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Study Guide/ Lab Manual to Accompany Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology: Concepts, Procedures, and Troubleshooting Techniques / Edition 3

Study Guide/ Lab Manual to Accompany Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology: Concepts, Procedures, and Troubleshooting Techniques / Edition 3


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Now in full-color, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology 3E covers virtually every type of system, providing not only an exceptional teaching tool but a vital reference long after a course is completed. Starting with the basics, each chapter builds the reader s knowledge to a professional level, offering extensive full-color illustrations, step-by-step instructions and an array of tips and case studies for use on the job.

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ISBN-13: 9780827370388
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 10.84(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.62(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.

Table of Contents

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

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