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 book provides a complete introduction to the principles and practice of refrigeration and air conditioning for the uninitiated student and an industry 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 practice 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.