This manual prepares HVAC-R technicians with the knowledge needed to respond professionally to current and future environmental challenges. It begins with discussion of HVAC fundamentals and core topics, such as: refrigerant chemistry, oils, ozone depletion, global warming, and the Montreal protocol. Subsequent sections, each conveniently organized around a specific certification type, allow readers to delve into specific technical information, regulations, and procedures pertaining to small appliances; recovery, recycling, and reclaim; and chillers. Relevant forms, logs, and reports, plus a comprehensive glossary, are also included in handy appendices. In a field where technology change is the norm, and regulations are increasingly requiring HVAC-R technicians to adopt new procedures in order to contend with environmental problems, this manual serves as both an effective test preparation guide and an indispensable professional field reference.
Table of Contents
FUNDAMENTALS: Refrigeration and AirConditioning Systems Fundamentals. CORE SECTIONS: Refrigerant Chemistry and Applications. Refrigerant Oils and their Applications. Ozone Depletion and Global Warming. Montreal Protocol. Legislation and Regulation. TYPE I CERTIFICATION: Small Appliance. TYPE II CERTIFICATION: Recovery, Recycling, and Reclaim. Containers - Safe Handling and Transport of Refrigerants. Conservation - Servicing and Testing. TYPE III CERTIFICATION: Chillers. APPENDICES: History of Refrigerants. Handling Test Anxiety and Sample Test Questions with Answers. Related Forms, Logs, and Reports. Glossary.