Featuring more than 800 practice questions and answers, HVAC Licensing Study Guide, Second Edition provides everything you need to prepare for and pass the major HVAC licensing exams on the first try. This practical, up-to-date resource is filled with essential calculations, troubleshooting tips for the job site, hundreds of detailed illustrations, and information on current codes and standards. Thoroughly revised to cover the latest equipment and techniques, this career-building guide helps you:Master the material most likely to appear on the ARI, NATE, ICE, RSES, and HVAC licensing exams Improve your test-taking ability with 800+ true-false and multiple-choice questions and answers Learn about the latest refrigerant usage and regulations Keep up with the most recent codes and standards Acquire the confidence, skills, and knowledge needed to pass your exam
Covers key HVAC topics, including:Heat sources Heating systems Boilers, burners, and burner systems Piping systems Ductwork sizing Refrigerants Cooling and distribution systems Refrigeration equipment and processes Filters and air flow Maintenance, servicing, and safety Humidification, dehumidification, and psychrometrics EPA-refrigerant reclaimers Heating circuits Safety on the job Trade associations and codes
Electricity and Electronics for HVAC provides an expert account of the electric and electronic components used for modern air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Packed with hundreds of detailed illustrations, this in-depth reference fully explains circuits, diagrams, digital controls, safety procedures, troubleshooting, and more.
Written by the renowned technical authors Rex Miller and Mark R. Miller, this essential resource covers all electrical and electronic principles and applications of HVAC, including basic electricity...electric measuring instruments...control devices...heating circuits...refrigeration and freezer circuits...and other topics. Designed to build knowledge, skills, and confidence, Electricity and Electronics for HVAC features:Complete information on electric and electronic components for modern HVAC systems Over 345 detailed illustrations to improve technical understanding Standard and SI units for all problems and worked-out equations A PowerPoint presentation for classroom use
Inside this Career-Building HVAC Tool• Introduction to Electricity • Current, Voltage, Resistance, and Power • Resistors, Color Code, Components, and Symbols • Series and Parallel Circuits • Magnetism, Solenoids, and Relays • Electric Measuring Instruments • Electric Power: DC and AC • Inductors, Inductive Reactance, and Transformers • Capacitors and Capacitive Reactance • Single and Three-Phase Power • Solid-State Controls • AC Motors • Electrical Safety • Control Devices • Heating Circuits • AC Circuits • Refrigeration and Freezer Circuits • Troubleshooting • Controlling Electric Power for AC Units oCareers in AC and Refrigeration • Index
Applicable to residential, commercial, and industrial jobs, this essential handbook puts a wealth of real-world information at your fingertips. HVAC Troubleshooting Guide shows you how to read, interpret, and prepare schedules, mechanical plans, and electrical schematics. This handy resource will aid you in your everyday tasks and keep you up to date with the latest facts, figures, and devices. The book includes numerous illustrations, tables, and charts, troubleshooting tips, safety precautions, resource directories, and a glossary of terms.
HVAC Troubleshooting Guide helps you:Identify and safely use tools and equipment (both new and old) Use heat pumps and hot air furnaces Calculate ventilation requirements Work with refrigeration equipment and the new refrigerants Utilize control devices, including solenoids and relays Operate, select, and repair electric motors Work with condensers, compressors, and evaporators Monitor the flow of refrigerant with valves, tubing, and filters Comply with the Section 608 refrigerant recycling rule Program thermostats Insulate with batts, sheet, tubing covers, and foam Work with solid-state controls Understand electrical and electronic symbols used in schematics
This practical resource offers comprehensive coverage of the entire electrical field and its equipment, including troubleshooting and repair. You'll learn how to read and interpret schematics and drawings and safely work with all electrical components and systems on the jobsite.
The Second Edition features a new chapter on robotics, a new 16-page color insert, and information on the latest codes, regulations, and devices. Filled with more than 650 photos and diagrams, study questions, review problems, and detailed answers, this career-building tool helps you enhance your electrical and electronics expertise and apply it effectively in the workplace.
Industrial Electricity and Motor Controls, Second Edition covers:Tools and equipment Safety in the workplace Symbols used in electrical wiring diagrams and ladder diagrams Control circuits and diagrams Switches Magnetism and solenoids Relays Electric motors Timers and sensors Solenoids and valves Motor starting methods Solid-state reduced-voltage starters Speed control and monitoring Motor control and protection Three-phase controllers Drives Transformers Power generation Power distribution systems Programmable controllers Robotics Careers in electricity
The experts show you how to tackle any wiring, remodeling, or plumbing project
Written by authors of McGraw-Hill's popular Carpentry & Construction, Fourth Edition, this new, dollar-saving series is great for do-it-yourselfers, weekend repairmen and home owners, as well as seasoned pros who want to stay on top of the latest methods, materials, equipment and code requirements. Organized according to the actual stages of construction, these titles detail everything needed to successfully plan, manage, and complete a job. All are heavily illustrated and contain valuable tip-boxes throughout.
* Covers electrical as well as audio and video wiring
* Explains all types of wires and connections
Filled with step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, Welding, Second Edition provides an easy-to-follow introduction to oxyacetylene welding and cutting, soldering, and basic metal properties. You'll learn how to set up your workshop, properly use welding equipment, design projects, work safely, and get professional results--even if you have no experience. With coverage of the latest tools, materials, and techniques, this fully updated, hands-on guide serves as an ideal beginner's tutorial as well as an on-the-job reference for experienced welders.
Find out how to:Work with oxyacetylene welding fuels, equipment, and supplies Review other welding methods, including arc, tungsten inert gas, and gas metal arc welding Understand the properties and weldability of various metals Use the latest soldering tools and techniques Master brazing, braze welding, cutting metal, and welding thicker metals Follow welding safety procedures and troubleshoot problems Test your knowledge with end-of-chapter review questions Design and set up your own home workshop Build metal projects, including a gate, fireplace grate, and workbench
Pumps and hydraulic equipment are now used in more facets of industry than ever before. Whether you are a pump operator or you encounter pumps and hydraulic systems through your work in another skilled trade, a basic knowledge of the practical features, principles, installation, and maintenance of such systems is essential. You'll find it all here, fully updated with real-world examples and 21st-century applications.Learn to install and service pumps for nearly any application Understand the fundamentals and operating principles of pump controls and hydraulics Service and maintain individual pumping devices that use smaller motors See how pumps are used in robotics, taking advantage of hydraulics to lift larger, heavier loads Handle new types of housings and work with the latest electronic controls Know the appropriate servicing schedule for different types of pumping equipment Install and troubleshoot special-service pumps
Fully revisited to cover the latest techniques, tools, refrigerants, and equipment, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Second Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the basic principles and practices of the AC and refrigeration industry. Step-by-step instructions, along with more than 800 photographs and illustrations, demonstrate efficient, cost-effective, and current methods for choosing, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing today's cooling and climate control systems. Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer, a professional technician, or a student, you'll find the task-simplifying details you need for any project. Learn all about:Tools, instruments, and specialized equipment Development of refrigeration Voltage, current, and resistance Solenoids and valves Electric motors Refrigerants Refrigeration compressors Condensers, chillers, and cooling towers Water-cooling problems Evaporators Refrigerant flow control Servicing and safety Freezers Temperature, psychrometrics, and air control Comfort air conditioning Commercial air-conditioning systems Various types of air conditioners and heat pumps Estimating load and insulating pipes Electrical power for air conditioners Air-conditioning and refrigeration careers New refrigerants Electrical and electronic symbols used in schematics
The Welding Licensing Exam Study Guide contains everything needed to pass the Welding Code Book and Fundamentals exams with flying colors. This career-building resource includes calculations and troubleshooting tips that equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence required to ace these certification tests.
The Welding Licensing Exam Study Guide features:Over 850 exam-style multiple choice and true/false questions & answers Numerous welding calculations and troubleshooting tips More than 200 detailed drawings and illustrations In-depth coverage of welding tools and their use The latest welding safety procedures Guidance on studying welding methods SI and English units for all problems and equations
Improve Your Grasp of Every Welding Exam Topic• Welding and Cutting Processes: Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting • Shielded Metal Arc Welding • Flux Cored Arc Welding • Gas Metal Arc Welding • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding • Plasma Arc Welding and Cutting • Braze Welding • Brazing • Soldering • Metals and Metal Alloys: Cast Iron • Wrought Iron • Carbon Steels • Low and High Alloy Steels • Refractory and Reactive Metals • Galvanized Metals • Aluminum • Copper • Nickel • Magnesium • Lead, Tin, and Zinc • Tool and Die Steels • Hardfacing • Joints and Welds: Types of Joints • Welding Positions • Types of Welds • Weld Terminology • Welding Symbols • Common Welding Problems • Tips for Producing Good Welds • And Much More!
Written by a pair of technology experts and accomplished educators, this comprehensive resource provides a solid foundation in applied industrial robotics and robot technology. You will get straightforward explanations of the latest components, techniques, and capabilities along with practical examples and detailed illustrations. The book takes a look at the entire field of robotics―from design and production to deployment, operation, and maintenance. Valuable appendices provide information on specific robot models, pendants, and controllers.
Robots and Robotics: Principles, Systems and Industrial Applications covers:
• Robot and robotics fundamentals
• Identification of components
• Robot parts and robotic motion capabilities
• Programs, programming languages, and microprocessors
• Drive systems, pumps, motors, and sensors
• Control methods
• Industrial applications
• Specifications and capabilities
• Troubleshooting and maintenance
• Emerging technologies and the future of robotics