Guide to the HVAC/R Certification and Competency Tests

Guide to the HVAC/R Certification and Competency Tests

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For courses in Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. This text is designed to prepare students and service/installation technicians to pass the HVAC/R certification and competency examinations. The study guide/question manual covers practically every aspect in the HVAC/R industry-from System Components and Tools, to Electrical Theory and Application, Air Flow Components and Duct Fabrication, Indoor Air Quality and Safety, Hydronic heating, EPA Certification, and System more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 203.2 x 271.8 x 20.3mm | 544.32g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131149490
  • 9780131149496

Table of contents

(NOTE: Sections 1-5 each feature a "Study Section" and a separate "Question" and "Answers" section covering the same topics. Section 6 includes Questions only.) I. STUDY GUIDE. 1. System Components and Tools. Hand Tools. Basic Construction. Refrigeration Theory. Air Conditioning Components. Refrigerants. Lubricants. Compressors. Air Cooled Condensers. Water Cooled Condensers. Indoor Evaporator Coils. Metering Devices. Service Valves. Leak Detection. Recovery Equipment. Soldering and Brazing. Manifold Gauges. System Evacuation. Refrigerant Charging. Defrost Systems. Fundamentals of Gas Combustion. Gas Furnace Controls and Components. Combustion Air. Vents and Chimneys. Gas Piping. Oil Furnaces. Heat Pumps. 2. Electrical Theory and Application. Electrical Theory. Magnetism. Direct Current. Series Circuits. Parallel Circuits. Alternating Current. Power Distribution. AC Motors. Shaded Pole Motors. Split-Phase Motors. Capacitor Start Induction Run Motors (CSIR). Permanent Split Capacitor Motor (PSC). Capacitor Start/Capacitor Run Motor (CSR). Three Phase Motors. Electrical Controls. Solid- State Electronics. Wiring Layouts and Electrical Diagrams. Electrical Meters. Electrical Troubleshooting. 3. Airflow Components and Duct Fabrication. Airflow Tools and Measurements. Blowers and Fans. Air Duct Systems and Fabrication. Flexible (Flex) Duct. Fiberglass Ductboard. Air Side Components. Air Filters. Humidifiers. Temperature and Humidity. 4. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Safety. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Personal Safety. Refrigerant Safety. Soldering and Brazing Safety. Electrical Safety. EPA Certification Study Guide. Core. Type I Certification. Type II Certification. Type III Certification. 5. Commercial Refrigeration and Hydronic Heating. Refrigerator Piping. Thermostatic Expansion Valves. Refrigeration Accessories. Medium- and Low-Temperature Refrigeration. Hydronic Heating Theory. Mechanical Controls. Electrical Controls and Mechanical Components. Troubleshooting Hydronic Heating Systems: Electrical Diagrams. 6. Service and Troubleshooting. Air Conditioning Troubleshooting. Gas Furnace Troubleshooting. Oil Furnace Troubleshooting. Heat Pump Troubleshooting. Air Distribution more