Practical Power Distribution for Industry

Practical Power Distribution for Industry

1st Edition - July 16, 2004

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  • Authors: Jan De Kock, Cobus Strauss
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080480091

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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


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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2004
  • Published: July 16, 2004
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080480091

About the Authors

Jan De Kock

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Potchefstroom, South Africa

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

SKM Engineers, Perth, Australia

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