Synopses & Reviews
Easy to read yet technically precise, MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION, 2nd Edition is the text of choice for many of the country's best diesel technology programs! Detailing the foundations of truck heating, air conditioning, engine cooling, and truck-trailer refrigeration, the book integrates modern technical terms with photos that clearly demonstrate typical, on-the-job tasks in logical sequence. Coverage includes an entire section on thermodynamics, as well as solid instruction on safety, equipment, components, troubleshooting, performance testing, maintenance, and even the history of HVAC/R in the diesel trucking industry. Enhanced with photos, drawings, and self-testing questions in each chapter, MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION, 2nd Edition delivers the technical accuracy and depth of HVAC/R information you need for a rewarding career as a diesel technician.
The series was started in 2007 to provide learning resources toschools and colleges whose syllabi used a modular approach to engineering and technician curricula. Nine volumes each address oneof the subject areas of the ASE/NATEF diesel certification examinations. Dixon (Centennial College, Toronto) updates the 2007volume on HVAC systems in trucks and truck refrigeration. A new chapter covers coach air conditioning. Other topics includeenvironmental and safety practices, the refrigeration system, truck engine cooling systems, troubleshooting and performance testing,refrigerant flow control, and truck and trailer refrigeration maintenance.Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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
1. History of HVAC. 2. Environmental and Safety Practices. 3. Thermodynamics. 4. Air Conditioning Components: Compressor, Condenser, and Receiver-Drier 5. Air-Conditioning Components: Metering Devices, Evaporator, Accumulator 6. Air Conditioning Systems. 7. Service Procedures. 8. Truck Engine Cooling Systems. 9. Climate Control/Supplemental Truck Heating/Cooling. 10. Trouble Shooting. 11. APAds/ACPU Air Conditioning Control Systems (Air Conditioning Protection Unit). 12. Coach Air Conditioning. 13. Truck Trailer Refrigeration Equipment . 14. Truck Trailer Refrigeration Components. 15. Truck Trailer Refrigerant Flow Control. 16. Truck Trailer Refrigeration Electrical Components. 17. Truck Trailer Refrigeration Maintenance Procedures.