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    Water Chiller Book

    Hello.

    I need a book that explains chillers. Does anyone know of any?

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    I have never seen one book on "everything about chillers".

    So to start off --> How deep you want to go?

    All of the air-conditioning & refrigeration apprentice books have a very light weight chapter (which will get you started):
    "Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology" by Whitman, Johnson, Tomczyk.
    "Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning" by Althouse, Turnquist, Bracciano

    "Principles of Refrigeration" by Dossat has a good chapter on the refrigeration cycle. Which I think is useful.

    All of the manufacturers (YORK, Trane, Carrier) have Operations, Installation, and Overhaul Handbooks. They sometimes come with the equipment. The local tech rep has them. These are very nice.

    YORK and Carrier have courses on Operations and Overhauling. Entech (Garland, Texas) also has overhaul courses.

    Centrifugal Compressors are basically big industrial fans. Do a web search for Trane's "Air Conditoning Fans, Air Conditioning Clinic". Or Trane's "Fans and their Application in Air Conditioning. Applications Engineering Seminar". They talk about Fan Laws, and Surging.

    Techno design nerds use books like "Centrifugal Compressor Design and Performance" by David Japikse. And "Compressor Surge and Stall" by Ron Pampreen. These are for men who design compressors and turbochargers for a living.

    Hudson Technology www.hudsontech.com and redicontrols.com talk about removing excess oil from refrigerant.

    Machine Design information (gears, labyrinth seals, mechanical seals, o-rings, ball bearings, sleeve bearings, thrust bearings)--> you can start with college books for mechanical engineering. Beyond that you have to go to John Crane for mechanical seals, Parker for O-Ring Design Handbook (on the net), and others.

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    he needs a book on 'residential chillers'.
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    are you looking for:

    fundamentals

    application

    or

    design


    an internet search engine would yield you some prospects
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    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    are you looking for:

    fundamentals

    application

    or

    design


    an internet search engine would yield you some prospects
    Especially design.

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    think of it as a big water cooler.

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    It would be a small book

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    i think that book on mcquays site is ideal if its application, refrigeration , then probably those old carrier trane hardbacks stan
    Keep it simple to keep it cool!

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    If you have lots of time to read this one is pretty extensive.
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    Thank you for the PDF.

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    and when you finish with that one, here
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    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    i honestly thought i had every single hvac book and pdf!

    that is a good one!

    thanx











    Quote Originally Posted by york56 View Post
    If you have lots of time to read this one is pretty extensive.

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