Practical Power Distribution for Industry


  • Jan De Kock, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Potchefstroom, South Africa
  • Cobus Strauss, CPEng BSc (ElecEng), Bcomm, SKM Engineers, Perth, Australia

The book provides technical know-how not covered by most universities and colleges in a subject that is central to the roles of many electrical engineers in industry, focusing on switchgear, power cables, power factor correction, and network studies.
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Publicity campaignsIDC series campaigns (main focus = instrumentation & control, industrial communications)Electrical InstallationElectrical Engineering / Power Engineering: Industrial ApplicationsPower Engineering: Electrical Transmission and DistributionSpecial sales / accountsCatalogue accounts (RS Components, Farnell, etc)ISA (Instrumentation Society of America)Named contacts in large companies provided by IDC Technologies


Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6396-0


"The book provides concise technical details, accompanied by well-written text...readers will gain practical technical know-how for becoming knowledgeable in some of the critical factors important in selecting switchgear, power cables, power transformers, power factor correction, and calculating short-circuit currents...this book does gives the reader an excellent overview of the more practical aspects of some medium voltage power distribution components in an electrical system." - IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

Table of Contents

Introduction & Definitions, Fundamentals of Power Distribution, Short-circuit current calculations, Medium Voltage Switchgear, Power Cables, Transformers, Compensation and Power Factor Correction, Grounding, Overview of Computer Simulation Software, Latest Developments in Technology