Fundamentals of HVACR, 4th edition

  • Carter Stanfield
  • David Skaves

Overview

Fundamentals of HVACR is a plain-language account of the principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The text is comprehensive enough to be used as the basis of both HVACR courses and entire HVACR programs. Units are short and digestible, presenting complex material clearly and concisely. The 4th edition has been completely updated and revised to meet current industry requirements and standards. It includes 5 new units covering HVACR electronic controls, electrical installation, room air conditioners, CO2 refrigeration systems, and hydrocarbon refrigeration units.

Table of 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. Special Refrigeration Components
18. Refrigerants and Their Properties
19. Plotting the Refrigeration Cycle

SECTION 4: REFRIGERATION PRACTICES
20. Refrigerant 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. Electrical Measuring and Test Instruments
34. Electrical Components
35. HVACR Electronic Controls 
36. Electric Motors
37. Motor Controls
38. Motor Application and Troubleshooting
39. Electrical Diagrams
40. Control Systems
41. Communicating Control Systems
42. Electrical Installation
43. Electrical Troubleshooting

SECTION 6: AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
44. Comfort and Psychrometrics
45. Fans and Airflow
46. Indoor Air Quality and Filtration
47. Ventilation and Dehumidification 
48. Room Air Conditioners
49. Residential Air Conditioning
50. Mini-Split, Multisplit, and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems
51. Residential Split-System Air-Conditioning Installations
52. Duct Installation
53. Troubleshooting Air-Conditioning Systems

SECTION 7: HEATING SYSTEMS
54. Principles of Combustion and Safety
55. Gas Heat
56. Gas Furnace Controls
57. Gas Furnace Installation
58. Troubleshooting Gas Furnaces
59. Oil-Fired Heating Systems
60. Residential Oil Heating Service
61. Residential Oil Heating Installation
62. Troubleshooting Oil Heating Systems 
63. Residential Hot-Water Boilers
64. Hydronic Heating Systems
65. Humidifiers

SECTION 8: HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS
66. Electric Heat
67. Electric Heat Installation
68. Troubleshooting Electric Heat
69. Heat Pump System Fundamentals
70. Air-Source Heat Pump Applications
71. Geothermal Heat Pumps
72. Heat Pump Installation
73. Troubleshooting Heat Pump Systems

SECTION 9: SYSTEM DESIGN, SIZING, AND LAYOUT
74. Green Buildings and Systems
75. Residential Load Calculations
76. Duct Design
77. Zone Control Systems
78. Testing and Balancing Air Systems 

SECTION 10: COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS 
79. Commercial Air-Conditioning Systems 
80. Commercial Control Systems 
81. Chilled-Water Systems 
82. Cooling Towers 

SECTION 11: COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS 
83. Commercial Refrigeration Systems 
84. Supermarket Equipment 
85. CO2 Refrigeration Systems 
86. Hydrocarbon Refrigeration
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

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Published by Pearson (July 15th 2021) - Copyright © 2022