Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning : An Introduction to HVAC

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For courses in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, and Principles of Heating/Ventilating. Completely revised, updated, and pedagogically improved, this new edition of the classic in the field sets as a new curriculum standard. Based on input experts, the staff of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, and many academic advisors, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 4/e, reflects the state of the art, as well as solid, fundamental concepts and practical applications.show more

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  • Hardback | 1152 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 43.2mm | 2,540.15g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130925713
  • 9780130925718

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Revised, updated, and pedagogically improved, this new edition of the classic in the field sets a new curriculum standard. Based on input from industry experts, the staff of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, and many academic advisors, "Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Fourth Edition, " reflects the state-of-the-art, as well as fundamental concepts, and practical applications. "Some of the key features of this edition are: "The text and lab manual mirror the ARI national curriculum guidelines and I.C.E. certification test requirements.The text draws extensively upon field-tested materials from industry sources, relating concepts to real-world situations.Full color photos and graphics.Primarily written as a textbook, it is also organized to be used as a reference by technicians in the field.Chapters and units cover single areas, making it easier to teach and learn.Information has been gathered from technicians and industry leaders from various regions to more broadly represent the HVAC/R industry around the country.Troubleshooting tips are included to help resolve problems in a quick and accurate manner.Numerous sidebars highlight important technical tips, service tips, and safety tips.show more

About . AHRI

Larry Jeffus is highly respected in both education and the refrigeration and air conditioning field, with more than 30 years of experience. His many years of dedicated service to his students and technical education were influential in leading Texas Governor Rick Perry to appoint Larry to the Texas Workforce Investment Council. Larry's aim in writing this book is to bring together, in a logical order, the data necessary to be successful in the HVAC/R industry. In doing this, he has been guided by his experience as a NATE Certified HVAC/R technician working in the field, as a teacher in the classroom, as a Texas licensed HVAC/R contractor, and as a consultant in the refrigeration and air conditioning field. He provides an excellent blend of theory with job-qualifying skill development and uses color photographs and line drawings that make the principles and service information easy to understand.show more

Table of contents

I. FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Introduction. 2. Tools, Meters and Measuring Devices. 3. HVAC-R Practices. II. REFRIGERATION PRINCIPLES. 4. Principles of Matter and Thermodynamics. 5. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System Components. 6. Refrigerant and Lubricants. III. ELECTRICITY. 7. Basic Electrical. 8. Motors. 9. Electrical Diagrams. 10. System Controls. IV. RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS. 11. Central Residential Air Conditioning. 12. Central Residential Gas Warm Air Heating. 13. Central Residential Oil Warm Air Heating. 14. Central Residential Electric Warm Air Heating. 15. Central Residential Heat Pump Systems. V. INDOOR AIR SYSTEMS. 16. Air Distribution. 17. Indoor Air Quality. 18. Load Calculation. VI. COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS. 19. Packaged Heating/Cooling Systems. 20. Commercial Refrigeration. 21. Central Plant Hydronic Systems. VII. UNITARY SYSTEMS. 22. Appliances. VIII. EMPLOYMENT SKILLS. 23. Job Skills.show more

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