Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

ISBN-10: 1111644470
ISBN-13: 9781111644475
Edition: 7th 2013
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List price: $180.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 2/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1536
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 8.756
Language: English

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems with REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, 7th Edition. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, this time honored best seller provides the exceptional hands-on guidance, practical applications, latest technology and solid foundation you need to fully understand today's HVAC service and repair, its environmental challenges, and their solutions. Focused on sustainable technology in today's HVAC/R industry with an emphasis on new technologies and the latest advancements in the industry, the 7th edition has been updated to include more on Green Awareness, LEED accreditation and building performances with two new chapters on Energy Audits and Heat Gains and Losses. This edition covers the all-important soft skills and customer relation issues that impact customer satisfaction and employment success. Memorable examples, more than 260 supporting photos and unique Service Call features emphasize the relevance and importance of what you are learning. Trust Refrigeration and Air Conditioning TECHNOLOGY 7E to provide you with clear and accurate coverage of critical skills your HVAC/R success.

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.

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.

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.

Eugene Silberstein 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 is currently directing and teaching the associate's degree program in HVAC/R at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York. Mr. Silberstein has previously served as 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 also served as chairman of the Refrigeration Department and educational supervisor of the Refrigeration, Automotive and Welding programs. In addition to teaching post-secondary courses, Mr. Silberstein has taught air conditioning, heating and plumbing at the high school level. He earned dual bachelor's degrees from CCNY in New York City, New York and is a member of several HVAC/R industry organizations. His technical credits include authoring HEAT PUMPS, RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC. Mr. Silberstein has written more than 30 educational videos, test banks and lecture slides for numerous texts. He is currently writing other industry-related books.

Theory of Heat
Heat and Pressure
Matter and Energy
Refrigeration and Refrigerants
Safety, Tools and Equipment, Shop Practices
General Safety Practices
Tools and Equipment
Fasteners
Tubing and Piping
Leak Detection, System Evacuation and System Clean-up
Refrigerant and Oil Chemistry and 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
Advanced Automatic Controls�Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and Pneumatics
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
Commercial Ice Machines
Special Refrigeration Applications
Troubleshooting and Typical Operating Conditions for Commercial Refrigeration
Air Conditioning (Heating and Humidification)
Electric Heat
Gas Heat
Oil Heat
Hydronic Heat
Indoor Air Quality
Air Conditioning (Cooling)
Comfort and Psychrometrics
Refrigeration Applied to Air Conditioning
Air Distribution and Balance
Installation
Residential Energy Auditing
Typical Operating Conditions
Troubleshooting
All-Weather Systems
Heat Gain and Heat Loss in Buildings
Air Source Heat Pumps
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Domestic Appliances
Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
Room Air Conditioners
Commercial Air-Conditioning and Chilled-Water Systems
High-Pressure, Low-Pressure, and Absorption Chilled-Water Systems
Cooling Towers and Pumps
Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Chilled-Water Air-Conditioning Systems
Commercial Rooftop, Packaged, Variable Refrigerant Flow, and Variable Air Volume Systems

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