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Heat Pumps, 2nd Edition

  • Eugene Silberstein
  • ISBN-10: 1305081633
  • ISBN-13: 9781305081635
  • 662 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Featuring a great deal of new content and a new full-color, reader-friendly design, HEAT PUMPS, 2e, helps readers learn to install, service, and maintain air source, water source, and geothermal heat pumps. Dedicated troubleshooting chapters provide ample opportunities to apply the steps required for successful completion of every service call. The Second Edition addresses the latest green building codes and includes a wide range of built-in learning aids and real-life examples to help readers develop the knowledge and skills they will need on the job. Now available with this text is The Complete HVAC Lab Manual, which features over 250 lab exercises, covering 15 topic areas. See the supplements section for more details.

Features

  • Each system component is treated separately, allowing readers to concentrate fully on a single component before attempting to assemble all of the pieces of the heat pump puzzle.

  • More than 50 "For Discussion" topics excite and challenge readers while providing instructors with opportunities to encourage thought-provoking in-class debate.

  • Cutaway views of devices allow readers to see inside the system as they explore the operation and function of each of its components in detail.

  • Three chapters aid readers in developing the ability to read and interpret electrical schematic and ladder diagrams for air source, water source, and geothermal heat pump systems, a skill required of all successful technicians.

  • Objectives and a brief introduction, plus an overview of the concepts to be presented in each chapter, help readers to zero in on must-know information.

  • Chapter-end summaries, plus hundreds of chapter-end review questions, underscore key points while providing an effective means for readers to gauge their understanding.

  • An extensive glossary helps readers master the use of key technical and industry terms.

About the Author

Eugene Silberstein

Since entering the HVAC industry in 1980, Eugene has taken on many roles ranging from field technician and system designer to company owner, teacher, administrator, consultant and author. Eugene is currently the Director of Technical Education and Standards at the ESCO Institute. Eugene has twenty-five years of teaching experience and has taught air conditioning and refrigeration at many institutions including high school vocational programs, proprietary post-secondary institutions, and community colleges. In December of 2015, Eugene retired from his tenured teaching position at Suffolk County Community College, in Brentwood, New York, to join the ESCO Group and relocate to Southern California. Eugene earned his dual Bachelors Degree from The City College of New York (New York, NY) and his Masters of Science degree from Stony Brook University, (Stony Brook, NY) where he specialized in Energy and Environmental Systems, studying renewable and sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower. He earned his Certified Master HVAC/R Educator (CMHE) credential from HVAC Excellence and the ESCO Group in 2010. Eugene also carries ASHRAE’s BEAP credential, which classifies Eugene as a Building Energy Assessment Professional. He is also an active member of many industry societies. Eugene has served as the subject matter expert on more than fifteen HVAC-related educational projects. His most notable work is Cengage Learning’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology title, which is now entering its 9th Edition (2021). This book is used in more than 1,000 schools both in this country and abroad to help individuals master the skills they need to install, service, troubleshoot, and design HVAC/R equipment.

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: VAPOR COMPRESSION REFRIGERATION AND HEAT PUMP THEORY.
1. Vapor-compression Refrigeration System Components.
2. Vapor-compression Refrigeration System Controls.
3. Introduction to Heat Pump Systems
UNIT TWO: AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS.
4. Introduction to Air Source Heat Pump Systems.
5. Air Source Heat Pump System Wiring Diagrams.
6. Air Source Heat Pump System Installation.
UNIT THREE: AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING.
7. Air Source Heat Pump Systems: Mechanical Troubleshooting.
8. Air Source Heat Pump Systems: Electrical Troubleshooting.
9. Air Source Heat Pump Systems: Preventive Maintenance.
10. Air Source Heat Pump Systems: Servicing & Sample Service Calls.
UNIT FOUR: WATER SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS.
11. Introduction to Water Source Heat Pump Systems.
12. Water Source Heat Pump System Wiring Diagrams.
13. Water Source Heat Pump System Installation.
UNIT FIVE: WATER SOURCE HEAT PUMP TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING.
14. Water Source Heat Pump Systems: Mechanical & Electrical Troubleshooting.
15. Water Source Heat Pump Systems: Preventive Maintenance & Servicing.
16. Water Source Heat Pump Systems: Sample Service Calls.
UNIT SIX: GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS.
17. Introduction to Geothermal Heat Pump Systems.
18. Geothermal Heat Pump System Installation.
UNIT SEVEN: GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING.
19. Geothermal Heat Pump Systems: Mechanical & Electrical Troubleshooting.
20. Geothermal Heat Pump Systems: Sample Service Calls.

New to this edition

  • New chapters added pertaining to new technology used in the field.
  • New "green" sidebars throughout the book provide tips on energy efficiency and address the latest Green Building codes.
  • New topics include inverter-controlled compressors, variable refrigerant flow, ductless split systems, ductless split heat pump systems with heat recovery, ductless split system installation, and pressure enthalpy.
  • A new full color, reader-friendly design with mostly new art work makes technical topics easier to understand.
  • Coverage of geothermal heat pump systems is greatly expanded.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

The Complete HVAC Lab Manual by Silberstein/Obrzut  (ISBN-10: 1337399388 | ISBN-13: 9781337399388)

Featuring over 250 lab exercises, this lab manual is designed to provide practice for all activities performed in the refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning industry, with exercises correlated to the following solutions: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology,7e, 8e, 9e; Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 8e, 9e, 10e; Heat Pumps, 2e and RCA: HVAC, 2e.

Student Supplements

The Complete HVAC Lab Manual by Silberstein/Obrzut  (ISBN-10: 1337399388 | ISBN-13: 9781337399388)

Featuring over 250 lab exercises, this lab manual is designed to provide practice for all activities performed in the refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning industry, with exercises correlated to the following solutions: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology,7e, 8e, 9e; Electricity for Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning, 8e, 9e, 10e; Heat Pumps, 2e and RCA: HVAC, 2e.