Practical Heating Technology 2nd Edition
Bill Johnson | Kevin Standiford
ISBN-13: 9781418080396 | ISBN-10: 141808039X
© 2009 | Published |  528  Pages
Previous Editions: 9780827348813

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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.

  • Unit 1 Theory of Electricity
    Unit 2 Electric Motors
    Unit 3 Electric-Heat Equipment
    Unit 4 Controls and Wiring for Electric Heat
    Unit 5 Troubleshooting and Maintenance for Electric-Heat Equipment
    Unit 6 Theory of Gas and Combustion
    Unit 7 Gas Heat: Natural and LP
    Unit 8 Gas-Burning Equipment
    Unit 9 Gas Piping, Venting and Appliance Efficiency
    Unit 10 Troubleshooting and Maintenance for Gas-Fired Equipment
    Unit 11 Theory of Oil Heat and Combustion
    Unit 12 Oil Heat Components
    Unit 13 Oil-Burning Equipment
    Unit 14 Burning Oil as Fuel
    Unit 15 Troubleshooting and Maintenance for Oil-Fired Equipment
    Unit 16 Properties of Water
    Unit 17 Hot-Water Heat
    Unit 18 Steam Heat
    Unit 19 Technician Service Call for Hot-Water and Steam Systems
    Unit 20 Air Humidification and Filtration
    Unit 21 System design
    Unit 22 Air Distribution and Balance
    Unit 23 Introduction to Blueprint Reading to HVAC Technicians

    • Detailed, informative illustrations, photographs, and drawings clarify key concepts
    • "Service Call" case studies prepare readers for real-world scenarios, leading them from problem identification all the way through to problem resolution
    • Design tables provide useful resource for detecting design flaws in the field
    • Emphasis on safety throughout ensures that readers are not only accurate in their fieldwork, but also protective of their well-being and the well-being of others around them
    For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

    • Lab Manual for Johnson/Standiford’s Practical Heating Technology, 2nd
      ISBN-10: 1418080403 | ISBN-13:9781418080402
      List Price = 128.95
      The lab manual contains a series of practical exercises that help guide the student through many types of equipment used in the field. Upon completion of the exercises the student will understand how to disassemble the common components for faster service.
      Instructor’s Guide for Johnson/Standiford’s Practical Heating Technology, 2nd
      ISBN-10: 1418080411 | ISBN-13:9781418080419
      List Price = 52.95
      eResource for Johnson/Standiford’s Practical Heating Technology, 2nd
      ISBN-10: 141808042X | ISBN-13:9781418080426
      List Price = 200.95
      This instructor CD contains an Exam View testank, Chapter PPT presentations, and Chapter Hints in Word for the instructor.

    • Now retired, Bill Johnson has taught heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration for more than two decades in various technical colleges and factory schools. A graduate of Southern Technical Institute, a branch of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, he has also served as Service Manager for a major manufacturer for six years. Mr. Johnson owned his own HVAC/R business for 10 years and has been a member of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and the American Society of Heating Refrigerating Air Conditioning Engineers. His authoring credits include three major textbooks on the market today as well as their ancillary materials. He also writes a monthly article -- BTU Buddy –- that is available online.

      Kevin Standiford has been in the technology fields of Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, HVACR, Process Piping and Robotics for more than 15 years. While attending college to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, he worked for McClelland Consulting Engineers as a Mechanical Designer, designing HVAC, complex processing piping, and cogeneration systems for commercial and industrial applications. Mr. Standiford also has experience working for one of the leading HVAC engineering firms in the state of Arkansas, Pettit and Pettit Consulting Engineers, as a Mechanical Design Engineer. His career then led him to teaching engineering, design, and technology courses for Garland County Community College. Maintaining his focus on education, Mr. Standiford has served as an author and consultant for a number of published textbooks and learning resources in the HVAC, CAD, and Plumbing fields. Today he is a full-time consultant working for both the publishing and engineering industries and a part-time instructor.