Practical Power System Protection


  • Leslie Hewitson, PSP Training, South Africa
  • Mark Brown, BAppSc(Phty), MHSc(Sport Phty), MBA, FASMF, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Fellow, Australian Sports Medicine Federation (FASMF), Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy Bond University Senior Staff Engineer, IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.
  • Ramesh Balakrishnan, Ramesh and Associates, Perth, Australia

Plant operators, electricians, field technicians and engineers will gain a practical understanding of the role and workings of power system protection systems from this work. An understanding of power systems and their optimized management will increase plant efficiency and performance as well as increasing safety levels. This book provides both the underpinning knowledge and basic calculations needed to understand, specify, use and maintain power protection systems, and the practical techniques required on a daily basis.After studying this book you will have an excellent knowledge of the principles of protection. You will also have a better understanding of the possible problems likely to arise in day-to-day work with power protection systems. Key areas of knowledge and expertise developed will include:* Fundamentals of electrical power protection and applications* Different fault types* Perform simple fault and design calculations* Practical knowledge of protection system components* Apply relay settings* Improve the safety of your site with the knowledge gained
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Professional engineers, Specialist students, Electrical Engineers, Project Engineers, Design Engineers, Instrumentation and Design Engineers, Electrical Technicians, Field Technicians, Electricians, Plant Operators


Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6397-7


“... provides engineers, field technicians, electricians, and plant operators a better understanding of power system protection systems, and as such could be used for company onsite training as well as individual learning ... it is an outstanding resource for obtaining a quick overview of the basic fundamentals of protection systems commonly used in mainly low and medium voltage power systems.” — IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, 2006

Table of Contents

Need for Protection, Fault Types and Effects, Simple Calculation of Short Circuit Currents, System Grounding, Fuses, Relays, Instrument Transformers, Circuit Breakers, Tripping Batteries, Co-ordination by Time Grading, Low Voltage Networks, Mine Underground Distribution Protection, Principles of Unit Protection, Feeder Protection Cable Feeders and Overhead Lines, Transformer Protection, Switchgear (Busbar) Protection, Motor Protection Relays, Generator Protection, Advantages of Unit Protection, Management of Protection