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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology / Edition 6

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology / Edition 6


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ISBN-13: 9781428319363
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/25/2008
Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1360
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Now retired from teaching and writing, Bill Whitman has contributed a wealth of academic expertise as well as industry knowledge to this book. Mr. 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 three years, Mr. Whitman became the Director of Vocational Education for the Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, Vermont, a position he held for eight years. He spent five 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.

Now retired, Bill Johnson has taught heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration for more than two decades 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 Service Manager for a major manufacturer for six years. Mr. Johnson owned his own HVAC/R business for 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 three major textbooks on the market today as well as their ancillary materials. He also writes a monthly article -- BTU Buddy -- that is available online.

John Tomczyk received his associate's degree in refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning technology from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan; his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; and his master's degree in education from Ferris State University. Mr. Tomczyk has worked in refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning service and technical writing consultation for both the academic and industrial fields for numerous years -- enabling him to bring a wealth of experience to this text. His technical articles have been featured in many HVACR magazines and journals. Mr. Tomczyk is also the author of TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING MODERN AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS. Mr. Tomczyk has 29 years of teaching experience at the Refrigeration, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Technology program at Ferris State University and is a member of many HVAC/R trade organizations.

Over the past thirty-five plus years, Eugene 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. Eugene is presently an Assistant Professor and lead faculty member for the HVAC/R program at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York. Eugene has twenty-three years of teaching experience and has taught HVAC at several institutions. Eugene earned his dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York and his Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, where he specialized in renewable and sustainable energy sources. He earned his Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) credential from the ESCO Group. Eugene also carries the BEAP credential issued by ASHRAE, classifying him as a Building Energy Assessment Professional. Eugene, an active member of both ASHRAE and RSES, served as the author and subject matter expert for multiple projects including Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th and 7th Editions, Residential Construction Academy: HVAC, 1st and 2nd Edition, Pressure Enthalpy Without Tears (2006), Heat Pumps, 1st and 2nd Editions and Psychrometrics Without Tears (2014).

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: THEORY OF HEAT Unit 1 Heat and Pressure Unit 2 Matter and Energy Unit 3 Refrigeration and Refrigerants SECTION 2: SAFETY, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT, SHOP PRACTICES Unit 4 General Safety Practices Unit 5 Tools and Equipment Unit 6 Fasteners Unit 7 Tubing and Piping Unit 8 System Evacuation Unit 9 Refrigerant and Oil Chemistry and Management--Recovery, Recycling, Reclaiming, and Retrofitting Unit 10 System Charging Unit 11 Calibrating Instruments SECTION 3: BASIC AUTOMATIC CONTROLS Unit 12 Basic Electricity and Magnetism Unit 13 Introduction to Automatic Controls Unit 14 Automatic Control Components and Applications Unit 15 Troubleshooting Basic Controls Unit 16 Advanced Automatic Controls--Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and Pneumatics SECTION 4: ELECTRIC MOTORS Unit 17 Types of Electric Motors Unit 18 Application of Motors Unit 19 Motor Controls Unit 20 Troubleshooting Electric Motors SECTION 5: COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION Unit 21 Evaporators and the Refrigeration System Unit 22 Condensers Unit 23 Compressors Unit 24 Expansion Devices Unit 25 Special Refrigeration System Components Unit 26 Application of Refrigeration Systems Unit 27 Commercial Ice Machines Unit 28 Special Refrigeration Applications Unit 29 Troubleshooting and Typical Operating Conditions for Commercial Refrigeration SECTION 6: AIR CONDITIONING (HEATING AND HUMIDIFICATION) Unit 30 Electric Heat Unit 31 Gas Heat Unit 32 Oil Heat Unit 33 Hydronic Heat Unit 34 Indoor Air Quality SECTION 7: AIR CONDITIONING (COOLING) Unit 35 Comfort and Psychrometrics Unit 36 Refrigeration Applied to Air Conditioning Unit 37 Air Distribution and Balance Unit 38 Installation Unit 39 Controls Unit 40 Typical Operating Conditions Unit 41 Troubleshooting SECTION 8: ALL-WEATHER SYSTEMS Unit 42 Electric, Gas, and Oil Heat with Electric Air Conditioning Unit 43 Air Source Heat Pumps Unit 44 Geothermal Heat Pumps SECTION 9: DOMESTIC APPLIANCES Unit 45 Domestic Refrigerators Unit 46 Domestic Freezers Unit 47 Room Air Conditioners SECTION 10: CHILLED-WATER AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS Unit 48 High-Pressure, Low-Pressure, and Absorption Chilled-Water Systems Unit 49 Cooling Towers and Pumps Unit 50 Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Chilled-Water Air-Conditioning Systems.

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