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Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th Edition

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 19th Edition
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By: Andrew D. Althouse, Carl H. Turnquist, A.F. Bracciano, D.C. Bracciano, and G.M. Bracciano

ISBN: 978-1-61960-199-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2014
Subject: HVAC-R
Grade Level: 11-14
Retail Price: $120.00
School Price: $90.00


Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, the standard for HVACR education, is designed to make learning easier for students. The text reflects the latest in HVACR practices and covers the fundamental principles and service techniques needed to diagnose and repair HVACR systems. Environmental topics are addressed in Thinking Green features throughout the text, and a three-chapter Energy Management and Conservation section is included. Over 100 step-by-step procedures are incorporated throughout the text.
  • Complete reorganization of chapters and content follows a logical progression of sequential, building-block learning.
  • Nearly all photographs and illustrations are new for this edition.
  • Correlation charts to content requirements for HVAC Excellence and PAHRA accreditation are provided with the Instructor's Resources.

Related Title(s)
Math for HVACR

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Refrigeration
  1. Fundamentals of Refrigeration
  2. Basic Refrigeration Systems

Service Basics
  3. Tools and Supplies
  4. Working with Tubing and Piping
  5. Service Calls

  6. Introduction to Refrigerants
  7. Equipment and Instruments for Refrigerant Handling and Service
  8. Working with Refrigerants

Basic Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics
  9. Basic Electricity
10. Electrical Power
11. Basic Electronics

Motors and Electric Control Systems
12. Electric Motors
13. Electrical Control Systems
14. Servicing Electric Motors and Controls

Compressors, Valves, and Metering Devices
15. Compressors
16. Valves and Metering Devices

Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
17. Overview of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
18. Systems and Components of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
19. Installation and Troubleshooting of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
20. Service and Repair of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers

Indoor Air Fundamentals
21. Air Movement and Measurement
22. Air Quality
23. Air Distribution
24. Ventilation System Service

Air Conditioning Systems
25. Ductless Air-Conditioning Systems
26. Central Air-Conditioning Systems
27. Absorption and Evaporative Cooling Systems
28. Humidification
29. Thermostats
30. Heating and Cooling Loads
31. Air Conditioning Installation, Troubleshooting, and Service
Heating Systems
32. Forced-Air Heating Fundamentals
33. Hydronic Heating Fundamentals
34. Heat Pumps
35. Gas-Fired Heating Systems
36. Oil-Fired Heating Systems
37. Electric Heating Systems
38. Heating System Installation and Service

Energy Management and Conservation
39. Solar Power and Thermal Storage
40. Energy Management
41. Energy Conservation

Commercial Refrigeration Systems
42. Overview of Commercial Refrigeration Systems
43. Special Refrigeration Systems and Applications
44. Commercial Refrigeration- System Configurations
45. Commercial Refrigeration Systems- High-Side Components
46. Commercial Refrigeration Systems- Low-Side Components
47. Commercial Refrigeration Systems- Piping

Designing Commercial Refrigeration Systems
48. Understanding Heat Loads and System Thermodynamics
49. Selecting Components Based on Heat Load

Installing and Servicing Commercial Systems
50. Installing Commercial Systems
51. Troubleshooting Commercial Systems-System Diagnosis
52. Troubleshooting Commercial Systems-Component Diagnosis
53. Servicing Commercial Systems

Professional Development
54. Technician Certification

Look Inside

Online Text, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, HVAC-R)
   sample Chapter 6 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, HVAC-R)
   sample Chapter 19 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, HVAC-R)
   sample Glossary (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, HVAC-R)
   sample Chapter 26 (PDF, 1.01 MB)
   sample Chapter 44 (PDF, 1.76 MB)
Laboratory Manual
   sample Lab Activity 5 (PDF, 708 KB)
   sample Lab Activity 8 (PDF, 921 KB)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 6 (PPS, 5.35 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


AHRI Charts
   PDF Air Handling (PDF, 352 KB)
   PDF Air-Conditioning Systems (PDF, 358 KB)
   PDF Commercial Refrigeration (PDF, 396 KB)
   PDF Controls (PDF, 288 KB)
   PDF Crosswalk of AHRI Curriculum (PDF, 259 KB)
   PDF Electricity (PDF, 387 KB)
   PDF Heat Pump Systems (PDF, 351 KB)
   PDF Heating Systems (PDF, 284 KB)
   PDF Indoor Air Quality (PDF, 257 KB)
   PDF Introduction (PDF, 456 KB)
   PDF Load Calculations (PDF, 372 KB)
   PDF Piping and Piping Practices (PDF, 351 KB)
   PDF Preventative Maintenance (PDF, 262 KB)
   PDF Principles of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (PDF, 441 KB)
   PDF Professional Service (PDF, 262 KB)
   PDF Refrigerant Recovery (PDF, 270 KB)
   PDF Refrigerant Retrofits (PDF, 341 KB)
   PDF Refrigerant System Components (PDF, 401 KB)
   PDF Refrigerants and Lubricants (PDF, 272 KB)
   PDF Regulations (PDF, 353 KB)
   PDF Safety (PDF, 352 KB)
   PDF Solid State Electronics (PDF, 262 KB)
   PDF System Installation and Start-Up (PDF, 354 KB)
   PDF System Servicing and Troubleshooting (PDF, 367 KB)
   PDF Tools and Equipment (PDF, 377 KB)
Comparison Chart
   PDF 18th Edition to 19th Edition Correlation (PDF, 175 KB)
HVAC Excellence
   PDF Air Conditioning (PDF, 455 KB)
   PDF Crosswalk of HVAC Excellence Curriculum Tasks & Competencies (PDF, 407 KB)
   PDF Electric Heat (PDF, 337 KB)
   PDF Electrical (PDF, 233 KB)
   PDF Gas Heat (PDF, 452 KB)
   PDF Heat Pumps (PDF, 303 KB)
   PDF Light Commercial Air Conditioning (PDF, 258 KB)
   PDF Light Commercial Refrigeration (PDF, 239 KB)
   PDF Mathematics for HVACR (PDF, 200 KB)
   PDF Oil Heat (PDF, 279 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Andrew D. Althouse - received his engineering degree from the University of Michigan. He was the Assistant Director of the Vocational Education Department at Cass Technical High School in Detroit and later became the Supervisor of Vocational Education for Detroit. As a leader in the field, he and his coauthor Carl Turnquist created one of the first training programs in refrigeration while at Cass Technical High School. Andy, as he was known, created the first technical training course in refrigeration for industry. The instructional materials used in this first course became the foundation for the textbook Modern Electric and Gas Refrigeration, which was published in 1933. Mr. Althouse was a Member of the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers.

Carl H. Turnquist - earned his engineering degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and, along with Mr. Althouse, developed one of the earliest training programs to provide instruction for mechanical refrigeration for the automotive industry and for railroad passenger cars. With industry support, Carl's program flourished as the demand for skilled technicians in this new field expanded. The Modern Electric and Gas Refrigeration book was revised every three to five years as new equipment was developed. The title of the book was eventually changed to Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Mr. Turnquist was an Associate Member of the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers.

A.F. Bracciano - received a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Education with Certification in Vocational Education from Wayne State University in Michigan. He also earned a master's degree in Secondary Education and a Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision.

Mr. Bracciano was employed as a teacher of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning for twelve years. He then became Director of Career and Technical Education for Warren Consolidated Schools in Warren, Michigan. He taught Community Resources Workshops for Michigan State University and presented at conferences throughout the country.

Mr. Bracciano is a life member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), and the American Technical Education Association (ATEA).

D.C. Bracciano - graduated from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, with a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began his career in HVACR at the Warren Schools Career Center, graduating in HVACR, and worked in the HVACR field performing air conditioning installations and domestic and commercial refrigeration, heating and air-conditioning service.

Dan has over twenty-five years of experience working in design development and manufacture of HVAC systems for General Motors, Mitsubishi Climate Control, and Alternative Energy Corporation. Dan is currently a Chief Product Engineer—HVAC for Chrysler LLC. He holds several patents in the field, including a patent for a Modular Hermetic HVAC system. Dan is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and is a member of the Interior Climate Control Steering Committee of the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS).

G.M. Bracciano - received a bachelor's degree in Education, a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and an education specialist degree in Administrative Leadership. She completed coursework in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration through Oakland and Macomb Community Colleges.

Ms. Bracciano has worked in the field of education for over twenty-five years and has held positions as both university professor and administrator. Currently, she is the Provost of Gulliver Schools. Ms. Bracciano specializes in development and implementation of innovative curriculums and has presented at local, state, and national conferences. Ms. Bracciano is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE), Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), the American Technical Education Association (ATEA), and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).


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