Description

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.

Key Features

* Learn how to install and maintain electrical power equipment in industrial settings * Select and specify the right power system at the right price * Provides the practical essentials for reliable operation of industrial electrical networks - covering switchgear, cabling and power correction factors

Readership

Publicity campaigns IDC series campaigns (main focus = instrumentation & control, industrial communications) Electrical Installation Electrical Engineering / Power Engineering: Industrial Applications Power Engineering: Electrical Transmission and Distribution Special sales / accounts Catalogue accounts (RS Components, Farnell, etc) ISA (Instrumentation Society of America) Named contacts in large companies provided by IDC Technologies

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

Details

No. of pages:
192
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
Electronic ISBN:
9780080480091
Print ISBN:
9780750663960

About the authors

Cobus Strauss

Cobus Strauss has worked as a professional project engineer for the past fifteen years mainly in the mining and petrochemical industries. He currently consults to a wide variety of clients in the mining industry and has a particular interest in substation automation as a result of his work in automating the electrical networks of a number of large companies. He has lectured for IDC Technologies in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

Reviews

"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