Higher Education

Refrigeration Principles, Practices, and Performance, 1st Edition

  • Chris Langley
  • ISBN-10: 1418060976  |  ISBN-13: 9781418060978
  • 440 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $140.25



Designed to provide a basic, straightforward overview of the concepts and principles of HVAC and refrigeration, this book is ideal for readers with a limited amount of experience in the field. Basic Refrigeration begins with an introduction to the basics of refrigeration and HVAC, and then quickly progresses into specific equipment components, eliminating overly technical and lengthy information that is found in many traditional industry books. The focus on presenting the essentials with a simple, easy-to-understand approach makes this book valuable for any reader seeking to master and apply basic refrigeration and HVAC principles.

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Features and Benefits

  • Thorough coverage for domestic, commercial, marine, or industrial applications is included so knowledge is transferable to a variety of fields within the industry
  • Numerous examples provide a context for learning and grasping key concepts
  • Coverage of engineering design is relevant and practical, so readers can effectively choose the proper size equipment without being bogged down by extraneous technical information

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Fundamentals
Chapter 2 Compression System of Refrigeration
Chapter 3 Refrigerants
Chapter 4 Expansion Valves
Chapter 5 Evaporators
Chapter 6 Compressors
Chapter 7 Condensers
Chapter 8 Flow Equipment
Chapter 9 Electric Controls and Control Valves
Chapter 10 Lubrication
Chapter 11 Defrosting Methods
Chapter 12 Compressor Drives
Chapter 13 Food Preservation
Chapter 14 Operating
Chapter 15 Servicing
Chapter 16 Refrigerated Enclosures
Chapter 17 Instruments and Meters
Chapter 18 Heat Calculations
Chapter 19 Humidity in Refrigeration
Chapter 20 Compressor Calculations I
Chapter 21 Compressor Calculations II
Chapter 22 Refrigerant Lines – Pressure Drops
Chapter 23 Brine in Refrigeration
Chapter 24 Liquid Cooling
Chapter 25 Complete Systems
Chapter 26 Carbon Dioxide – Dry Ice
Chapter 27 Altitude and Its Effect
Chapter 28 Absorption Systems
Chapter 29 The Refrigeration Code


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Chris Langley

Chris Langley graduated from Kean College of New Jersey in 1996 with a Bachelor¿s Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology. He completed his Master¿s studies in 2003 at Stevens Institute. He has over 30 years of experience in all facets of industrial utilities including 18 years of hands-on experience with ammonia systems. Mr. Langley has also taught HVAC, stationary engineering and refrigeration engineering in two of New Jersey¿s vocational-technical schools for 18 years as of this writing. He holds a New Jersey double gold engineer¿s license.