Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Textbook

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Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning provides an excellent blend of theory, skill development, and service information, making it a leader in the refrigeration and air conditioning field. This comprehensive text teaches both fundamental principles and the service techniques needed to diagnose and remedy refrigeration and HVAC problems. In addition, this textbook also provides information on properly designing, sizing, and installing new HVAC-R systems.Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has been extensively updated to improve readability and address recent developments in the HVAC-R field. This new edition includes information about the latest equipment, refrigerants, and environmentally responsible service procedures. An all new layout and revised text make the book easier to read and comprehend.In addition to updated content, the 19th edition of Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has been reorganized to enhance student comprehension. Each section of the text builds on the concepts presented in earlier chapters. Students learn basic concepts early in the book and then apply what they have learned to increasingly complex systems, from the simplest domestic refrigerator to sophisticated commercial refrigeration systems.The teaching effectiveness of the text has been further improved by additional pedagogical tools. Chapter opening outlines give readers an overview of the chapter contents so they can see how key concepts in the chapter are interrelated. A Review of Key Concepts feature appears at the beginning of each chapter to help students relate previously learned concepts to the material presented in that chapter.Throughout the book, care has been taken to promote energy efficiency, from detailing proper system sizing and charging techniques to explaining the integration of solar heating systems. Factors affecting heating and cooling system efficiency are clearly explained in detail.Both students and practicing technicians will benefit from the comprehensive approach of this text, which provides a solid and thorough knowledge of all aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning.

                                                                                    TABLE OF CONTENTS

Fundamentals of Refrigeration
  1. Fundamentals of Refrigeration 
  2. Basic Refrigeration Systems 

Service Basics
  3. Tools and Supplies 
  4. Working with Tubing and Piping 
  5. Service Calls 

  6. Introduction to Refrigerants 
  7. Equipment and Instruments for Refrigerant Handling and Service 
  8. Working with Refrigerants 

Basic Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics
  9. Basic Electricity 
10. Electrical Power 
11. Basic Electronics 

Motors and Electric Control Systems
12. Electric Motors 
13. Electrical Control Systems 
14. Servicing Electric Motors and Controls 

Compressors, Valves, and Metering Devices
15. Compressors 
16. Valves and Metering Devices 

Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
17. Overview of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers 
18. Systems and Components of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers 
19. Installation and Troubleshooting of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers 
20. Service and Repair of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers 

Indoor Air Fundamentals
21. Air Movement and Measurement 
22. Air Quality 
23. Air Distribution 
24. Ventilation System Service 

Air Conditioning Systems
25. Ductless Air-Conditioning Systems 
26. Central Air-Conditioning Systems 
27. Absorption and Evaporative Cooling Systems 
28. Humidification 
29. Thermostats 
30. Heating and Cooling Loads 
31. Air Conditioning Installation, Troubleshooting, and Service 
Heating Systems
32. Forced-Air Heating Fundamentals 
33. Hydronic Heating Fundamentals 
34. Heat Pumps 
35. Gas-Fired Heating Systems 
36. Oil-Fired Heating Systems 
37. Electric Heating Systems 
38. Heating System Installation and Service 

Energy Management and Conservation
39. Solar Power and Thermal Storage 
40. Energy Management 
41. Energy Conservation 

Commercial Refrigeration Systems
42. Overview of Commercial Refrigeration Systems 
43. Special Refrigeration Systems and Applications 
44. Commercial Refrigeration- System Configurations 
45. Commercial Refrigeration Systems- High-Side Components 
46. Commercial Refrigeration Systems- Low-Side Components 
47. Commercial Refrigeration Systems- Piping 

Designing Commercial Refrigeration Systems
48. Understanding Heat Loads and System Thermodynamics 
49. Selecting Components Based on Heat Load 

Installing and Servicing Commercial Systems
50. Installing Commercial Systems 
51. Troubleshooting Commercial Systems-System Diagnosis 
52. Troubleshooting Commercial Systems-Component Diagnosis 
53. Servicing Commercial Systems 

Professional Development
54. Technician Certification 

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