In Partnership with NJATC
Building Automation System Integration with Open Protocols builds upon the foundation of control device knowledge covered in Building Automation: Control Devices and Applications.
Building Automation System Integration with Open Protocols builds upon the foundation of control device knowledge covered in Building Automation Control Devices and Applications. This textbook introduces concepts of automated electronic controls and network communication and then details the two primary protocols for wired networks: LonWorks® and BACnet®. Each protocol system is thoroughly described with information about installation, configuration, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
The capstone of this textbook is a series of examples that illustrate the design, installation, and configuration of each protocol in various scenarios. The final chapter discusses the future of building automation, including trends in the industry, networking, protocols, and control strategies.
A CD-ROM is included with this text. It contains the following features:
* Quick Quizzes®
* Illustrated Glossary
* Flash Cards
* Media Clips
* Link to ATPeResources.com
Hardcover: 408 pages
Publisher: Amer Technical Pub; 1st edition (January 1, 2009)
A building automation system is a network of "intelligent" control devices used in one or more building systems, such as HVAC, lighting, and security systems. Building automation systems operate cooperatively to share building information and control system devices automatically according to programmed logic. Building Automation: Control Devices and Applications focuses on these control devices and how they work together in common automation scenarios. This textbook covers the operation, signals, and functions of the senors, acutators, and other control equipment used in automated systems in commercial buidlings. The textbook is organized by building system, and each system is explained so that the function and application of each device is clear. The system-based foundation is then used to discuss the typical interactions between multiple systems in automated buildings.
Hardcover: 407 pages
Publisher: Amer Technical Pub; 1st Edition edition (January 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology provides foundational information about vehicles that use more than one propulsion technology to power a drive system. This new textbook is filled with technical illustrations and concise descriptions of the different configurations and vehicle platforms, the operation of various systems and the technologies involved, and the maintenance of hybrid electric vehicles. Required safety precautions used when working around high-voltage systems, especially in emergencies, are highlighted.
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Amer Technical Pub; 1st edition (August 20, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
Maintenance technicians need to have broad working knowledge and troubleshooting skills for the increasingly complex systems used in industrial plants. With an emphasis on maintenance technician versatility, Industrial Maintenance is a comprehensive source of fundamental maintenance information. The second edition builds on industry-proven content and offers expanded coverage in the areas of predictive maintenance, NFPA 70E ® electrical safety, indoor air quality, refrigerant handling regulations, and test instruments. Real-world maintenance problems and solutions are depicted throughout the textbook. Operation principles, maintenance management procedures, and fundamental troubleshooting skills for common systems are covered. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Hardcover: 423 pages
Publisher: Amer Technical Pub; 3 edition (January 2010)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 1.1 inches
# Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
Industrial Mechanics, 4th Edition, presents a comprehensive introduction to the concepts, principles, and equipment used in industrial mechanical systems as required by industrial mechanics, technicians, and maintenance personnel.
This new edition includes the latest information on workplace safety, tools and tool safety, fastening methods, printreading, precision measurement, rigging and lifting, lubrication, bearings, flexible belt and mechanical drives, vibration and alignment, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles and applications, and preventative maintenance programs.
By: Albert W. Kemp
544 pages, 565 illustrations, hardcoverProduct Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
Photovoltaic Systems is a comprehensive guide to the design and installation of several types of residential and commercial PV systems. Numerous illustrations explain the concepts behind how PV arrays and other components operate, and photographs of actual installations show how components are integrated together to form complete systems. This textbook addresses the PV topics included in the NABCEP Entry Level Program. This new edition also covers 2011 NEC® requirements.
By: James P. Dunlop, In Partnership with NJATC
502 pages, 395 illustrations, hardcover
By: L. V. Ripka
517 pages, 513 illustrations, hardcover
By: In Partnership with the International Union of Operating Engineers
390 pages, 284 illustrations, softcover
HVAC Control Systems covers all aspects of commercial HVAC control systems. Topics included are specifically designed for HVAC and building maintenance technicians. The textbook includes the latest information on BACnet ® and LON ® interoperability protocols. The textbook also provides an introduction to HVAC fundamentals, energy sources, and control system principles. Pneumatic, electromechanical, and electronic components used in control systems are covered. The textbook also covers the latest technology in energy efficiency, building automation systems, networking, direct digital control, building automation system retrofitting, maintenance management, and troubleshooting.
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Amer Technical Pub; 2nd edition (January 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
HVAC covers all aspects of residential and commercial HVAC systems. Topics included are specifically designed for HVAC and building maintenance technicians. The text includes an introduction to HVAC fundamentals, types of HVAC units, load calculations, residential and commercial controls, with maintenance, troubleshooting, and servicing procedures.
The main focus of the text is on HVAC unit operation, HVAC unit mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems, and the safety practices required to work on HVAC units and systems. The textbook also covers the latest technology in combustion of fuels, heat pumps, control systems, and system design.
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Amer Technical Pub; 3rd edition (May 2003)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 1.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
High Pressure Boilers provides a comprehensive overview of the latest information on safe and efficient operation of high pressure boilers and related equipment. The content and format of the book are designed for use in preparation for obtaining a boiler operator's license or upgrading skills. Coverage of the latest combustions control technology and EPA regulations along with their implications is included in this edition. All aspects of high pressure boilers are discussed and illustrated, and a comprehensive glossary and appendix provide helpful reference material.
Publisher: Amer Technical Pub; 4th edition (January 1, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.2 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
Low Pressure Boilers, the industry leader among boiler operation textbooks, has been enhanced with new coverage of personal protective equipment, burner control systems, steam principles, and emission analysis and control. An updated Cooling Systems chapter covers refrigeration principles and equipment, chilled water systems, and refrigerant recovery procedures. This full-color textbook is a must for operators of boiler systems used in hotels, apartment buildings, schools, and other large institutions. Boiler systems and related equipment are depicted in full-color illustrations complemented by concise text. This textbook is recommended by many licensing agencies for use as a study aid in preparing for licensing examinations. A sample licensing examination, with answers, is included to help learners prepare for an examination.
# Hardcover: 406 pages
Publisher: Amer Technical Pub; 3rd edition (January 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds