HVAC Level 1 Trainee Guide

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/10/2013
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Introduction to HVAC, Trade Mathematics, Basic Electricity, Introduction to Heating, Introduction to Cooling, Introduction to Air Distribution Systems, Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices, Soldering and Brazing, and Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices.


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Instructors: Product supplements may be ordered directly through OASIS at  http://oasis.pearson.com. For more information contact your Pearson NCCER Sales Specialist at http://nccer.pearsonconstructionbooks.com/store/sales.aspx.  

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  • Trainee Guide Paperback + NCCERconnect Access Card Package 978-0-13-340934-5
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Table of Contents

(Total Level Hours: 192.5 Hours (Includes 72.5 hours of Core Curriculum))


Introduction to HVAC (7.5 Hours)

Trainee ISBN 978-0-13-340339-8

Instructor ISBN 978-0-13-340349-7

Covers the basic principles of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, career opportunities in HVAC, and how apprenticeship programs are constructed. Basic safety principles, as well as trade licensure and EPA guidelines, are also introduced.


Trade Mathematics (10 Hours)

Trainee ISBN 978-0-13-340341-1

Instructor ISBN 978-0-13-340350-3

Explains how to solve HVAC/R traderelated problems involving the measurement of lines, area, volume, weights, angles, pressure, vacuum, and temperature. Also includes a review of scientific notation, powers, roots, and basic algebra and geometry.


Basic Electricity (12.5 Hours)

Trainee ISBN 978-0-13-340342-8

Instructor ISBN 978-0-13-340351-0

Introduces the concept of power generation and distribution, common electrical components, AC and DC circuits, and electrical safety as it relates to the HVAC field. Introduces reading and interpreting wiring diagrams.


Introduction to Heating (15 Hours)

Trainee ISBN 978-0-13-340343-5

Instructor ISBN 978-0-13-340352-7

Covers the fundamentals of heating systems and the combustion process. The different types and designs of gas furnaces and their components, as well as basic procedures for their installation and service, is provided.


Introduction to Cooling (30 Hours)

Trainee ISBN 978-0-13-340344-2

Instructor ISBN 978-0-13-340353-4

Explains the fundamental operating concepts of the refrigeration cycle and identifies both primary and secondary components found in typical HVAC/R systems. Common refrigerants are introduced as well. Describes the principles of heat transfer and the essential pressuretemperature relationships of refrigerants. Basic control concepts for simple systems are also introduced.


Introduction to Air Distribution Systems (15 Hours)

Trainee ISBN 978-0-13-340345-9

Instructor ISBN 978-0-13-340354-1

Describes the factors related to air movement and its measurement in common air distribution systems. The required mechanical equipment and materials used to create air distribution systems are also presented. Basic system design principles for both hot and cold climates are introduced.


Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices (10 Hours)

Trainee ISBN 978-0-13-340346-6

Instructor ISBN 978-0-13-340355-8

Explains how to identify types of copper tubing and fittings used in the HVAC/R industry and how they are mechanically joined. The identification and application of various types of plastic piping, along with their common assembly and installation practices, are also presented.


Soldering and Brazing (10 Hours)

Trainee ISBN 978-0-13-340347-3

Instructor ISBN 978-0-13-340356-5

Introduces the equipment, techniques, and materials used to safely join copper tubing through both soldering and brazing. The required PPE, preparation, and work processes are covered in detail. The procedures for brazing copper to dissimilar materials are also provided.


Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices (10 Hours)

Trainee ISBN 978-0-13-340348-0

Instructor ISBN 978-0-13-340358-9

Explains how to identify various carbon steel piping materials and fittings. The joining and installation of threaded and grooved carbon steel piping systems is covered, with detailed coverage of threading and grooving techniques included.

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