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Refrigeration and air conditioning.

Author(s) : TROTT A. R., WELCH T. C.

Type of monograph: Book


This fully revised and updated edition has a new chapter on refrigerants that deals with the many changes in this area over the last 10 years. New replacement refrigerants are described, together with Codes of Practice introduced for maintenance and servicing of refrigeration plants. The increased use of ammonia and propane are included, with the relevant health and safety aspects, and the move towards absorption refrigeration equipment as more environmentally friendly. Extract from the table of contents: fundamentals; the refrigeration cycle; refrigerants, compressors, evaporators, condensers and water towers, expansion valves, liquid chillers, ice, brines, thermal storage, packaged units; oil in refrigerant circuits; controls and other circuit components; refrigeration of foods, cold storage practice, cold store construction; refrigeration in the food trades: meat and fish; dairy, brewing and soft drinks industries; fruit, vegetables and other foods; food freezing, freeze-drying, refrigerated transport, handling and distribution; refrigeration load estimation; industrial uses of refrigeration; air and water vapour mixtures, air treatment cycles, practical air treatment cycles, air-conditioning load estimation, air movement, air-conditioning methods, dehumidifiers and air drying, heat pumps, heat recovery; control systems, commissioning, operation, maintenance, service, fault-finding, training; efficiency and economy in operation.