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Modern Diesel Technology: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration 1st Edition

John Dixon

  • Published
  • 304 Pages


Student technicians of truck air conditioning or truck-trailer refrigeration will appreciate the easy-to-follow language this book employs in conveying the foundational concepts of mobile refrigeration. Written in an understandable, straightforward style that integrates the technical jargon used in today's HVAC and truck-trailer refrigeration field, this book delivers extensive information on HVAC and mobile refrigeration technology. State-of-the-art coverage includes a section on thermodynamics that serves as the basis for both truck HVAC systems and mobile refrigeration equipment. General truck technology as well as specialty product information is accompanied by logical photo sequences for maintenance tasks that technicians perform everyday in the field. .

John Dixon, Centennial College, Toronto

John Dixon has taught HVAC/Refrigeration and Steering/Suspension/Brakes at Centennial College School of Transportation since 1999. He has been Department Coordinator for the Truck and Coach Mentorship there, as well as the Modified Apprenticeship Program, for eight years. A member of the Toronto Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association and the Program Advisory Committee for Mack/Volvo Trucks, Mr. Dixon is also Vice Chair of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for Ontario Colleges. His professional licenses include Canadian license 310-S (Automotive), 310-T (Truck), and the Ontario Mobile Refrigeration license. John Dixon also wrote Modern Diesel Technology: Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (Delmar, 2010).
  • A detailed section on truck-trailer refrigeration includes specific information on transport refrigeration equipment in use today, not found in any other text of its kind
  • Features coverage of supplemental truck heating and cooling, a concern as governments try to regulate the amount of emissions being produced by the trucking industry
  • Useful as a one-stop, user-friendly resource provides all relevant material in one complete book
  • ASE and NATEF correlations are provided in each chapter where applicable.
  • To help put classroom theory into shop practice, each MDT Series title will be offered with a companion Job Sheets manual. The Job Sheets have been thoughtfully designed by experienced instructors to assist users in gaining job preparedness skills and mastering specific technical competencies required for success as a professional diesel technician. While designed to support the MDT Series, the manuals are also useful on their own, or with any comprehensive or area-specific diesel technology text. The manuals reference the NATEF Task List and consist of a set of Job Sheets for each of the following areas: Electrical/Electronic Systems; Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Brakes; Suspension and Steering; HydraulicsDiesel Engines; Drive Train Preventative Maintenance Inspection
Chapter 1 History of HVAC
Chapter 2 Environmental & Safety Practices
Chapter 3 Thermodynamics
Chapter 4 Air Conditioning Components
Chapter 5 Air Conditioning Components
Chapter 6 Air conditioning Systems
Chapter 7 Service Procedures
Chapter 8 Truck Engine Cooling Systems
Chapter 9 Climate Control / Supplemental Truck Heating/Cooling
Chapter 10 Trouble Shooting
Chapter 11 APAD''s/ACPU A/C Control Systems (Air Conditioning Protection Unit).
Chapter 12 Truck Trailer Refrigeration Equipment
Chapter 13 Truck Trailer Refrigeration Components
Chapter 14 Truck Trailer Refrigerant Flow Control
Chapter 15 Truck Trailer Refrigeration Electrical Components
Chapter 16 Truck Trailer Refrigeration Maintenance Procedures

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  • ISBN-10: 1401878490
  • ISBN-13: 9781401878498
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $153.00
  • RETAIL $203.95