Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Second Edition

Paperback | October 14, 2011

byRex Miller, Mark Miller

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A Complete, Up-to-Date Guide to AC and Refrigeration

Fully revisited to cover the latest techniques, tools, refrigerants, and equipment, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Second Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the basic principles and practices of the AC and refrigeration industry. Step-by-step instructions, along with more than 800 photographs and illustrations, demonstrate efficient, cost-effective, and current methods for choosing, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing today's cooling and climate control systems. Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer, a professional technician, or a student, you'll find the task-simplifying details you need for any project. Learn all about:

  • Tools, instruments, and specialized equipment
  • Development of refrigeration
  • Voltage, current, and resistance
  • Solenoids and valves
  • Electric motors
  • Refrigerants
  • Refrigeration compressors
  • Condensers, chillers, and cooling towers
  • Water-cooling problems
  • Evaporators
  • Refrigerant flow control
  • Servicing and safety
  • Freezers
  • Temperature, psychrometrics, and air control
  • Comfort air conditioning
  • Commercial air-conditioning systems
  • Various types of air conditioners and heat pumps
  • Estimating load and insulating pipes
  • Electrical power for air conditioners
  • Air-conditioning and refrigeration careers
  • New refrigerants
  • Electrical and electronic symbols used in schematics

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A Complete, Up-to-Date Guide to AC and RefrigerationFully revisited to cover the latest techniques, tools, refrigerants, and equipment, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Second Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the basic principles and practices of the AC and refrigeration industry. Step-by-step instructions, along with mo...

Rex Miller is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at State University of New York-College at Buffalo, where he taught technical curriculums for more than 40 years. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 texts for vocational and industrial arts programs, including McGraw-Hill’s Carpentry & Construction, now in its fifth ed...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:10.8 × 8.5 × 0.89 inPublished:October 14, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007176139X

ISBN - 13:9780071761390

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Tools, Instruments, and Specialized Equipment
Chapter 2. Development of Refrigeration
Chapter 3. Voltage, Current, and Resistance
Chapter 4. Solenoids and Valves
Chapter 5. Electric Motors: Selection, Characteristics, and Problems
Chapter 6. Refrigerants: New and Old
Chapter 7. Refrigeration Compressors
Chapter 8. Condensers, Chillers, and Cooling Towers
Chapter 9. Working With Water-Cooling Problems
Chapter 10. Evaporators
Chapter 11. Refrigerant: Flow Control
Chapter 12. Servicing and Safety
Chapter 13. Freezers
Chapter 14. Temperature, Psychrometrics, and Air Control
Chapter 15. Comfort Air Conditioning
Chapter 16. Commercial Air-Conditioning Systems
Chapter 17. Various Types of Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
Chapter 18. Estimating Load and Insulating Pipes
Chapter 19. Insulating Power for Air Conditioners
Chapter 20. Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Careers
Appendix A. Some New Refrigerants
Appendix B. Electrical and Electronic Symbols Used in Schematics
Appendix C. Programming Thermostats
Appendix D. Tools of the Trade (Plus Frequently Asked Questions With Answers)
Appendix E. Generic Substitute Names Used in SNAP Listings
Glossary
Index