Aug. 21, 2009: New Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System Evaluation Guide Is Available

August 21, 2009

A new e-book, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System Evaluation Guide, by Mike Taitano, is now available at The previously published System Evaluation Manual and Chiller Evaluation Manual were revised and combined to create the new book. Taitano is a technician with 20 years of experience troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. He also operates

The e-book discusses standard air conditioning and refrigeration systems and also reciprocating chilled water systems with TXV. The standard a/c and refrigeration systems chapter covers such topics as introduction to the cycle diagram, superheat, and subcooling; normally running a/c and refrigeration system characteristics; cap tube or orifice systems; TXV systems; tips about evaporator characteristics; tips about condenser characteristics; and compressor tips. The reciprocating chilled water systems chapter includes an introduction to chiller system operating characteristics; evaporator (cooler) readings; suction line and chilled water readings; condenser readings; what the condenser readings may be indicating; pumps, water flow, discharge superheat, and unit capacity; chiller water air handler and cooling tower tips; and chiller water air handler capacity checks.

To access the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration System Evaluation Guide e-book, go to

Publication date: 08/17/2009