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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, a time-honored best seller, has been updated and revised to provide superior hands-on information needed to successfully maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The new sixth edition contains units updated to include advances or changes in technology, procedures, and or equipment. Over 250 new images have been added to emphasize the practical application approach to the book. It fosters a solid foundation and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, and displays a depth and detail of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures that make this a fitting book for basic HVAC-R education as well as upgrading and certification training for technicians in the field.
- new section on the Green Awareness movement and global warming includes key organizations and their present and future goals on how to accomplish green buildings and green mechanical rooms throughout the USA.
- updated information on technician certification and key organizations supporting either voluntary or mandatory technician certification.
- section on Career Opportunity has been expanded to include a comprehensive list of career opportunities available in the HVACR field.
- Federal Mandate 13 Season Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is covered in detail in designated chapters throughout the book.
- Actual technician service calls are featured, giving chapters a real-world quality that puts readers in "service mode."
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.
"The three greatest strengths of this text are: 1) the graphic illustrations which strike a good balance between realism and expression of concept; 2) the inclusion and content of Section 10 which provide a needed addition for technicians who are working in facilities maintenance or commercial AC; and 3) the plain style of writing which seems to come more from a technician than from an engineer."
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The Instructor Resources include PowerPoint® presentations for each textbook chapter, a computerized test bank, an Instructor Guide with the answers to the text’s review questions and exercises, and other text-specific resources.
Modern Hydronic Heating: For Residential and Light Commercial Buildings
From simple applications to multi-load / multi-temperature systems, learn how to use the newest and most appropriate hydronic heating methods and hardware to create system the deliver the ultimate in heating comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency. Heavily illustrated with product and installation photos, and hundreds of detailed full-color schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, 3rd EDITION is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive reference on hydronic heating for the present and future. It transforms engineering-level design information into practical tools that can be used by technical students and heating professional alike. This revised edition features the latest design and installation techniques for residential and light commercial hydronic systems including use of renewable energy heat sources, hydraulic separation, smart circulators, distribution efficiency, thermal accumulators, mixing methods, heat metering, and web-enabled control methods. Everyone involved in the heating trade will benefit from this preeminent resource of the North American heating industry. It is well-suited for use in a formal education course, self-study, or as an on the job reference.