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Automotive Air Conditioning and Climate Control Systems

  • ID: 1757341
  • July 2006
  • 432 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Automotive Air-conditioning and Climate Control Systems is a complete text and reference on the theoretical, practical and legislative aspects of vehicle climate control systems for automotive engineering students and service professionals. It provides the reader with a thorough up-to-date knowledge of current A/C systems, refrigerants and the new possible replacement systems like CO2, and includes unrivalled coverage of electronic and electrical control.

Filling the gap in the automotive engineering and servicing market for students and those training on the job, this book will help both newcomers and those with more experience of air-conditioning systems maintenance engineering to keep up with the latest developments and legislation.

- Detailed coverage of European and US vehicle HVAC systems
- Thorough explanation of current and future systems including CO2
- Meets relevant C&G, IMI, and HND vocational and professional qualifications
- IMI recommended reading material
- Includes practical cases studies and examples from design and manufacturing companies including Ford, Vauxhall, Toyota, VW, Visteon, Sanden and others, accompanied by over 300 detailed illustrations and photographs

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Air-conditioning Fundamentals: History of Automotive Air-conditioning Systems
Introduction to Heating and Ventilation
The Basic Theory of Cooling
Vapour compression refrigeration
Alternative cycles
The air-conditioning system
The expansion valve system
The fixed orifice valve system
Dual air-conditioning
Air-conditioning components: The compressor
The condenser
The receiver-drier/accumulator
The expansion valve/fixed orifice valve
The evaporator
Anti-frosting devices
Basic control switches
Air-conditioning electrical and electronic control: Electrical principles
Sensors and actuators
Testing sensors and actuators
Oscilloscope waveform sampling
Multiplex wiring systems
How to Read Wiring Diagrams
Automotive A/C manual control system (case study 1)
Automotive A/C auto temp control system (case study 2)
Automotive climate control system (case study 3)
Diagnostics and troubleshooting: Initial vehicle inspection
Temperature measurements
Pressure gauge readings and cycle testing
A/C system leak testing
Sight glass
Service and repair: Servicing precautions
Refrigerant recovery, recycle and charging
System oil
System flushing
Odour removal
Replacement and adjustment of compressor components
Fixed orifice valve remove and replace
The environment: Global warming
The ozone layer
Legislation: Historical perspective
US perspective

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Daly, Steven

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