HVAC Control Systems is a comprehensive technician-level resource that blends concise text, detailed illustrations, and practical applications. There is a comprehensive CD-ROM included in the book. A workbook and answer key are also available.
This new edition covers the latest technology in web-based control, networking, wireless control applications, energy auditing and efficiency, system retrofitting, direct digital control, and maintenance management and includes a new feature: field-based troubleshooting scenarios of control system problems.
Expanded content includes BACnet® and LonWorks® building automation protocols as well as system integration. This textbook is specifically designed for HVAC and building maintenance technicians.
Ron Auvil has been in the HVAC Industry for over 37 years. Ron is Director of the Control Stop Training Institute based in Charlotte NC. He provides HVAC and Control Systems Training to customers and distributors in the SE USA. In the past he has served in several roles for major controls manufacturers as a project manager, senior troubleshooter, and regional trainer. He is a proud graduate of West Side Institute of Technology in Cleveland Ohio. Ron has over 34 years of experience in the classroom in a wide variety of roles and has taught everything from basic electricity and refrigeration to steam plant licensing and HVAC Controls. He has written a number of books for American Technical Publishers, including 'HVAC and Refrigeration Systems', 'IT for HVAC Technicians', 'HVAC Control Systems', and 'Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Stationary Engineers' His books have been well received by the HVAC industry. Ron also has written multiple articles for the HVAC News and is an ongoing technical contributor for Fluke Corporation. What he enjoys the most is spending time with technical staff on jobsites and train them to effectively install, service, and use their mechanical and control systems. Some of his clients include the Pentagon, The University of South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Gulfstream Aircraft, Boeing, NASA, and many others.