Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning

  • AUTHOR: Russell E. Smith
  • ISBN-13: 9781111038748 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 736 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2007, 2003, 1997
  • ©2011     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

ELECTRICITY FOR REFRIGERATION, HEATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING, 8E will provide your students with the basic electrical principles necessary to understand today's modern control systems. The practical approach taken in this book will allow your students to focus exclusively on the electronics information they will use in the field, without bogging them down in unnecessary theory. ELECTRICITY FOR REFRIGERATION, HEATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING, 8E places an emphasis on developing systematic diagnosis and troubleshooting methods and procedures that will your enable students to become highly-skilled, professional HVAC-R service technicians. A comprehensive glossary is also included to assist those who are new to the field in understanding and using industry terms.

Features

  • Included in every chapter are learning objectives, definitions of key terms, summaries, plus plenty of review questions to increase comprehension and improve retention.
  • Contains new photos and illustrations that encourage readers to apply information presented in the book directly to modern equipment, components and control systems.
  • Introduces and uses symbols consistently and explores schematic diagrams of twelve specific applications used in industry, enabling readers to become expert troubleshooters.
  • Includes in-depth discussion of the types, designs, starting components and diagnosis and troubleshooting procedures for single-phase motors that mirrors their importance in the industry.
  • Includes coverage of contactors, relays, thermostats, pressure and manual switches, overload and other state-of-the-art electrical components that prepare readers for work in the field today.
  • Contains a Lab Manual that includes the following for each chapter: unit overview, list of key terms, review test and lab exercises when appropriate.
  • Includes an instructor's guide on the instructor resource that consists of the following: short description of the material covered in each chapter; unit objectives; safety notes; lab notes; answers to Review Questions in the text; answers to Troubleshooting Problems in the text; answers to review questions in the Lab Manual; and lab exercises where applicable.
  • Includes an instructor resource CD that is available with PowerPoint presentation, syllabus, chapter hints, lesson plans, test banks, and an image gallery.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • Russell E. Smith

    Russell E. Smith is an Air Conditioning Technology Instructor emeritus at Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Smith also ran his own contracting and consulting firm for many years. He is a Certificate Member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and holder of Conditioned Air Non-Restricted in the State of Georgia. He holds an AE in Air Conditioning Engineering.

Table of Contents

1. Electrical Safety.
2. Basic Electricity.
3. Electric Circuits.
4. Electric Meters.
5. Components, Symbols and Circuitry of Air Conditioning Wiring Diagrams.
6. Reading Schematic Diagrams.
7. Alternating Current, Power Distribution, and Voltage Systems.
8. Installation of Heating and Air Conditioning Systems.
9. Electric Motors.
10. Components of Electric Motors.
11. Contractors, Relays and Overloads.
12. Thermostats, Pressure Switches, and Other Electric Control Devices.
13. Electronic Control Devices.
14. Heating Control Devices.
15. Troubleshooting Electric Control Devices.
16. Residential Air Conditioning Control Systems.
17. Light Commercial Air Conditioning Control Systems.
18. Troubleshooting Refrigeration, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Control Circuits and Systems.

New to this Edition

  • Includes full color Art.
  • Includes a revised Chapter 13 (Electronic Controls Devices) with additional electronic controls.
  • Contains a new chapter (Chapter 16-Residential Air-Conditioning Controls Systems) that includes residential air conditioning control systems, furnace control heating systems, and heat pump control systems, along with an sequence of operation of each. An overview of equipment configuration is also included, as is a short section on customer relations.
  • Includes a basic overview of commercial and industrial control systems in Chapter 17, including the basic circuitry of light commercial equipment, control methods for commercial and industrial conditioned air systems, an explanation of the control loop as it relates to commercial and industrial control systems, as well as a brief explanation of pneumatic and direct digital controls systems.
  • Contains "Green" awareness paragraphs placed in appropriate positions in the text.
  • Includes a CD with video clips of key concepts.

Components

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Student Supplements

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    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition, a time-honored best seller, has been updated and revised to provide superior hands-on information needed to successfully maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The new sixth edition contains units updated to include advances or changes in technology, procedures, and or equipment. Over 250 new images have been added to emphasize the practical application approach to the book. It fosters a solid foundation and understanding of environmental problems and their solutions, and displays a depth and detail of theory, diagnostics, and repair procedures that make this a fitting book for basic HVAC-R education as well as upgrading and certification training for technicians in the field.
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