Thursday, December 6, 2018

Principles of Refrigeration - By "ROY J. DOSSAT"

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This textbook has been written especially for use in programs where a full curriculum in refrigeration is offered. However, the material covered and the method of presentation are such that the text is also suitable for adult evening classes and for on-the-job training and self-instruction. Furthermore, the material is so arranged and sectionalized that this textbook is readily adaptable to any level of study and to any desired method or sequence of presentation.
Despite a rigorous treatment of the thermodynamics of the cycle, application of the calculus is not required nor is an extensive background in physics and thermodynamics presupposed. The first four chapters deal with the fundamental principles of physics and thermodynamics upon which the refrigeration cycle is based. For those who are already familiar with these fundamentals, the chapters will serve as review or reference material.
Chapter 21 treats electric motors and control circuits as they apply to refrigeration and air conditioning systems. This material is presented from the viewpoint of practical application, the more mathematical approach being left to companion electrical courses.
Throughout this textbook emphasis is placed on the cyclic nature of the refrigeration system, and each part of the system is carefully examined in relation to the whole. Too, care is taken continually to correlate theory and practice through the use of manufacturer's catalog data and many sample problems. To this end, certain pertinent catalog data are included. 

1. Pressure, Work, Power, Energy
2. Matter, Internal Energy, Heat, Temperature
3. Thermodynamic Processes
4. Saturated and Superheated Vapors
5. Psychrometric Properties of Air
6. Refrigeration and the Vapor Compression System
7. Cycle Diagrams and the Simple Saturated Cycle
8. Actual Refrigerating Cycles
9. Survey of Refrigeration Applications
10. Cooling Load Calculations
11. Evaporators
12. Performance of Reciprocating Compressors
13. System Equilibrium and Cycling Controls
14. Condensers and Cooling Towers
15. Fluid Flow, Centrifugal Liquid Pumps, Water and Brine Piping
16. Refrigerants
17. Refrigerant Flow Controls
18. Compressor Construction and Lubrication
19. Refrigerant Piping and Accessories
20. Defrost Methods, Low-Temperature Systems, and Multiple Temperature Installations
21. Electric Motors and Control Circuits
Tables and Charts

Author Details
"ROY J. DOSSAT", Associate Professor of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

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