Diesel Generator Handbook

Diesel Generator Handbook

1st Edition - September 1, 1992

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  • Author: L. L. J. Mahon
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750611473

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Diesel Generator Handbook meets the need for an authoritative reference work covering the range of mechanical and electrical topics embodied in the practical design and application of diesel generating plant. It will be particularly welcomed in many parts of the developing world where the diesel generator is basic to the electricity supply system. The discussion covers, in fifteen chapters, the prime mover, power ratings, synchronous generators, load assessment, control principles and systems, switchgear and controlgear, standby power, fuels and lubricating oilss, installation and commissioning, noise reduction, and plant operation and maintenance. The book thus caters for all who are concerned with the selection, specification, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of diesel-based generator systems: not only the practising plant or services engineers, but also non-specialist engineers and users. The young technician or trainee engineer who is embarking on a career in the supply industry will find this handbook an invaluable investment. L L J Mahon, FIEE, FBIM, after an engineering apprenticeship with BTH in Rugby, gained over 30 years' experience in the design, development, manufacture, installation and commissioning of both stationary and highly specialised mobile diesel generator plant for a range of applications.

Key Features

  • An informative reference work covering the range of mechanical and electrical topics within the practical design and application of diesel generating plants
  • Ideal for professionals concerned with diesel-based generator systems
  • An invaluable source of information for the your technician or trainee engineer starting a career in the supply industry

Table of Contents

  • Reciprocating internal combustion engines
    Power rating and performance
    A C Generators - general
    A.C. generators - performance characteristics
    Load considerations
    Engine governing
    Automatic voltage regulation
    Parallel operation of generating sets
    Switchgear and controlgear
    Prime mover and generator protection
    Emergency and standby AC power supplies
    Fuels and lubricating oils
    Installation and commissioning
    Plant noise reduction
    Operation and maintenance

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1992
  • Published: September 1, 1992
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750611473

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L. L. J. Mahon

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