mr. Silberstein is currently writing other industry related books including Blueprint Reading for Electricians and is presently directing and teaching a new A.A.S. degree program in HVAC/R at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York.

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Table of Contents

Theory of Heat. Safety, Tools and Equipment, Shop Practices. Basic Automatic Controls. Electric Motors.Commercial Refrigeration. Air Conditioning (Heating and Humidification). Air Conditioning (Cooling). All-Weather Systems. Domestic Appliances. Chilled-Water Air Conditioning Systems.

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