Graham Stoakes - Author

Books by Graham Stoakes

Automotive Oscilloscopes

Automotive Oscilloscopes

Author: Graham Stoakes Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2017

Automotive Oscilloscopes by Graham Stoakes

Principles of Light Vehicle Air Conditioning

Principles of Light Vehicle Air Conditioning

Author: Graham Stoakes Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/07/2015

As the number of vehicles on the world's roads rises, the demand for increased levels of comfort and convenience also grows. While air conditioning and climate control may be seen as a luxury by some, the key benefits often outweigh the initial costs and resources required to implement these systems on newly produced vehicles; in fact most new cars come with some form of air conditioning as standard. An environment which helps keep the driver and passengers comfortable and alert, maintaining the correct levels of ventilation and humidity, can increase concentration and the ability to devote more of their attention to the occupation of driving. The downside of these systems is the environmental impact of the chemicals used to provide the refrigeration process. Globally, anthropogenic, or 'man-made' emissions are believed to be the key factor in climate change and refrigerants have a larger influence than many others. Small amounts of fluorinated gasses released to atmosphere may be causing irreparable damage to our planet, initiating ozone depletion and global warming. Although many organisations are currently seeking alternatives to these harmful cocktails, at the present time we are restricted by the availability, cost and technology required to make viable replacements. This means that for the time being, technicians and air conditioning professionals need to ensure that refrigerants are handled with due diligence and systems are maintained to the highest standards in order to contain and reduce emissions. Remember these chemicals only become dangerous when released to atmosphere. This book will help provide a knowledge and understanding of air conditioning and climate control, giving you the opportunity to work on these systems using prescribed methods and techniques proven to reduce the accidental release of refrigerants to atmosphere. The chapters will introduce you to health and safety, refrigeration principles and the handling and diagnosis of air conditioning systems. It also lays out key terms, points of interest, safety and diagnostic tips in order to support the information provided within the text.

Automotive Master Technician

Automotive Master Technician

Author: Graham Stoakes Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2015

Automotive Master Technician by Graham Stoakes

Hybrid Electric & Alternative Automotive Propulsion

Hybrid Electric & Alternative Automotive Propulsion

Author: Graham Stoakes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2014

Hybrid Electric & Alternative Automotive Propulsion by Graham Stoakes

Level 2 Diploma Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Candidate Handbook

Level 2 Diploma Motorcycle Maintenance & Repair Candidate Handbook

Author: Graham Stoakes Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2012

Designed around the Level 2 specification, this easy-to-use and relevant handbook is a vital success tool for Level 2 Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Learners. Covers Level 1 specification topics, so Level 1 learners can develop their knowledge using the handbook and bridge the gap between Level 2 and further study. Real-work focus fuels candidates' aspirations, helping them to put their learning into the context of real maintenance and repair scenarios. Straightforward and appropriate language is tailored specifically to the motorcycle industry and, with an attractive layout, keeps learners focused, engaged and provides them with an easy-to-reference working manual. Detailed assessment practice gives your learners the preparation they need to tackle assessments with confidence and achieve the best results they can.

Level 3 Diploma Principles of Light Vehicle Technology Candidate handbook

Level 3 Diploma Principles of Light Vehicle Technology Candidate handbook

Author: Graham Stoakes Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2012

Designed specifically for your Level 3 learners to provide an accessible, relevant and professional handbook that helps candidates progress in their career. Helps learners focus on diagnostics and rectifying faults as a progression from Level 2. Covers the latest technology within the industry which not only provides the knowledge and skills to pass the qualification, but is highly relevant to the workplace. Problem-solving features help put theory into practice and better prepare candidates for the world of work. Highlights employability skills in a range of focused case-studies.

Level 1 Principles of Light Vehicle Operations Candidate Handbook

Level 1 Principles of Light Vehicle Operations Candidate Handbook

Author: Graham Stoakes Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2011

Written in line with the revised specifications, applicable for Scottish Vocational Qualifications, and specially engineered around your candidates' needs and abilities. Highly illustrated chapters and clear, straightforward language means that candidates are kept engaged and can access the information they need quickly. Real-work focus in the handbooks fuels candidates' aspirations, helping them to put their learning into the context of real working scenarios. Concentrates on the key content at this level to help learners progress within the industry. Assessment guidance features throughout offer advice on how to prepare for assessment, and how candidates can achieve their best. Progress checks at the end of each learning outcome and end of unit help learners consolidate their knowledge.

Level 2 Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Candidate Handbook

Level 2 Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Candidate Handbook

Author: Graham Stoakes Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Written in line with the revised specifications, applicable for the Scottish Vocational Curriculum, and specially engineered around the requirements of level 2 for practical application of knowledge. Highly illustrated units and clear, straightforward language means that candidates are able to visualize and understand key practice within the automotive industry. Real-work focus in the handbooks fuels candidates' aspirations, helping them to put their learning into the context of real working scenarios. Assessment guidance features throughout offer advice on how to prepare for assessment, and how candidates can achieve their best. Progress checks at the end of each learning outcome and end of unit help learners consolidate their knowledge.