Synopses & Reviews
The lab manual contains a series of practical exercises that help guide the student through many types of equipment used in the field. Upon completion of the exercises the student will understand how to disassemble the common components for faster service. The student The student will have performed many tasks on these components for the purpose of diagnostics and repair.
About the Author
Now retired, Bill Johnson has taught heating, air conditioning and refrigeration for more than two decades in various technical colleges and factory schools. A graduate of Southern Technical Institute, a branch of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, he has also served as Service Manager for a major manufacturer for six years. Mr. Johnson owned his own HVAC/R business for 10 years and has been a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and the American Society of Heating Refrigerating Air Conditioning Engineers. His authoring credits include three major textbooks on the market today as well as their ancillary materials. He also writes a monthly article -- BTU Buddy - that is available online. Kevin Standiford has been in the technology fields of Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, HVACR, Process Piping and Robotics for more than 15 years. While attending college to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, he worked for McClelland Consulting Engineers as a Mechanical Designer, designing HVAC, complex processing piping, and cogeneration systems for commercial and industrial applications. Mr. Standiford also has experience working for one of the leading HVAC engineering firms in the state of Arkansas, Pettit and Pettit Consulting Engineers, as a Mechanical Design Engineer. His career then led him to teaching engineering, design, and technology courses for Garland County Community College. Maintaining his focus on education, Mr. Standiford has served as an author and consultant for a number of published textbooks and learning resources in the HVAC, CAD, and Plumbing fields. Today he is a full-time consultant working for both the publishing and engineering industries and a part-time instructor.
Table of Contents
1. Theory of Electricity. 2. Electric Motors. 3. Electric-Heat Equipment. 4. Controls and Wiring for Electric Heat. 5. Troubleshooting and Maintenance for Electric-Heat. 6. Theory of Gas and Combustion. 7. Gas Heat: Natural and LP. 8. Gas-Burning Equipment. 9. Gas Piping, Venting and Appliance Efficiency. 10. Troubleshooting and Maintenance for Gas-Fired Equipment. 11. Theory of Oil Heat and Combustion. 12. Oil Heat Components. 13. Oil-Burning Equipment. 14. Burning Oil as Fuel. 15. Troubleshooting and Maintenance for Oil-Fired Equipment. 16. Properties of Water. 17. Hot-Water Heat. 18. Technician Service Call for Hot-Water and Steam Systems. 19. Air Humidification and Filtration. 20. System Design. 21. Air Distribution and Balance. 22. Introduction to Blueprint Reading to HVAC Technicians.