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Residential Construction Academy HVACby Eugene Silberstein
Synopses & Reviews
Create a direct link between your education/training program and the residential construction industry! Training materials are now available for many of the residential crafts based on skill standards developed by the nation's leading builders and educators. The result of a strategic partnership between the National Association of Home Builder's Home Builders Institute and Delmar, the Residential Construction Academy Series is the perfect way to teach essential workplace skills to people new to the building trades. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning. Based on national skill standards, this full-color, comprehensive HVAC book is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup, and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. The first section explores matter, energy, heat, and the basic refrigeration processes, with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Detailed information on safety issues and the system installation process follows, with step-by-step procedures that clearly illustrate the key skills needed to properly install a system. The startup and service section shows readers the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and that the amount of refrigerant in the system is within an acceptable range. Coverage concludes with the installation and service of oil, gas, electric, and geothermal heating systems, as well as boilers, hydronic heating, and radiant heating.
RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC 2nd edition delivers training materials with a hands-on practical approach. Based on NAHB/HBI Skill Standards developed by an advisory board of leading builders and educators, this full color, comprehensive text is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. This new edition continues to present material as a theory then explains with how-to instructions while at the same time adhering to the NAHB/Home Builders Institute's Skills Standards for HVAC. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions. The first section explores matter, energy, heat and the basics of refrigeration with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Next, the start up and service section illustrates the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and the amount of refrigerant in the system is within the acceptable range. Finally the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems is covered as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating.
HVAC Installers; HVAC Technicians might be interested in this introduction to the field.
About the Author
Eugene Silberstein, a member of ASHRAE and RSES, graduated with dual bachelor's degrees from CCNY in New York City, New York. He has been involved in all aspects of the HVAC/R industry from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Mr. Silberstein was an instructor at Apex Technical School in New York City, where he taught classes on basic, domestic and commercial refrigeration, basic electricity and major home appliances, commercial air conditioning and advanced air conditioning topics. He later went on to become the chairman of the refrigeration department and the educational supervisor of that institution. In addition to teaching at the post-secondary level, Mr. Silberstein has taught air conditioning, heating and plumbing at the high school level at Nassau BOCES in Westbury, New York. His technical credits include authoring HEAT PUMPS and is a co-author of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 6th Edition. He provided technical reviews and wrote educational supplements for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 4th and 5th Editions. Mr. Silberstein is also credited with writing production scripts for educational videos accompanying Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 6th Edition and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 5th Edition, writing computerized test banks and lecture slides for Johnson Controls' Building Environments: HVAC Systems, among others. Mr. Silberstein is also a consulting engineer and contributor to the HOTLINE column in the HVAC industry's Refrigeration News. He also sat on the committee that drafted the standards on which this book is based. Mr. Silberstein is currently writing other industry related books and is presently directing and teaching the A.A.S. degree program in HVAC/R at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, New York.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: REFRIGERATION FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Matter, Energy and Heat Basics. 2. The Refrigeration Process. 3. General Safety Practices. 4. Refrigerant Management. SECTION II: TOOLS. 5. Hand Tools. 6. Tubing and Piping Tools. 7. Specialized HVAC/R Tools. SECTION III: INSTALLATION. 8. Location. 9. Duct Systems. 10. System Connections. 11. Leak Testing. 12. System Evacuation. 13. System Start-up and Charging. SECTION IV: ELECTRICITY FOR HVAC. 14. Electric Fundamentals. 15. Electric Motors. 16. Electric Controls. 17. Wiring Diagrams. 18. Electric Codes. SECTION V: SYSTEM COMMISSIONING. 19. Testing and Balancing. 20. Indoor Air Quality. 21. Mechanical Troubleshooting. 22. Electrical Troubleshooting. SECTION VI: HEATING SYSTEMS. 23. Electric Heat. 24. Gas Heat. 25. Oil Heat. 26. Hydronic Heat. 27. Heat Pumps.
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