Fundamentals of HVACR

Fundamentals of HVACR, 3rd edition

  • Carter Stanfield, 
  • David Skaves

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Overview

Fundamentals of HVACR introduces the principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, supported by hundreds of colorful visual aids. The text’s units are short and digestible, presenting complex content in a concise, straightforward manner without ever dumbing down the material.

Published by Pearson (January 25th 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137400164

Subject: Building & Technical Trades

Category: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Table of contents

BRIEF CONTENTS

Section 1: Fundamentals
Section 2: HVACR Science
Section 3: Refrigeration Systems and Components
Section 4: Refrigeration Practices
Section 5: HVACR Electrical Systems and Components
Section 6: Air-Conditioning Systems
Section 7: Heating Systems
Section 8: Heat Pump Systems
Section 9: System Design, Sizing, and Layout
Section 10: Commercial Environmental Systems
Section 11: Commercial Refrigeration Systems
Section 12: Installation, Maintenance, Service,and Troubleshooting

DETAILED CONTENTS

SECTION 1: FUNDAMENTALS
1. Introduction to Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
2. Being a Professional HVACR Technician
3. Safety
4. Hand and Power Tools
5. Fasteners
6. Measurements

SECTION 2: HVACR SCIENCE
7. Properties of Matter
8. Types of Energy and Their Properties
9. Temperature and Thermodynamics
10. Pressure and Vacuum

SECTION 3: REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS
11. Types of Refrigeration Systems
12. The Refrigeration Cycle
13. Compressors
14. Condensers
15. Metering Devices
16. Evaporators
17. Refrigerants and Their Properties
18. Special Refrigeration Components
19. Plotting the Refrigeration Cycle

SECTION 4: REFRIGERATION PRACTICES
20. Refrigeration Safety
21. Refrigerant System Servicing and Testing Equipment
22. Piping and Tubing
23. Soldering and Brazing
24. Refrigerant System Piping
25. Accessing Sealed Refrigeration Systems
26. Refrigerant Management and the EPA
27. Refrigerant Leak Testing
28. Refrigerant System Evacuation
29. Refrigerant System Charging

SECTION 5: HVACR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS
30. Electrical Safety
31. Basic Electricity
32. Alternating Current Fundamentals
33. Electric Meters and Test Instruments
34. Electrical Components
35. Electric Motors
36. Motor Controls
37. Motor Application and Troubleshooting
38. Electrical Diagrams
39. Control Systems
40. Communicating Control Systems
41. Electrical Troubleshooting

SECTION 6: AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
42. Fundamentals of Psychrometrics and Airflow
43. Air Filters
44. Ventilation and Dehumidification
45. Residential Air Conditioning
46. Mini-Split, Multisplit, and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems
47. Residential Split-System Air-Conditioning Installations
48. Duct Installation
49. Troubleshooting Air-Conditioning Systems

SECTION 7: HEATING SYSTEMS
50. Principles of Combustion and Safety
51. Gas Furnaces
52. Gas Furnace Controls
53. Gas Furnace Installation
54. Troubleshooting Gas Furnaces
55. Oil-Fired Heating Systems
56. Oil Furnace and Boiler Service
57. Residential Oil Heating Installation
58. Troubleshooting Oil Heating Systems
59. Space Heaters
60. Humidifiers

SECTION 8: HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS
61. Electric Heat
62. Electric Heat Installation
63. Troubleshooting Electric Heat
64. Heat Pump System Fundamentals
65. Air-Source Heat Pump Applications
66. Geothermal Heat Pumps
67. Heat Pump Installation
68. Troubleshooting Heat Pump Systems

SECTION 9: SYSTEM DESIGN, SIZING, AND LAYOUT
69. Basic Building Construction
70. Green Buildings and Systems
71. Indoor Air Quality
72. Residential Load Calculations
73. Duct Design
74. Zone Control Systems
75. Testing and Balancing Air Systems

SECTION 10: COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
76. Commercial Air-Conditioning Systems
77. Fans and Air-Handling s
78. Single-Zone Rooftop Installation
79. Commercial Zoned Systems
80. Commercial Control Systems
81. Chilled Water Systems
82. Hydronic Heating Systems
83. Boilers and Related Equipment
84. Cooling Towers

SECTION 11: COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
85. Commercial Refrigeration Systems
86. Supermarket Equipment
87. Ice Machines
88. Troubleshooting Refrigeration Systems

SECTION 12: INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, SERVICE, AND TROUBLESHOOTING
89. Installation Techniques
90. Planned Maintenance
91. Refrigeration System Cleanup
92. Troubleshooting

Appendices
English Language Glossary

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