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Fundamentals of HVACR

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2016-01-07
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For courses in HVACR


Comprehensively introduces the fundamentals of HVACR in digestible units, supported by hundreds of colorful visual aids

Written in a style thatis easy to understand, this Third Edition of Fundamentals of HVACR introduces the principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The book is comprehensive enough to be used as the basis not only for HVACR courses, but for entire HVACR programs. Units are short and digestible, presenting complex material in a concise, straightforward manner without ever dumbing down its topics. Compared to other, similar texts, Fundamentals of HVACR is visually stunning, featuring 2900 supporting photographs, illustrations, drawings, and diagrams—most of them in full color. The Third Edition has been revised to reflect expanded coverage of electricity, motor controls, motor applications, new technologies, regulations, and changes in the HVACR market, and remains the most up-to-date HVACR text available.


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Created specifically for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration students and instructors, MyHVACLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with Stanfield and Skaves’s, Fundamentals of HVACR, Third Edition. It's designed to support students’ mastery and application of the HVAC skills they’ll need for a successful career. It provides 24/7 eText access, multimedia resources, and pre-built assignments that allow instructors to measure student performance and personalize the HVAC learning experience.


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Author Biography

Carter Stanfield grew up in the air conditioning business. His family still owns and operates Stanfield Air Systems in Athens, Georgia. He has taught Air Conditioning Technology at Athens Technical College for over 40 years. He writes the blog hvacrfundamentals and is co-author of Fundamentals of HVACR, published by Pearson. Mr. Stanfield’s industry credentials include RSES CMS, NATE Certification, and a state of Georgia unrestricted Conditioned Air Contracting License. He earned a BS Ed Degree in Technical Education from the University of Georgia, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Stanfield is a frequent guest speaker at regional and national conventions for HVACR educators.

David Skaves, P.E., has been a faculty member at the Maine Maritime Academy since 1986 and received the Teaching Excellence award at the college in 2006. His career background includes employment as a marine engineer on supertankers in the merchant marine, a production planner at Maine’s Bath Iron Works Shipbuilding, and an engineering consultant for combined cycle power plant performance

testing throughout the United States as well as in Mexico and South America. In addition to his MBA from the University of Maine at Orono, Professor Skaves is a registered professional engineer, licensed first-class stationary engineer, and licensed marine chief engineer. He is currently a member of ASHRAE and AFE.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Section 1 Fundamentals

Section 2 HVACR Science

Section 3 Refrigeration Systems and Components

Section 4 Refrigeration Practices

Section 5 HVACR Electrical Systems and Components

Section 6 Air-Conditioning Systems

Section 7 Heating Systems

Section 8 Heat Pump Systems

Section 9 System Design, Sizing, and Layout

Section 10 Commercial Environmental Systems

Section 11 Commercial Refrigeration Systems

Section 12 Installation, Maintenance, Service,and Troubleshooting


Detailed Table of Contents


Section 1 Fundamentals

Unit 1 Introduction to Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration

Unit 2 Being a Professional HVACR Technician

Unit 3 Safety

Unit 4 Hand and Power Tools

Unit 5 Fasteners

Unit 6 Measurements

Section 2 HVACR Science

Unit 7 Properties of Matter

Unit 8 Types of Energy and Their Properties

Unit 9 Temperature and Thermodynamics

Unit 10 Pressure and Vacuum

Section 3 Refrigeration Systems and Components

Unit 11 Types of Refrigeration Systems

Unit 12 The Refrigeration Cycle

Unit 13 Compressors

Unit 14 Condensers

Unit 15 Metering Devices

Unit 16 Evaporators

Unit 17 Refrigerants and Their Properties

Unit 18 Special Refrigeration Components

Unit 19 Plotting the Refrigeration Cycle

Section 4 Refrigeration Practices

Unit 20 Refrigeration Safety

Unit 21 Refrigerant System Servicing and Testing Equipment

Unit 22 Piping and Tubing

Unit 23 Soldering and Brazing

Unit 24 Refrigerant System Piping

Unit 25 Accessing Sealed Refrigeration Systems

Unit 26 Refrigerant Management and the EPA

Unit 27 Refrigerant Leak Testing

Unit 28 Refrigerant System Evacuation

Unit 29 Refrigerant System Charging

Section 5 HVACR Electrical Systems and Components

Unit 30 Electrical Safety

Unit 31 Basic Electricity

Unit 32 Alternating Current Fundamentals

Unit 33 Electric Meters and Test Instruments

Unit 34 Electrical Components

Unit 35 Electric Motors

Unit 36 Motor Controls

Unit 37 Motor Application and Troubleshooting

Unit 38 Electrical Diagrams

Unit 39 Control Systems

Unit 40 Communicating Control Systems

Unit 41 Electrical Troubleshooting

Section 6 Air-Conditioning Systems

Unit 42 Fundamentals of Psychrometrics and Airflow

Unit 43 Air Filters

Unit 44 Ventilation and Dehumidification

Unit 45 Residential Air Conditioning

Unit 46 Mini-Split, Multisplit, and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems

Unit 47 Residential Split-System Air-Conditioning Installations

Unit 48 Duct Installation

Unit 49 Troubleshooting Air-Conditioning Systems

Section 7 Heating Systems

Unit 50 Principles of Combustion and Safety

Unit 51 Gas Furnaces

Unit 52 Gas Furnace Controls

Unit 53 Gas Furnace Installation

Unit 54 Troubleshooting Gas Furnaces

Unit 55 Oil-Fired Heating Systems

Unit 56 Oil Furnace and Boiler Service

Unit 57 Residential Oil Heating Installation

Unit 58 Troubleshooting Oil Heating Systems

Unit 59 Space Heaters

Unit 60 Humidifiers

Section 8 Heat Pump Systems

Unit 61 Electric Heat

Unit 62 Electric Heat Installation

Unit 63 Troubleshooting Electric Heat

Unit 64 Heat Pump System Fundamentals

Unit 65 Air-Source Heat Pump Applications

Unit 66 Geothermal Heat Pumps

Unit 67 Heat Pump Installation

Unit 68 Troubleshooting Heat Pump Systems

Section 9 System Design, Sizing, and Layout

Unit 69 Basic Building Construction

Unit 70 Green Buildings and Systems

Unit 71 Indoor Air Quality

Unit 72 Residential Load Calculations

Unit 73 Duct Design

Unit 74 Zone Control Systems

Unit 75 Testing and Balancing Air Systems

Section 10 Commercial Environmental Systems

Unit 76 Commercial Air-Conditioning Systems

Unit 77 Fans and Air-Handling Units

Unit 78 Single-Zone Rooftop Unit Installation

Unit 79 Commercial Zoned Systems

Unit 80 Commercial Control Systems

Unit 81 Chilled Water Systems

Unit 82 Hydronic Heating Systems

Unit 83 Boilers and Related Equipment

Unit 84 Cooling Towers

Section 11 Commercial Refrigeration Systems

Unit 85 Commercial Refrigeration Systems

Unit 86 Supermarket Equipment

Unit 87 Ice Machines

Unit 88 Troubleshooting Refrigeration Systems

Section 12 Installation, Maintenance, Service,and Troubleshooting

Unit 89 Installation Techniques

Unit 90 Planned Maintenance

Unit 91 Refrigeration System Cleanup

Unit 92 Troubleshooting


Refrigerant Data

Commonly Used HVACR Formulas

Abbreviations and Acronyms

English Language Glossary

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