Pub. Date:
Cengage Learning
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology / Edition 6

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology / Edition 6


Current price is , Original price is $184.95. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.


Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems with REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, 7th Edition. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, this time honored best seller provides the exceptional hands-on guidance, practical applications, latest technology and solid foundation you need to fully understand today's HVAC service and repair, its environmental challenges, and their solutions. Focused on sustainable technology in today's HVAC/R industry with an emphasis on new technologies and the latest advancements in the industry, the 7th edition has been updated to include more on Green Awareness, LEED accreditation and building performances with two new chapters on Energy Audits and Heat Gains and Losses. This edition covers the all-important soft skills and customer relation issues that impact customer satisfaction and employment success. Memorable examples, more than 260 supporting photos and unique Service Call features emphasize the relevance and importance of what you are learning. Trust Refrigeration and Air Conditioning TECHNOLOGY 7E to provide you with clear and accurate coverage of critical skills your HVAC/R success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781428319363
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/25/2008
Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1360
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Bill Whitman contributed a wealth of academic expertise as well as industry knowledge to this book. Mr. Whitman graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Education. He received his master's degree in School Administration from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont. After instructing drafting courses for three years, Mr. Whitman became the Director of Vocational Education for the Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, Vermont, a position he held for eight years. He spent five years as the Associate Director of Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Whitman was the head of the Department of Industry for Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, for 18 years.

Now retired, Bill Johnson has taught heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration for more than two decades in various technical colleges and factory schools. A graduate of Southern Technical Institute, a branch of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, he has also served as service manager for a major manufacturer for six years. Mr. Johnson owned his own HVAC/R business for 10 years and has been a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and the American Society of Heating Refrigerating Air Conditioning Engineers. His authoring credits include three major textbooks on the market today as well as their ancillary materials. He has also written monthly articles—BTU Buddy—that are available online.

John Tomczyk received his associates degree in refrigeration, heating, and air-conditioning technology from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan; his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; and his master's degree in education from Ferris State University. Mr. Tomczyk has worked in refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning service and technical writing consultation for both the academic and industrial fields for numerous years — enabling him to bring a wealth of experience to this text. His technical articles have been featured in many HVACR magazines and journals. Mr. Tomczyk is also the author of TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING MODERN AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS. Mr. Tomczyk has 29 years of teaching experience at the Refrigeration, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Technology program at Ferris State University and is a member of many HVAC/R trade organizations.

Since entering the HVAC industry in 1980, Eugene has taken on many roles ranging from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Eugene is currently the Director of Technical Education and Standards at the ESCO Institute. Eugene has twenty-five years of teaching experience and has taught air conditioning and refrigeration at many institutions including high school vocational programs, proprietary post-secondary institutions, and community colleges. In December of 2015, Eugene retired from his tenured teaching position at Suffolk County Community College, in Brentwood, New York, to join the ESCO Group and relocate to Southern California. Eugene earned his dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York (New York, NY) and his Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, (Stony Brook, NY) where he specialized in Energy and Environmental Systems, studying renewable and sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. He earned his Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) credential from HVAC Excellence and the ESCO Group in 2010. Eugene also carries ASHRAE's BEAP credential, which classifies Eugene as a Building Energy Assessment Professional. He is also an active member of many industry societies. Eugene has served as the subject matter expert on more than fifteen HVAC-related educational projects. His most notable work is Cengage Learning's Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology title, which is now entering its 9th Edition (2021). This book is used in more than 1,000 schools both in this country and abroad to help individuals master the skills they need to install, service, troubleshoot, and design HVAC/R equipment.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: THEORY OF HEAT Unit 1 Heat and Pressure Unit 2 Matter and Energy Unit 3 Refrigeration and Refrigerants SECTION 2: SAFETY, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT, SHOP PRACTICES Unit 4 General Safety Practices Unit 5 Tools and Equipment Unit 6 Fasteners Unit 7 Tubing and Piping Unit 8 System Evacuation Unit 9 Refrigerant and Oil Chemistry and Management--Recovery, Recycling, Reclaiming, and Retrofitting Unit 10 System Charging Unit 11 Calibrating Instruments SECTION 3: BASIC AUTOMATIC CONTROLS Unit 12 Basic Electricity and Magnetism Unit 13 Introduction to Automatic Controls Unit 14 Automatic Control Components and Applications Unit 15 Troubleshooting Basic Controls Unit 16 Advanced Automatic Controls--Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and Pneumatics SECTION 4: ELECTRIC MOTORS Unit 17 Types of Electric Motors Unit 18 Application of Motors Unit 19 Motor Controls Unit 20 Troubleshooting Electric Motors SECTION 5: COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION Unit 21 Evaporators and the Refrigeration System Unit 22 Condensers Unit 23 Compressors Unit 24 Expansion Devices Unit 25 Special Refrigeration System Components Unit 26 Application of Refrigeration Systems Unit 27 Commercial Ice Machines Unit 28 Special Refrigeration Applications Unit 29 Troubleshooting and Typical Operating Conditions for Commercial Refrigeration SECTION 6: AIR CONDITIONING (HEATING AND HUMIDIFICATION) Unit 30 Electric Heat Unit 31 Gas Heat Unit 32 Oil Heat Unit 33 Hydronic Heat Unit 34 Indoor Air Quality SECTION 7: AIR CONDITIONING (COOLING) Unit 35 Comfort and Psychrometrics Unit 36 Refrigeration Applied to Air Conditioning Unit 37 Air Distribution and Balance Unit 38 Installation Unit 39 Controls Unit 40 Typical Operating Conditions Unit 41 Troubleshooting SECTION 8: ALL-WEATHER SYSTEMS Unit 42 Electric, Gas, and Oil Heat with Electric Air Conditioning Unit 43 Air Source Heat Pumps Unit 44 Geothermal Heat Pumps SECTION 9: DOMESTIC APPLIANCES Unit 45 Domestic Refrigerators Unit 46 Domestic Freezers Unit 47 Room Air Conditioners SECTION 10: CHILLED-WATER AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS Unit 48 High-Pressure, Low-Pressure, and Absorption Chilled-Water Systems Unit 49 Cooling Towers and Pumps Unit 50 Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting of Chilled-Water Air-Conditioning Systems.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.knk,,mlmlml;,;,,,/..//.m./.,,. mnm nm nnm mn mn ,,
PHILIPA More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
suction temerature