Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 7th Edition

  • Bill Whitman
  • Bill Johnson
  • John Tomczyk Ferris State University
  • Eugene Silberstein Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY
  • ISBN-10: 1111644470
  • ISBN-13: 9781111644475
  • 1536 Pages Hardcover 
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2000
  • © 2013 | Published
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Equip your students 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 your students 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 readers are learning. Trust Refrigeration and Air Conditioning TECHNOLOGY 7E to provide the reader-friendly, clear and accurate coverage of critical skills your students need for HVAC/R success.


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  • This book details all of the information your students need on technician certification. The authors introduce all of the key organizations that support both voluntary and mandatory technician certification for the industry.
  • With the growing emphasis on Green Awareness and global warming, this book prepares your students with the knowledge they need. The book familiarizes students with key organizations and their present and future goals on how to ensure green buildings and green mechanical rooms throughout the country.
  • This edition's expanded section on Career Opportunity includes a comprehensive list of current career opportunities available in today's HVAC/R field.
  • To ensure your students have the necessary background and understanding, this edition covers SEER ratings in detail with designated chapters throughout the book.
  • Your students see the skills that they've learned put into actual practice. Real technician service calls featured throughout this edition provide a real-world quality to the text and put your students into a service mode of thinking. Students see the relevance and importance of the principles they're learning with these unique applications.

What's New

  • A new chapter on Residential Energy Audits (Unit 39) provides the depth of information needed for successful analysis and work in this growing area.
  • A new chapter on Heat Gains and Heat Losses in Buildings (Unit 42) equips students with the background and skills to identify and correct the environmental challenges in today's structures.
  • This edition offers new insights and coverage of customer relations and the technician soft skills that play a critical role in customer satisfaction.
  • Placing importance on green awareness, this text covers advanced refrigerant leak detection, carbon dioxide refrigeration, newer alternative refrigerants, and as well as LEED accreditation and many of the progressive new technologies in use today in the HVAC/R fields.
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Table of Contents

Section I: THEORY OF HEAT.
1. Heat and Pressure.
2. Matter and Energy.
3. Refrigeration and Refrigerants.
Section II: SAFETY, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT, SHOP PRACTICES.
4. General Safety Practices.
5. Tools and Equipment.
6. Fasteners.
7. Tubing and Piping.
8. Leak Detection, System Evacuation and System Clean-up
9. Refrigerant and Oil Chemistry and Management—Recovery, Recycling, Reclaiming, and Retrofitting.
10. System Charging.
11. Calibrating Instruments.
Section III: BASIC AUTOMATIC CONTROLS.
12. Basic Electricity and Magnetism.
13. Introduction to Automatic Controls.
14. Automatic Control Components and Applications.
15. Troubleshooting Basic Controls.
16. Advanced Automatic Controls—Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and Pneumatics.
Section IV: ELECTRIC MOTORS.
17. Types of Electric Motors.
18. Application of Motors.
19. Motor Controls.
20. Troubleshooting Electric Motors.
Section V: COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION.
21. Evaporators and the Refrigeration System.
22. Condensers.
23. Compressors.
24. Expansion Devices.
25. Special Refrigeration System Components.
26. Application of Refrigeration Systems.
27. Commercial Ice Machines.
28. Special Refrigeration Applications.
29. Troubleshooting and Typical Operating Conditions for Commercial Refrigeration.
Section VI: AIR CONDITIONING (HEATING AND HUMIDIFICATION).
30. Electric Heat.
31. Gas Heat.
32. Oil Heat.
33. Hydronic Heat.
34. Indoor Air Quality.
Section VII: AIR CONDITIONING (COOLING).
35. Comfort and Psychrometrics.
36. Refrigeration Applied to Air Conditioning.
37. Air Distribution and Balance.
38. Installation.
39. Residential Energy Auditing
40. Typical Operating Conditions.
41. Troubleshooting.
Section VIII: ALL-WEATHER SYSTEMS.
42. Heat Gain and Heat Loss in Buildings.
43. Air Source Heat Pumps.
44. Geothermal Heat Pumps.
Section IX: DOMESTIC APPLIANCES.
45. Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers.
46. Room Air Conditioners.
Section X: COMMERCIAL AIR-CONDITIONING AND CHILLED-WATER SYSTEMS
47. High-Pressure, Low-Pressure, and Absorption Chilled-Water Systems.
48. Cooling Towers and Pumps.
49. Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Chilled-Water Air-Conditioning Systems.
50. Commercial Rooftop, Packaged, Variable Refrigerant Flow, and Variable Air Volume Systems.

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About the Author

Bill Whitman

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.

Bill Johnson

Now retired, Bill Johnson has taught heating, air conditioning and refrigeration for more than two decades in various technical colleges and factory schools. A graduate of Southern Technical Institute, a branch of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, he has also served as Service Manager for a major manufacturer for six years. Mr. Johnson owned his own HVAC/R business for 10 years and has been a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and the American Society of Heating Refrigerating Air Conditioning Engineers. His authoring credits include three major textbooks on the market today as well as their ancillary materials. He also writes a monthly article -- BTU Buddy – that is available online.

John Tomczyk

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

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.