Troubleshooting and Servicing Modern Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems

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In today's ever changing technical world, service technicians must be highly skilled and have a solid understanding of refrigeration and air conditioning concepts. In addition, technicians must stay abreast of current industry development and improved techniques. Troubleshooting and Servicing Modern Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems gives service technicians all the information needed to accurately diagnose and solve various systems problems. The book details a variety of topics and troubleshooting procedures, including the following: Refrigerant pressures, states, and conditions, Subcooling and superheat, Compression systems, Metering devices, System charge, Diagnosing air conditioning systems, Systematic troubleshooting, Alternative refrigerants, Refrigerant blends an oils, Leak detection - evacuation and clean up procedures, Ozone depletion and global warming.

Troubleshooting and Servicing Modern Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems discusses the changes affecting the refrigeration and air conditioning industries with an emphasis on the phaseout of CFC and HCFC refrigerants. Detailed sections on the most current leak detection and evacuation methods are included, as well as a section on alternative refrigerants and retrofit guidelines. The book also includes refrigerant changeover guidelines for the following conversions: R-12 to R-134a; R-12 to R-401A; R-12 to R-401B; R-502 to R-402A/R-408A; and R-502 to R-404A/R-507.

Troubleshooting and Servicing Modern Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems is a 251 page soft cover that is written in easy to understand language and utilizes a large number of illustrations, tables, and photos. This book will provide service technicians with the practical, hands on information needed to successfully troubleshoot and service today's increasingly complex air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Customer Reviews:
  • Hopeless
    This book is hopelessly out of date. I returned mine for that reason and was promised full return postage cost me $31.00 Australian to return this book and Amazon closed off without refunding it. So much for trust..better I just threw it in the bin!.. Ever tried to email them by the way? My suggestion from a bloke who paid $31 for the experience...don't buy it...get something modern and remember, in 2010 the present R134A will be extinct!!'s a hopeless gas in terms of efficiency any way, however I'd hold off or get a book based solely on the simple events of air conditioning, how it works, unless you desperately need modern which case forget this book...go to the library and then wait(not in the library of course!) and see what happens post 2010....more info
  • Basic but inexpensive book
    As someone above pointed out, this is a very basic book. The theory in it is ridiculously oversimplified and the description of many working and diagnostic procedures lacks detail. On the other hand, it is not very expensive compare to other books on the subject. ...more info
  • Will not recommeded, useless information.
    Well written book if it's still 1995, this book is out-dated and ancient. It was published in 1995, it don't even cover any of the tools and gauges we use today to trouble shoot or service the modern air conditioner or Refrigeration Systems. This book should be thrown away, it had useless information as of June 2007....more info
  • Perfect book for Joe Homeowner
    This is a great book for the basics about you AC unit in the house. Helped me work (successfully) on my own unit. I don't think it would be helpful if someone wanted a more detailed book like a professional. ...more info
  • Pleased South African
    The info covers both basics and detail in a easy to read and comprehend manner, I have a vending machine business and needed to know more about refrigeration. ...more info
  • Gildardo Yañez Ingeniero
    Este manual esta muy completo y muy bien explicado. Util para los que nos dedicamos a dar servicio en equipos de refrigeracion y aire acondicionado....more info
  • Well layed out and completely covers basics of HVAC.
    This book is layed out well and completely covers the basics of HVAC. Any person who has used NAVEDTRA Manuals will find this to be both similar in lay-out and comprehensity of subject. It is inexpensive for the depth of knowledge contained. For the price, I don't worry that it may get wear and tear as I carry it around in my service van. You may be interested in Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Althouse, Turnquist, and Bracciano/ 18th Edition) the ultimate inclusive textbook as used in trade schools and colleges. It is relatively expensive but worth the investment for a career person. I have both. ...more info
    Good book for the basics, but it leaves out auto a/c charging and diagnostics. Since I bought the book specifically to learn auto a/c procedures, I wasted my money. This lack should have been explicitly noted in the publisher's blurb....more info
  • Well written, easy to understand, every tech should own this
    This book walks you through the basics of refrigeration and explains both mechanical and system operation very plainly. Good book for technicians of all calibers. List of real life refrigeration problems and symptoms. Great for troubleshooting. Explains and describes refrigerant changeovers and proceedures. Explains effect of the chlorine atom in refrigerants and global warming. Details differant systems and components with advantages and disadvantages. Good truck material....more info