Refrigeration and AC Technology

ISBN-10: 0766806677

ISBN-13: 9780766806672

Edition: 4th 2000

List price: $194.95
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Description: 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

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List price: $194.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/18/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1248
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.896
Language: English

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.

John Tomczyk has worked in refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning service; project engineering; 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. He currently serves as Professor of HVAC/R at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. In addition, he owns Technical Writing Services and is co-owner of Delta T Solutions, Inc. His technical articles have been featured in the Refrigeration News, Service and Contracting Journal, and Engineered Systems Journal. He writes monthly for the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration News and is co-author of an EPA-approved Technician Certification Program Manual. Mr. Tomczyk also is the author of the book TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING MODERN AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS. John Tomczyk earned his associate's degree in HVAC/R from Ferris State University. He earns a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his master's in Education from Ferris State University.

A Cambridge-educated engineer, Bill Johnson swapped his career for long distance sailing. He stopped logging miles sailed somewhere around 50,000. He was a sailing instructor for ten years, focusing on the RYA courses from beginner to Yachtmaster level.

Preface
Text Development
New in this Edition
Support Materials
How to Use the Text and Supplementary Materials
Features of the Text
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
History of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Cooling)
Theory of Heat
Theory
Matter and Energy
Refrigeration and Refrigerants
Safety, Tools and Equipment, Shop Practices
General Safety Practices
Tools and Equipment
Fasteners
Tubing and Piping
System Evacuation
Refrigerant and Oil Management--Recovery, 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 and Programmable Controls
Electric Motors
Types of Electric Motors
Application of Motors
Motor Controls
Troubleshooting Electric Motors
Commercial Refrigeration
Evaporators and the Refrigeration System
Condensers
Compressors
Expansion Devices
Special Refrigeration System Components
Application of Refrigeration Systems
Special Refrigeration Applications
Troubleshooting and Typical Operating Conditions for Commercial Refrigeration
Air Conditioning (Heating and Humidification)
Electric Heat
Gas Heat
Oil Heat
Hydronic Heat
Alternative Heating (Stoves, Fireplace Inserts, Solar)
Indoor Air Quality
Air Conditioning (Cooling)
Comfort and Psychrometrics
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, and Troubleshooting of Chilled-Water Air Conditioning Systems
Appendix
Glossary
Index
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