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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

ISBN 13: 9781428319363

ISBN 10: 1428319360

Author: Bill Whitman; Bill Johnson; John Tomczyk; Eugene Silberstein

Pages: 1360

Published: 02/25/2008

Price: $184.95 Add to cart

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.
  • new section on the Green Awareness movement and global warming includes key organizations and their present and future goals on how to accomplish green buildings and green mechanical rooms throughout the USA.
  • updated information on technician certification and key organizations supporting either voluntary or mandatory technician certification.
  • Federal Mandate 13 Season Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is covered in detail in designated chapters throughout the book.
  • Actual technician service calls are featured, giving chapters a real-world quality that puts readers in "service mode."
Author Bio
Bill Whitman
Bill Whitman 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, 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 has also written monthly articles--BTU Buddy--that are available online.
John Tomczyk
John Tomczyk received his associates degree in refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning technology from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan; his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; and his master's degree in education from Ferris State University. Mr. Tomczyk has worked in refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning service 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. His technical articles have been featured in many HVACR magazines and journals. Mr. Tomczyk is also the author of TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING MODERN AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS. Mr. Tomczyk has 29 years of teaching experience at the Refrigeration, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Technology program at Ferris State University and is a member of many HVAC/R trade organizations.
Eugene Silberstein
Since entering the HVAC industry in 1980, Eugene has taken on many roles ranging from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Eugene is currently the Director of Technical Education and Standards at the ESCO Institute. <BR />Eugene has twenty-five years of teaching experience and has taught air conditioning and refrigeration at many institutions including high school vocational programs, proprietary post-secondary institutions, and community colleges. In December of 2015, Eugene retired from his tenured teaching position at Suffolk County Community College, in Brentwood, New York, to join the ESCO Group and relocate to Southern California. <BR />Eugene earned his dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York (New York, NY) and his Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, (Stony Brook, NY) where he specialized in Energy and Environmental Systems, studying renewable and sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. He earned his Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) credential from HVAC Excellence and the ESCO Group in 2010. Eugene also carries ASHRAE's BEAP credential, which classifies Eugene as a Building Energy Assessment Professional. He is also an active member of many industry societies.<BR />Eugene has served as the subject matter expert on more than fifteen HVAC-related educational projects. His most notable work is Cengage Learning's Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology title, which is now entering its 9th Edition (2021). This book is used in more than 1,000 schools both in this country and abroad to help individuals master the skills they need to install, service, troubleshoot, and design HVAC/R equipment.
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Table of Contents
Unit 1 Heat and Pressure
Unit 2 Matter and Energy
Unit 3 Refrigeration and Refrigerants
Unit 4 General Safety Practices
Unit 5 Tools and Equipment
Unit 6 Fasteners
Unit 7 Tubing and Piping
Unit 8 System Evacuation
Unit 9 Refrigerant and Oil Chemistry and Management—Recovery, Recycling, Reclaiming, and Retrofitting
Unit 10 System Charging
Unit 11 Calibrating Instruments
Unit 12 Basic Electricity and Magnetism
Unit 13 Introduction to Automatic Controls
Unit 14 Automatic Control Components and Applications
Unit 15 Troubleshooting Basic Controls
Unit 16 Advanced Automatic Controls—Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and Pneumatics
Unit 17 Types of Electric Motors
Unit 18 Application of Motors
Unit 19 Motor Controls
Unit 20 Troubleshooting Electric Motors
Unit 21 Evaporators and the Refrigeration System
Unit 22 Condensers
Unit 23 Compressors
Unit 24 Expansion Devices
Unit 25 Special Refrigeration System Components
Unit 26 Application of Refrigeration Systems
Unit 27 Commercial Ice Machines
Unit 28 Special Refrigeration Applications
Unit 29 Troubleshooting and Typical Operating Conditions for Commercial Refrigeration
Unit 30 Electric Heat
Unit 31 Gas Heat
Unit 32 Oil Heat
Unit 33 Hydronic Heat
Unit 34 Indoor Air Quality
Unit 35 Comfort and Psychrometrics
Unit 36 Refrigeration Applied to Air Conditioning
Unit 37 Air Distribution and Balance
Unit 38 Installation
Unit 39 Controls
Unit 40 Typical Operating Conditions
Unit 41 Troubleshooting
Unit 42 Electric, Gas, and Oil Heat with Electric Air Conditioning
Unit 43 Air Source Heat Pumps
Unit 44 Geothermal Heat Pumps
Unit 45 Domestic Refrigerators
Unit 46 Domestic Freezers
Unit 47 Room Air Conditioners
Unit 48 High-Pressure, Low-Pressure, and Absorption Chilled-Water Systems
Unit 49 Cooling Towers and Pumps
Unit 50 Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Chilled-Water Air-Conditioning Systems.