Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning – A. R. Trott , T. C. Welch – 3rd Edition


The use of refrigeration; either directly or as part of an air conditioning system; is essential for almost all branches of the industry. It is necessary for professionals to familiarize themselves with the general principles and methods of refrigeration and air conditioning; and the types of plant and operation currently in use.

This provides a complete introduction to the principles and of refrigeration and air conditioning for the uninitiated student and an overview for the professional. The fundamentals of the subject are introduced without involving the reader too much in theory and the content is presented in a logical order.

This third fully revised and updated edition has a new chapter on refrigerants that addresses the many changes in this area over the past 10 years; including the gradual gradual CFC and HCFC refrigerants in line with ozone depletion and global warming. New replacement refrigerants are described; together with the codes of introduced for the maintenance and service of refrigeration plants.

It includes the increased use of ammonia and propane; with the relevant health and safety aspects; and the movement towards absorption refrigeration equipment as more environmentally friendly. This new edition of Refrigeration and air conditioning is a valuable source of reference for practicing engineers and essential reading for students.

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  • - Preface
    - Fundamentals
    - The refrigeration cycle
    - Compressors
    - Oil in refrigerant circuits
    - Condensers and water towers
    - Evaporators
    - Expansion valves
    - Controls and other circuit components
    - Selection and balance of components
    - Materials
    - Building
    - Erection site
    - Liquid coolers
    - Ice pickles
    - Thermal storage
    - Packaged units
    - Food refrigeration
    - Cold storage practice
    - Construction of cold rooms
    - Refrigeration in food stores: meat and fish
    - Refrigeration for the dairy, beer and soft drink industries
    - Refrigeration for fruits, vegetables and other foods
    - Food freezing
    - Dry dry
    - Refrigerated transport, handling and distribution
    - Refrigeration load estimation
    - Industrial uses of refrigeration
    - Mixtures of air and water vapor
    - Air treatment cycles
    - Practical air treatment cycles
    - Estimation of air conditioning load
    - Air movement Air conditioning methods
    - Dehumidifiers and air drying
    - Heat pumps
    - Heat recovery
    - Control systems
    - Start-up Operation Maintenance Service
    - Troubleshooting Training
    - Efficiency and economy in operation
    - Catalog selection
    - Appendix
    - References and notes
    - Index.
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