Newnes Electrical Pocket Book

Newnes Electrical Pocket Book

21st Edition - March 18, 1992

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  • Editor: E A Reeves
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140681

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Newnes Electrical Pocket Book, Twenty-first Edition, provides engineers with convenient access to various facts, tables, and formulae relating to the particular branch of engineering being dealt with. In the case of electrical engineering, it is essential that the engineer have a clear understanding of the methods by which the various formulae are derived to ensure that any particular formulae is applicable to the conditions being considered. The first section of the Pocket Book is devoted to the theoretical groundwork upon which all the practical applications are based. This covers symbols, fundamentals, electrostatics, and magnetism. Significant space in the various sections is also devoted to clear descriptions of the circuits and principles used in the different types of electrical apparatus. The inclusion of technical descriptions, along with the essential data embodied in the tables, offer the ideal combination for those engineers engaged on the utilization side of the industry, where many different types of equipment and electrical appliances—ranging from semiconductor rectifiers to electrode steam boilers—may have to be specified, installed, and maintained in efficient operation.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1 Fundamentals and Theory




    The Magnetic Circuit

    A.C. Theory

    2 Properties of Materials

    Magnetic Materials

    Copper and Its Alloys

    Aluminum and Its Alloys

    Insulating Materials


    3 Plastics and Rubber in Electrical Engineering

    Properties of Molding Materials

    Thermosetting Materials

    Thermoplastics Materials

    Rubber in Electrical Engineering

    4 Valves and Semiconductors

    Valves and Similar Devices

    Photoelectric Devices

    Semiconductors (Transistors, Diodes, Thyristors)


    5 Rectifiers and Converters

    Metal Rectifiers

    Converting Machines

    6 Computers and Programmable Controllers

    7 Power Supply

    Power Generation

    Small Generating Plants

    High Integrity Power Supplies

    Solar Energy

    8 Transmission and Distribution

    British Regulations for Overhead Lines

    Efficiency of Transmission and Distribution Systems

    9 Cables

    Underground Cables

    Underground Cable Constants

    Wiring Cables

    10 Transformers and Tap-Changers


    Automatic Tap-Changers

    Automatic Voltage Regulators

    11 Tariffs and Power Factor


    Power Factor Correction

    12 Wiring Regulations

    IEE Regulations for Electrical Installations

    Part 2 Definitions

    Part 3 (Assessment of General Characteristics)

    Part 4 (Protection for Safety)

    Part 5 (Selection and Erection of Equipment)

    Part 6 (Special Installations or Locations)

    Maximum Demand and Diversity

    Standard Circuit Arrangements

    Classification of External Influences

    Limitation of Earth Fault Loop Impedance

    Cable Current-Carrying Capacities

    Methods of Cable Support

    Standard Methods of Testing

    13 Lighting

    Electric Lamps

    Fluorescent Tubes and Starters

    Ultra-Violet Lamps

    Interior Lighting Techniques

    Floodlighting Techniques

    Emergency and Standby Lighting

    14 Motors and Control Gear

    D.C. Motors

    A.C. Motors

    Induction Motors

    Synchronous Motors

    Single-Phase Motors

    Speed Variation of A.C. Motors

    Motor Dimensions

    Motor Control Gear

    15 Switchgear and Protection


    Overload and Fault Protection

    Relays and Protective Gear

    16 Heating and Refrigeration

    Water Heating

    Space Heating

    Thermostatic Temperature Control

    Electric Cookers

    High-Frequency Heating

    Electric Steam Boilers

    Electric Hot Water Boilers

    Lamp Ovens for Industry

    Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

    Air Conditioning and Ventilation

    17 Building Automation Systems

    18 Instruments and Meters

    Ammeters and Voltmeters


    Valve Voltmeters

    Shunts and Series Resistances

    Energy Meters

    Testing of Meters

    19 Electric Welding

    Flux-Shielded Arc Welding

    Gas-Shielded Arc Welding

    Unshielded and Short-Time Processes

    Resistance Welding

    Radiation Welding

    20 Battery Electric Vehicles

    21 Battery Systems

    Battery Charging


Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1992
  • Published: March 18, 1992
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140681

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