Synopses & Reviews
Student technicians of truck air conditioning or truck-trailer refrigeration will appreciate the easy-to-follow language this book employs in conveying the foundational concepts of mobile refrigeration. Written in an understandable, straightforward style that integrates the technical jargon used in today's HVAC and truck-trailer refrigeration field, this book delivers extensive information on HVAC and mobile refrigeration technology. State-of-the-art coverage includes a section on thermodynamics that serves as the basis for both truck HVAC systems and mobile refrigeration equipment. General truck technology as well as specialty product information is accompanied by logical photo sequences for maintenance tasks that technicians perform everyday in the field.
About the Author
John Dixon has taught HVAC/Refrigeration and Steering/Suspension/Brakes at Centennial College School of Transportation since 1999. He has been Department Coordinator for the Truck and Coach Mentorship there, as well as the Modified Apprenticeship Program, for eight years. A member of the Toronto Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association and the Program Advisory Committee for Mack/Volvo Trucks, Mr. Dixon is also Vice Chair of the Curriculum Advisory Committee for Ontario Colleges. His professional licenses include Canadian license 310-S (Automotive), 310-T (Truck), and the Ontario Mobile Refrigeration license. John Dixon also wrote Modern Diesel Technology: Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (Delmar, 2010).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 History of HVAC Chapter 2 Environmental and Safety Practices Chapter 3 Thermodynamics Chapter 4 Air Conditioning Components Chapter 5 Air Conditioning Components Chapter 6 Air conditioning Systems Chapter 7 Service Procedures Chapter 8 Truck Engine Cooling Systems Chapter 9 Climate Control / Supplemental Truck Heating/Cooling Chapter 10 Trouble Shooting Chapter 11 APAD's/ACPU A/C Control Systems (Air Conditioning Protection Unit). Chapter 12 Truck Trailer Refrigeration Equipment Chapter 13 Truck Trailer Refrigeration Components Chapter 14 Truck Trailer Refrigerant Flow Control Chapter 15 Truck Trailer Refrigeration Electrical Components Chapter 16 Truck Trailer Refrigeration Maintenance Procedures