Higher Education

Practical Heating Technology, 2nd Edition

  • Bill Johnson
  • Kevin Standiford Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, Little Rock, AR, Lead Program Analyst
  • ISBN-10: 141808039X  |  ISBN-13: 9781418080396
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1994
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $192.00
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About

Overview

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.

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Features and Benefits

  • 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

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Theory of Electricity
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

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

eResource  (ISBN-10: 141808042X | ISBN-13: 9781418080426)

This instructor CD contains an Exam View testank, Chapter PPT presentations, and Chapter Hints in Word for the instructor.

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418080403 | ISBN-13: 9781418080402)

The lab manual contains a series of practical exercises that help guide the student through many types of equipment used in the field. Upon completion of the exercises the student will understand how to disassemble the common components for faster service. The student The student will have performed many tasks on these components for the purpose of diagnostics and repair.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1418080411 | ISBN-13: 9781418080419)

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology  (ISBN-10: 1428319360 | ISBN-13: 9781428319363)

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.

List Price = $180.95  | CengageBrain Price = $180.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.75

Student Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418080403 | ISBN-13: 9781418080402)

The lab manual contains a series of practical exercises that help guide the student through many types of equipment used in the field. Upon completion of the exercises the student will understand how to disassemble the common components for faster service. The student The student will have performed many tasks on these components for the purpose of diagnostics and repair.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology  (ISBN-10: 1428319360 | ISBN-13: 9781428319363)

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.

List Price = $180.95  | CengageBrain Price = $180.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $135.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.

Kevin Standiford

Kevin Standiford has been in the technology fields of Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, HVACR, Process Piping and Robotics for more than 15 years. While attending college to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, he worked for McClelland Consulting Engineers as a Mechanical Designer, designing HVAC, complex processing piping, and cogeneration systems for commercial and industrial applications. Mr. Standiford also has experience working for one of the leading HVAC engineering firms in the state of Arkansas, Pettit and Pettit Consulting Engineers, as a Mechanical Design Engineer. His career then led him to teaching engineering, design, and technology courses for Garland County Community College. Maintaining his focus on education, Mr. Standiford has served as an author and consultant for a number of published textbooks and learning resources in the HVAC, CAD, and Plumbing fields. Today he is a full-time consultant working for both the publishing and engineering industries and a part-time instructor.