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.