Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning / Edition 20 available in Hardcover
Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is the standard for a new generation of learners. This classic is an excellent blend of theory, skill development, and service techniques to help students learn how to install and service refrigeration and HVAC systems. Technical content has never been more up to date. A logical and progressive organization, rich learning pedagogy and features, a superior art program, and readability contribute to Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning’s highly accessible nature. Relevant career and workplace readiness content prepares students for a successful career in the HVACR industry.
- New technical updates including added information on microchannel heat exchangers, variable frequency drives, variable refrigerant flow systems, and additional Code Alert features; new and updated content focusing on energy efficiency (chapters 31-33 and 36 – air side economizers, multistage and zoning thermostats, Thinking Green features, and variable refrigerant flow); and hundreds of new pieces of art ensure students receive a modern HVACR education.
- Accessible content and design contributes to CTE learner success like increased coverage of safety (new Safety chapter), well-designed illustrations to effectively support the text, and content that is well-organized and readable.
- Relevant career preparation and workplace readiness information is provided in a new Careers chapter, Service Call Scenario features, and correlations to HVAC Excellence and PAHRA standards and competencies.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||11.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.20(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Alfred F. Bracciano
Alfred Bracciano received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education with Certification in Vocational Education from Wayne State University in Michigan. He also earned a Masters degree in Secondary Education and a Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision.
Mr. Bracciano was employed as a teacher of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for twelve years. He then became Director of Career and Technical Education for Warren Consolidated Schools in Warren, Michigan. He taught Community Resources Workshops for Michigan State University and presented at conferences throughout the country.
Mr. Bracciano is a life member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), and the American Technical Education Association (ATEA).
Daniel C. Bracciano
Dan Bracciano graduated from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began his career in HVACR at the Warren Schools Career Center, graduating in HVACR, and worked in the HVACR field performing air conditioning installations and domestic and commercial refrigeration, heating and air conditioning service.
Dan has 26 years of experience working in design development and manufacture of HVAC systems for General Motors, Mitsubishi Climate Control, and Alternative Energy Corporation. He holds several patents in the field, including a patent for a Modular Hermetic HVAC system. Dan is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS).
Gloria M. Bracciano
Gloria Bracciano received a Bachelor degree in Education, a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Education Specialist degree in Administrative Leadership. She completed coursework in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration through Oakland and Macomb Community Colleges.
Ms. Bracciano has worked in the field of education for over twenty-five years and has held positions as both university professor and administrator. Currently, she is the Provost of Gulliver Schools. Ms. Bracciano specializes in development and implementation of innovative curriculums and has presented at local, state, and national conferences.
Ms. Bracciano is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE), Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), and the American Technical Education Association (ATEA).
Table of Contents
- Fundamentals of Refrigeration
- Refrigeration Tools and Materials
- Basic Refrigeration Systems
- Compression Systems and Compressors
- Refrigerant Controls
- Electrical-Magnetic Fundamentals
- Electric Motors
- Electric Circuits and Controls
- Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling/ Reclaiming
- Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
- Servicing and Installing Small Hermetic Systems
- Commercial Systems
- Commercial Systems– Applications
- Servicing and Installing Commercial Systems
- Commercial Systems– Heat Loads and Piping
- Absorption Systems– Principles and Applications
- Special Refrigeration Systems and Applications
- Fundamentals of Air Conditioning
- Basic Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
- Heating and Humidification Systems
- Cooling and Dehumidifying Systems
- Air Distribution, Measurement, and Cleaning
- Central Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps
- Solar Energy
- Air Conditioning and Heating Control Systems
- Air Conditioning Systems–Heating and Cooling Loads
- Automotive Air Conditioning
- Servicing and Troubleshooting Simplified
- Passing Technician Certification Exams
- Technical Characteristics
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