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    Question

    Hello all. I'm new here.

    I'm a facility manager, and I'd like to learn a little more about the basic principles of refrigeration.

    Do you know of any websites that contain a basic refrigeration crash course for free?

    Sincerely,
    Tom

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    Go here:

    http://www.refrigerationbasics.com/1024x768/rb1.htm

    Welcome to the board, from another facilities manager (me!), recently promoted to that position from building superintendent. I still get my hands dirty and almost daily cuss during my ongoing efforts to reverse years of hackery by others, but hey, never a dull moment!

    You can also learn a great deal about HVAC and refrigeration by just hanging out on this board. I've also found value in a subscription to (edit) The ACHR News (thanks, Norm), a weekly publication. Though mainly written for contractors, it has much useful information for service techs, installers, and facilites managers in that it is always covering advances in the HVAC/R industry.

    [Edited by shophound on 03-21-2005 at 08:07 PM]
    • Electricity makes refrigeration happen.
    • Refrigeration makes the HVAC psychrometric process happen.
    • HVAC pyschrometrics is what makes indoor human comfort happen...IF the ducts AND the building envelope cooperate.


    A building is NOT beautiful unless it is also comfortable.

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    Shophound is correct. Here is the link to the ACHR NEWS online magazine. But I highly recommend you subscribe to the paper edition.

    http://www.achrnews.com/


    If you want some excellent books to read we can post those as well. Not all HVAC books are all that great. Don't waste your money without asking for our recommendation. I pretty much have all of them. And, have read them all as well. I am willing to post a list of those I highly recommend if you wish. Am also willing to tell you which ones I would not recommend.


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    Hey guys, thanks for the links. I checked them out. I think I will subscribe to the magazine, and the link on refrigeration is EXACTLY what I was looking for. The animation is pretty cool.

    And yes, a list of good books would be helpful as well.

    Sincerely,
    Tom

    [Edited by inhisservicealways on 03-21-2005 at 10:42 PM]

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    Originally posted by NormChris


    Shophound is correct. Here is the link to the ACHR NEWS online magazine. But I highly recommend you subscribe to the paper edition.

    http://www.achrnews.com/


    If you want some excellent books to read we can post those as well. Not all HVAC books are all that great. Don't waste your money without asking for our recommendation. I pretty much have all of them. And, have read them all as well. I am willing to post a list of those I highly recommend if you wish. Am also willing to tell you which ones I would not recommend.

    Post the lists.

    I am way behind on my reading, and don't want to waste time reading poorly written, or inaccurate information.

    Thanks.
    -Burt

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    Here is the list;

    http://www.bacharach-training.com/norm/recommended.htm

    Of course, I also highly recommend the technician certification book at the top of this site.

    Norm

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