Basic Refrigeration And Air Conditioning provides a comprehensive coverage of the principles and techniques involved in refrigeration and air conditioning. This edition incorporates new topics and techniques.
Summary Of The Book
Refrigeration is concerned with maintaining very low temperatures inside a closed space for the purpose of food preservation. Air-conditioning is concerned with regulating the temperature of the atmosphere inside a room to keep it at a level comfortable for the people inside that room.
Basic Refrigeration And Air Conditioning defines the various concepts and methods involved in manufacturing the devices needed for these purposes. This book covers the fundamental concepts of refrigeration and the Refrigeration Cycle. It also looks at Air-Conditioning Systems, Equipment Selection, Evacuation and Dehydration.
While using air-conditioners, it is important to ensure that a good built-in ventilation system to allow infusion of fresh air to clear the contaminant build-up in the closed space. This is technically defined as the maintenance of Indoor Air Quality.
The industry standard for IAQ has been going up over the past few years as more people make use of air-conditioners. There is a need to take into account an increasing number of people inside a room that has an AC installed, which entails more heat and germ build-up. Ventilation systems might, however, increase the running costs and energy consumption of the air-conditioners. Some alternatives like Ozone Treatment of cooling tower water are also being explored to counter this. This book also covers this alternative method.
It also discusses Installation, Erection, and Field Practices, Special Tools and Measuring Instruments, Preventive Maintenance, and Techniques to Reoperate a Burnt System. It looks at Refrigeration and Brines, Centrifugal Compressor and Liquid Chilling Package.
In recent years, there have been growing concerns about the environmental impact of refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies. The Kyoto Agreement and the Montreal Protocol ensured that measures were taken to reduce Ozone depletion and incorporate other green measures.
This edition thus focuses on alternatives to CFC compounds that were used as refrigerants traditionally.
The key features of the book Basic Refrigeration And Air Conditioning include coverage of electronic compression valve, frost-free refrigeration, and thermodynamic tables of select alternative refrigerants.
About P. N. Ananthanarayanan
P. N. Ananthanarayanan is an experienced professional in the field of refrigeration and air-conditioning.
P. N. Ananthanarayanan is a consultant in the same field. He is also an Honorary Life Member of ISHRAE. He has 50 years of experience in the air conditioning and refrigeration field and has previously worked for Voltas.
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