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Newly expanded and updated to meet the needs of today's technicians, Practical Heating Technology, 2E offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of modern heating theory, systems, and service. This book is the perfect on-site resource, providing easily accessible information on all major types of heating systems, including oil, gas, electric, and hydronic systems. A clear, conversational writing style is used to allow readers to quickly and easily grasp important concepts, and develop the terminology needed to interact with others in the industry, from sales people to fellow technicians. Updates to this 2nd edition include expanded coverage of basic electricity and new units on electric motors and blueprint reading. Thorough, real-world examples, step-by-step explanations, and detailed case studies make this book an indispensable resource that belongs in every technician's toolkit.
- Detailed, informative illustrations, photographs, and drawings clarify key concepts
- "Service Call" case studies prepare readers for real-world scenarios, leading them from problem identification all the way through to problem resolution
- Design tables provide useful resource for detecting design flaws in the field
- Emphasis on safety throughout ensures that readers are not only accurate in their fieldwork, but also protective of their well-being and the well-being of others around them
Unit 2 Electric Motors
Unit 3 Electric-Heat Equipment
Unit 4 Controls and Wiring for Electric Heat
Unit 5 Troubleshooting and Maintenance for Electric-Heat Equipment
Unit 6 Theory of Gas and Combustion
Unit 7 Gas Heat: Natural and LP
Unit 8 Gas-Burning Equipment
Unit 9 Gas Piping, Venting and Appliance Efficiency
Unit 10 Troubleshooting and Maintenance for Gas-Fired Equipment
Unit 11 Theory of Oil Heat and Combustion
Unit 12 Oil Heat Components
Unit 13 Oil-Burning Equipment
Unit 14 Burning Oil as Fuel
Unit 15 Troubleshooting and Maintenance for Oil-Fired Equipment
Unit 16 Properties of Water
Unit 17 Hot-Water Heat
Unit 18 Steam Heat
Unit 19 Technician Service Call for Hot-Water and Steam Systems
Unit 20 Air Humidification and Filtration
Unit 21 System design
Unit 22 Air Distribution and Balance
Unit 23 Introduction to Blueprint Reading to HVAC Technicians
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
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.