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Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 20th Edition

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 20th Edition
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By: Andrew D. Althouse, Carl H. Turnquist, A.F. Bracciano, D.C. Bracciano, and G.M. Bracciano

ISBN: 978-1-63126-354-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2017
Subject: HVAC-R
Grade Level: 11-14
Retail Price: $136.00
School Price: $102.00


Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is the HVACR standard for a new generation of learner. Whether you're in a digital or print, on-ground or hybrid environment, this integrated learning solution will engage students with resource elements including textbook content, an online learning platform, video clips, narrated animations, digital activities, questions, and hands-on lab activities to assess and to reinforce learning based upon the original HVACR industry standard.
  • Changes for this edition include a new Careers chapter, a new Safety chapter, new Service Call Scenario features, technical updates throughout (including microchannel heat exchangers, variable frequency drives, and VRF systems), and over 300 new illustrations.
  • New library of textbook images included in the Online Instructor Resources.
  • Well-designed illustrations engage students and effectively support the excellent blend of theory, skill development, and service information.
  • Correlated to HVAC Excellence and PAHRA accreditation requirements to ensure complete coverage that will prepare your students for career success.

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Table of Contents

Professional Development
  1. Careers
  2. Safety
  3. Service Calls

Refrigeration System Fundamentals
  4. Energy and Matter
  5. Gases
  6. Basic Refrigeration Systems

Service Basics
  7. Tools and Supplies
  8. Working with Tubing and Piping

  9. Introduction to Refrigerants
10. Equipment and Instruments for Refrigerant Handling and Service
11. Working with Refrigerants

Basic Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics
12. Basic Electricity
13. Electrical Power
14. Basic Electronics

Motors and Electric Control Systems
15. Electric Motors
16. Electrical Control Systems
17. Servicing Electric Motors and Controls

Refrigeration System Components
18. Compressors
19. Compressor Safety Components
20. Metering Devices
21. Heat Exchangers
22. Refrigerant Flow Components

Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
23. Overview of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
24. Systems and Components of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
25. Installation and Troubleshooting of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
26. Service and Repair of Domestic Refrigerators and Freezers
Indoor Air Fundamentals
27. Air Movement and Measurement
28. Air Quality
29. Air Distribution
30. Ventilation System Service

Air-Conditioning Systems
31. Ductless Air-Conditioning Systems
32. Residential Central Air-Conditioning Systems
33. Commercial Air-Conditioning Systems
34. Absorption and Evaporative Cooling Systems
35. Humidity Control
36. Thermostats
37. Heating and Cooling Loads

Heating Systems
38. Forced-Air Heating Fundamentals
39. Hydronic Heating Fundamentals
40. Heat Pumps
41. Gas-Fired Heating Systems
42. Oil-Fired Heating Systems
43. Electric Heating Systems

Energy Management and Conservation
44. Solar Power and Thermal Storage
45. Energy Management
46. Energy Conservation

Commercial Refrigeration Systems
47. Overview of Commercial Refrigeration Systems
48. Special Refrigeration Systems and Applications
49. Commercial Refrigeration—System Configurations

Designing Commercial Refrigeration Systems
50. Understanding Heat Loads and System Thermodynamics
51. Commercial Refrigeration Component Selection

Installing and Servicing Commercial Systems
52. Installing Commercial Systems
53. Troubleshooting CommercialSystems—System Diagnosis
54. Troubleshooting Commercial Systems—Component Diagnosis
55. Servicing Commercial Systems

Look Inside

Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, HVAC-R)
   sample Chapter 6 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, HVAC-R)
   sample Chapter 25 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, HVAC-R)
Online Learning Suite, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code
   sample Evacuation/Pulling a Vacuum (Sample Video Clip, 16.0 MB)
   sample Heat Pump Basics (Sample Video Clip, 14.3 MB)
   sample Online Learning Suite Tour (Sample Video Clip, 00:01:40)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
   sample Chapter 6 (PPS, 3.98 MB)
   sample Chapter 25 (PPS, 4.93 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


AHRI Charts
   PDF AHRI Crosswalk (PDF, 1.48 MB)
Comparison Chart
   PDF Correlations to HVACR Video Clip Library (PDF, 377 KB)
Conversion Chart
   PDF 19th Edition to 20th Edition Conversion Chart (PDF, 451 KB)
   PDF Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology (PDF, 206 KB)
HVAC Excellence
   PDF 1 - Core Competencies (PDF, 434 KB)
   PDF 2 - Electrical (PDF, 449 KB)
   PDF 3 - Air Conditioning (PDF, 453 KB)
   PDF 4 - Heat Pumps (PDF, 447 KB)
   PDF 5 - Electric Heat (PDF, 448 KB)
   PDF 6 - Light Commercial Air Conditioning (PDF, 462 KB)
   PDF 7 - Light Commercial Refrigeration (PDF, 463 KB)
   PDF 8 - Gas Heat (PDF, 446 KB)
   PDF 9 - Oil Heat (PDF, 445 KB)
   PDF HVAC Excellence Crosswalk (PDF, 303 KB)
   PDF 1 - Introduction (PDF, 114 KB)
   PDF 2 - Principles of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (PDF, 868 KB)
   PDF 3 - Safety (PDF, 226 KB)
   PDF 4 - Tools and Equipment (PDF, 1.01 MB)
   PDF 5 - Piping and Piping Practices (PDF, 182 KB)
   PDF 6 - Electricity (PDF, 1013 KB)
   PDF 7 - Controls (PDF, 1.28 MB)
   PDF 8 - Solid State Electronics (PDF, 89 KB)
   PDF 9 - Load Calculations (PDF, 814 KB)
   PDF 10 - Refrigerant System Components (PDF, 1.02 MB)
   PDF 11 - Air-Conditioning Systems (PDF, 307 KB)
   PDF 12 - Heat Pump Systems (PDF, 204 KB)
   PDF 13 - Heating Systems (PDF, 1.01 MB)
   PDF 14 - Commercial Refrigeration (PDF, 2.23 MB)
   PDF 15 - Air Handling (PDF, 175 KB)
   PDF 16 - System Installation and Start-Up (PDF, 219 KB)
   PDF 17 - System Servicing and Troubleshooting (PDF, 1024 KB)
   PDF 18 - Indoor Air Quality (PDF, 53 KB)
   PDF 19 - Preventive Maintenance (PDF, 115 KB)
   PDF 20 - Refrigerant Recovery (PDF, 192 KB)
   PDF 21 - Refrigerant Retrofits (PDF, 65 KB)
   PDF 22 - Refrigerants and Lubricants (PDF, 200 KB)
   PDF 23 - Regulations (PDF, 221 KB)
   PDF 24 - Professional Service (PDF, 68 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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