For ease of use, this edition has been divided into the following subject sections: general principles; materials and processes; control, power electronics and drives; environment; power generation; transmission and distribution; power systems; sectors of electricity use.
New chapters and major revisions include: industrial instrumentation; digital control systems; programmable controllers; electronic power conversion; environmental control; hazardous area technology; electromagnetic compatibility; alternative energy sources; alternating current generators; electromagnetic transients; power system planning; reactive power plant and FACTS controllers; electricity economics and trading; power quality.
An essential source of techniques, data and principles for all practising electrical engineers Written by an international team of experts from engineering companies and universities *Includes a major new section on control systems, PLCs and microprocessors
Professional engineers, engineering managers, academics, students
General Principles: Units, Mathematics and Physical Quantities. Electrotechnology. Network Analysis.
Materials & Processes: Fundamental Properties of Materials. Conductors and Superconductors. Semiconductors, Thick and Thin-Film Microcircuits. Insulation. Magnetic Materials. Electroheat and Materials Processing. Welding and Soldering.
Control: Electrical Measurement. Industrial Instrumentation. Control Systems. Digital Control Systems. Microprocessors. Programmable Controllers.
Power Electronics and Drives: Power Semiconductor Devices. Electronic Power Conversion. Electrical Machine Drives. Motors and Actuators.
Environment: Lighting. Environmental Control. Electromagnetic Compatibility. Health and Safety. Hazardous Area Technology.
Power Generation: Prime Movers. Alternative Energy Sources. Alternating Current Generators. Batteries.
Transmission and Distribution: Overhead Lines. Cables. HVDC. Power Transformers. Switchgear. Protection. Electromagnetic Transients. Optical Fibres in Power Systems. Installation.
Power Systems: Power System Planning. Power System Operation and Control. Reactive Power Plant and FACTS Controllers. Electricity Economics and Trading. Power Quality.
Sectors of Electricity in Use: Road Transport. Railways. Ships. Aircraft. Mining Applications. Standards and Certification.
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