Practical Heating Technology

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Cengage Learning, Aug 28, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 528 pages
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Newly expanded and updated to meet the needs of today's technicians, Practical Heating Technology, 2E offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of modern heating theory, systems, and service. This book is the perfect on-site resource, providing easily accessible information on all major types of heating systems, including oil, gas, electric, and hydronic systems. A clear, conversational writing style is used to allow readers to quickly and easily grasp important concepts, and develop the terminology needed to interact with others in the industry, from sales people to fellow technicians. Updates to this 2nd edition include expanded coverage of basic electricity and new units on electric motors and blueprint reading. Thorough, real-world examples, step-by-step explanations, and detailed case studies make this book an indispensable resource that belongs in every technician's toolkit.
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Contents

Basic Electricity and Magnetism
1
Types of Electric Motors
31
ElectricHeat Equipment
50
Controls and Wiring for Electric Heat
70
Troubleshooting and Maintenance for ElectricHeat Equipment
90
Theory of Gas and Combustion
96
Gas Heat Natural and LP
114
GasBurning Equipment
140
Burning Oil as a Fuel
276
Troubleshooting and Maintenance for OilFired Equipment
286
Properties of Water
300
HotWater Heat
306
Steam Heat
372
Technician Service Calls for HotWater and Steam Systems
391
Air Humidification and Filtration
397
System Design
408

Gas Piping Venting and Appliance Efficiency
156
Troubleshooting and Maintenance for GasFired Equipment
189
Theory of Oil Heat and Combustion
211
Oil Heat Components
225
OilBurning Equipment
249
Air Distribution and Balance
436
Introduction to Blueprint Reading for Heating Technicians
478
Index
498
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Bill Johnson taught heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration installation, service, and design for 15 years at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was instrumental in standardizing the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration curriculum for the state community college system.

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