Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 20th Edition

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 20th Edition

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: 9781631263545

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by: Andrew D. Althouse, Carl H. Turnquist, A.F. Bracciano, D.C. Bracciano, and G.M. Bracciano

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is the HVACR standard for a new generation of learner. Whether you're in a digital or print, on-ground or hybrid environment, this integrated learning solution will engage students with resource elements including textbook content, an online learning platform, video clips, narrated animations, digital activities, questions, and hands-on lab activities to assess and to reinforce learning based upon the original HVACR industry standard.

  • Changes for this edition include a new Careers chapter, a new Safety chapter, new Service Call Scenario features, technical updates throughout (including microchannel heat exchangers, variable frequency drives, and VRF systems), and over 300 new illustrations.
  • New library of textbook images included in the Online Instructor Resources.
  • Well-designed illustrations engage students and effectively support the excellent blend of theory, skill development, and service information.
  • Correlated to HVAC Excellence and PAHRA accreditation requirements to ensure complete coverage that will prepare your students for career success.

Table of Contents

Professional Development
  1. Careers 
  2. Safety 
  3. Service Calls 

Refrigeration System Fundamentals
  4. Energy and Matter 
  5. Gases 
  6. Basic Refrigeration Systems 

Service Basics
  7. Tools and Supplies 
  8. Working with Tubing and Piping 

  9. Introduction to Refrigerants 
10. Equipment and Instruments for Refrigerant Handling and Service 
11. Working with Refrigerants 

Basic Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics
12. Basic Electricity 
13. Electrical Power 
14. Basic Electronics 

Motors and Electric Control Systems
15. Electric Motors 
16. Electrical Control Systems 
17. Servicing Electric Motors and Controls 

Refrigeration System Components
18. Compressors 
19. Compressor Safety Components 
20. Metering Devices 
21. Heat Exchangers 
22. Refrigerant Flow Components 

Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
23. Overview of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers 
24. Systems and Components of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers 
25. Installation and Troubleshooting of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers 
26. Service and Repair of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers 
Indoor Air Fundamentals
27. Air Movement and Measurement 
28. Air Quality 
29. Air Distribution 
30. Ventilation System Service 

Air-Conditioning Systems
31. Ductless Air-Conditioning Systems 
32. Residential Central Air-Conditioning Systems 
33. Commercial Air-Conditioning Systems 
34. Absorption and Evaporative Cooling Systems 
35. Humidity Control 
36. Thermostats 
37. Heating and Cooling Loads 

Heating Systems
38. Forced-Air Heating Fundamentals 
39. Hydronic Heating Fundamentals 
40. Heat Pumps 
41. Gas-Fired Heating Systems 
42. Oil-Fired Heating Systems 
43. Electric Heating Systems 

Energy Management and Conservation
44. Solar Power and Thermal Storage 
45. Energy Management 
46. Energy Conservation 

Commercial Refrigeration Systems
47. Overview of Commercial Refrigeration Systems 
48. Special Refrigeration Systems and Applications 
49. Commercial Refrigeration—System Configurations 

Designing Commercial Refrigeration Systems
50. Understanding Heat Loads and System Thermodynamics 
51. Commercial Refrigeration Component Selection 

Installing and Servicing Commercial Systems
52. Installing Commercial Systems 
53. Troubleshooting CommercialSystems—System Diagnosis 
54. Troubleshooting Commercial Systems—Component Diagnosis 
55. Servicing Commercial Systems 
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