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Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps


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This established and trusted reference has a practical focus that enables engineers to understand and solve refrigeration and air conditioning system design and maintenance challenges, and is suitable for both trainee and professional HVAC engineers, with a straightforward approach that also helps inexperienced readers gain a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of the technology

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals 2. The refrigeration cycle 3. Refrigerants 4. Compressors 5. Oil in refrigerant circuits 6. Condensers and cooling towers 7. Evaporators 8. Expansion valves 9. Controls and other circuit components 10. Component selection and balancing 11. Installation and construction 12. Distributed cooling, thermal storage 13. Packaged units 14. Food refrigeration and freezing 15. Cold storage 16. Food refrigeration - product by product 17. Refrigerated transport, handling and distribution 18. Refrigeration load estimation 19. Industrial uses of refrigeration 20. Air and water vapour mixtures 21. Air treatment fundamentals 22. Practical air treatment cycles 23. Air-conditioning load estimation 24. Air movement 25. Air-conditioning methods 26. Dehumidifiers and air drying 27. Heat pumps and heat recovery 28. Control systems 29. Commissioning and maintenance 30. Efficiency, running cost and carbon footprint 31. Noise

About the Author

Guy Hundy has extensive experience in the design and application of refrigeration compressors. Previously Director of Application Engineering with Copeland Europe and a Past-President of the Institute of Refrigeration, he has particular expertise in the field of compressor performance and efficiency in commercial refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps. Hundy is currently Director at Aleph Zero Ltd a refrigeration and cooling optimization consultancy.


"The book, which includes references and suggestions for further reading, is a good reference text for students of refrigeration engineering and for those wishing to take a professional qualification in the industry." --CIBSE Journal

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