The use of
refrigeration, either directly or as part of an
air-conditioning system, is essential to almost every
branch of industry.
There is a
need for practitioners to familiarize themselves with the
general principles and methods of refrigeration and air
conditioning, and the types of plant and operation
currently in use.
provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles
and practice of refrigeration and air-conditioning for the
uninitiated student and a general overview of the industry
for the practitioner.
fundamentals of the subject are introduced without
involving the reader too deeply in theory and the content
is presented in a logical order.
revised and updated third edition has a new chapter on
Refrigerants that deals with the many changes in this area
over the last 10 years, including the phase out of CFC and
HCFC refrigerants in line with Ozone depletion and Global
replacement refrigerants are described, together with
Codes of Practice introduced for maintenance and servicing
of refrigeration plants.
use of Ammonia and Propane are included, with the relevant
Health and Safety aspects, and the move towards Absorption
refrigeration equipment as more environmentally friendly.
This new edition of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is
a valuable reference source for practicing engineers and
essential reading for students.
Refrigeration users. Ideal for maintenance/service
engineers involved in general engineering, e.g. food
process plants, pharmaceutical companies, transport and
communication companies. Hospital engineers would benefit
plus commercial companies with responsibility for building
services maintenance. Recommended for short training
courses in refrigeration and air conditioning and for
students taking NVQ or GNVQ courses.