High Voltage Engineering Fundamentals


  • John Kuffel, Manager of High Voltage and High Current Laboratories, Ontario Hydro Technologies. Formerly of the University of Waterloo
  • Peter Kuffel, University of Manitoba, Canada

Power transfer for large systems depends on high system voltages. The basics of high voltage laboratory techniques and phenomena, together with the principles governing the design of high voltage insulation, are covered in this book for students, utility engineers, designers and operators of high voltage equipment.In this new edition the text has been entirely revised to reflect current practice. Major changes include coverage of the latest instrumentation, the use of electronegative gases such as sulfur hexafluoride, modern diagnostic techniques, and high voltage testing procedures with statistical approaches.
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Students studying high voltage engineering (postgraduate taught courses or third year undergraduate options); university libraries; power engineering or traditional electrical engineering degree students. Utility Engineers. Designers and operators of high voltage equipment.


Book information

  • Published: July 2000
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-3634-6


'This revision of a well respected book is an important contribution to the understanding of high-voltage engineering and every serious worker in this field should ensure that they have access to a copy.' Collin Cooper, Emeritus Proffessor of Electrical Engineering, UMIST. POWER ENGINEERING JOURNAL DECEMBER 2000

Table of Contents

Introduction; Generation of high voltages; Measurement of high voltages; Electrostatic fields and field stress control; Electrical breakdown in gases; Breakdown in solid and liquid bielectrics; Non-destructive insulation test techniques; Overvoltages, testing procedures and insulation coordination; Design and testing of external insulation; Index