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Contents
Preface

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new in this edition
How to Use this text and supplementary Materials
support Materials
About the Authors
Acknowledgments

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3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
3.12
3.13
3.14
3.15
3.16
3.17

Section 1: Theory of Heat
introduction

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

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History of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
(Cooling)
Green Awareness
History of Home and Commercial Heating
Career Opportunities
Technician Certification Programs
Programmatic Accreditation
National Skill Standards
Customer Relations and Technician Soft Skills

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12

Heat, temperature, and Pressure

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1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.10
1.11
1.12
1.13

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Heat, Temperature, and Pressure
Temperature
Introduction to Heat
Conduction
Convection
Radiation
Sensible Heat
Latent Heat
Specific Heat
Sizing Heating Equipment
Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
Pressure Gauges

Matter and energy

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2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14

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Matter
Mass and Weight
Density
Specific Gravity
Specific Volume
Gas Laws
Energy
Conservation of Energy
Energy Contained in Heat
Energy in Magnetism
Purchase of Energy
Energy Used as Work
Power
Electrical Power-the Watt

Refrigeration and Refrigerants

39

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5

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Introduction to Refrigeration
Refrigeration
Rating Refrigeration Equipment
The Refrigeration Process
Temperature and Pressure Relationship

3.18
3.19
3.20
3.21

Refrigeration Components
The Evaporator
The Compressor
The Condenser
The Refrigerant Metering Device
Matching Refrigeration Systems
and Components
Refrigerants
Refrigerants Must Be Safe
Refrigerants Must Be Detectable
The Boiling Point of the Refrigerant
Pumping Characteristics
Popular Refrigerants and their Important
Characteristics
Refrigerant Cylinder Color Codes
Recovery, Recycling, or Reclaiming
of Refrigerants
Plotting the Refrigerant Cycle
Plotting the Refrigerant Cycle for Blends
with Noticeable Temperature Glide
(Zeotropic Blends)

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Section 2: Safety, Tools and Equipment,
and Shop Practices
Unit 4

General Safety Practices
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8

Unit 5

tools and equipment
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7

Unit 6

General Tools
Specialized Hand Tools
Tubing Tools
Specialized Service and Installation
Equipment
Refrigerant Leak Detectors
Other Tools
Miscellaneous Tools and Equipment
for Specialized Needs

Fasteners
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5

Unit 7

Pressure Vessels and Piping
Electrical Hazards
Heat
Cold
Mechanical Equipment
Moving Heavy Objects
Refrigerants in Your Breathing Space
Using Chemicals

Nails
Staples and Rivets
Threaded Fasteners
Concrete Fasteners
Other Fasteners

tubing and Piping
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4

Purpose of Tubing and Piping
Types and Sizes of Tubing
Tubing Insulation
Line Sets

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