The Lyapunov Matrix Equation in System Stability and Control covers mathematical developments and applications while providing quick and easy references for solutions to engineering and mathematical problems. Examples of real-world systems are given throughout the text in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the presented methods and algorithms.
The book will appeal to practicing engineers, theoreticians, applied mathematicians, and graduate students who seek a comprehensive view of the main results of the Lyapunov matrix equation.
Presents techniques for solving and analyzing the algebraic, differential, and difference Lyapunov matrix equations of continuous-time and discrete-time systems
Offers summaries and references at the end of each chapter
Contains examples of the use of the equation to solve real-world problems
Provides quick and easy references for the solutions to engineering and mathematical problems using the Lyapunov equation
* Acquire essential practical knowledge of motors and drives, with a minimum of math and theory
* Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives
* New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout
Key Features: * Impacts of new regulation * Simple and clear explanations of generation, transmission and governance * How cleaner fuels and new technology are transforming the industry * The newest environmental standards
In the ever-evolving field of protective relay technology, an engineer’s personal preference and professional judgment are as important to power system protection as the physical relays used to detect and isolate abnormal conditions.
Invaluable Insights from an Experienced Expert
Protective Relay Principles focuses on probable power system failure modes and the important characteristics of the protective relays used to detect these postulated failures. The book presents useful new concepts in a way that is easier to understand because they are equally relevant to older, electromechanical and solid-state relays, and newer, more versatile microprocessor-based relays. It introduces the applications, considerations, and setting philosophies used in transmission-line, distribution-line, and substation applications, covering concepts associated with general system operations and fault detection. Topics include relay load limits, cold load pickup, voltage recovery, and arc flash. The author also delves into the philosophies that engineers employ in both urban and rural areas, with a detailed consideration of setpoint function.
Analysis of Key Concepts That Are Usually Just Glossed Over
This versatile text is ideal for new engineers to use as a tutorial before they open the instruction manuals that accompany multi-function microprocessor-based relays. Guiding readers through the transient loading conditions that can result in relay misoperation, the author elaborates on concepts that are not generally discussed, but can be very helpful in specific applications. Readers will come away with an excellent grasp of important design considerations for working with overcurrent, over- and undervoltage, impedance, distance, and differential type relay functions, either individually or in combination. Also useful for students as a textbook, this book includes practical examples for many applications, and offers guidance for more unusual ones.
The first half of the book focuses on water chillers and the second half addresses cooling towers. In both sections, the author includes the following material:
Fundamentals—basic information about systems and equipment, including how they and their various components work Design and Application—equipment sizing, selection, and application; details of piping, control, and water treatment; and special considerations such as noise control, electrical service, fire protection, and energy efficiency Operations and Maintenance—commissioning and programmed maintenance of components and systems, with guidelines and recommended specifications for procurement
This up-to-date book provides HVAC designers, building owners, operating and maintenance staff, architects, and mechanical contractors with definitive and practical guidance on the application, design, purchase, operation, and maintenance of water chillers and cooling towers. It offers helpful information for you to use on a daily basis, including checklists and troubleshooting guidelines.
*Marty Brown, author and power supply design consultant, has personally selected all content for its relevance and usefulness
*Covers best design practices for switching power supplies and power converters
*Emphasis is on pragmatic solutions to commonly encountered design problems and tasks
Topics covered in the handbook include:Processes to enhance productionWell modification to maximize oil and gas recoveryCompletion and evaluation of wells, well testing, and well surveys
Reservoir Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition provides solid information and insight for engineers and students alike on maximizing production from a field in order to obtain the best possible economic return. With this handbook, professionals will find a valuable reference for understanding the key relationships among the different operating variables. Examples contained in this reference demonstrate the performance of processes under forceful conditions through a wide variety of applications.
• Fundamental for the advancement of reservoir engineering concepts
• Step-by-step field performance calculations
• Easy to understand analysis of oil recovery mechanisms
• Step-by-step analysis of oil recovery mechanisms
• New chapter on fractured reservoirs
Thoroughly revised throughout, Linden's Handbook of Batteries, Fourth Editions provides authoritative coverage of the characteristics, properties, and performance of every major battery type. New information on emerging battery systems and their applications is included in this definitive volume. International experts offer unparalleled technical guidance on using leading-edge technologies, materials, and methods in new designs and products, and selecting the most suitable battery for a particular application. All of the in-depth data you need is contained in this comprehensive resource. The book will be useful to graduate students, battery researchers, applications engineers, and all others interested in the state-of-the-art in battery technology.
Linden's Handbook of Batteries, Fourth Edition covers:PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION PRIMARY AND SECONDARY BATTERIES SPECIALIZED BATTERY SYSTEMS FUEL CELLS AND ELECTROCHEMICAL CAPACITORS
Includes new chapters on:Battery modeling Battery electrolytes Lithium-ion batteries Battery selection for consumer electronics Batteries for electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles Batteries for electrical energy storage systems Batteries for biomedical applications Button cell batteries Batteries for military and space applications, including reserve water-activated and reserve military batteries Electrochemical capacitors
Electrical Insulation for Rotating Machines: Design,Evaluation, Aging, Testing, and Repair, Second Edition coversall aspects in the design, deterioration, testing, and repair ofthe electrical insulation used in motors and generators of allratings greater than fractional horsepower size. It discusses bothrotor and stator windings; gives a historical overview of machineinsulation design; and describes the materials and manufacturingmethods of the rotor and stator winding insulation systems incurrent use (while covering systems made over fifty years ago). Itcovers how to select the insulation systems for use in newmachines, and explains over thirty different rotor and statorwinding failure processes, including the methods to repair, orleast slow down, each process. Finally, it reviews the theoreticalbasis, practical application, and interpretation of forty differenttests and monitors that are used to assess winding insulationcondition, thereby helping machine users avoid unnecessary machinefailures and reduce maintenance costs.
Electrical Insulation for Rotating Machines:Documents the large array of machine electrical failuremechanisms, repair methods, and test techniques that are currentlyavailableEducates owners of machines as well as repair shops on thedifferent failure processes and shows them how to fix or otherwiseameliorate themOffers chapters on testing, monitoring, and maintenancestrategies that assist in educating machine users and repair shopson the tests needed for specific situations and how to minimizemotor and generator maintenance costsCaptures the state of both the present and past“art” in rotating machine insulation system design andmanufacture, which helps designers learn from the knowledgeacquired by previous generations
An ideal read for researchers, developers, and manufacturers ofelectrical insulating materials for machines, ElectricalInsulation for Rotating Machines will also benefit designers ofmotors and generators who must select and apply electricalinsulation in machines.
Written by prominent experts in the field, this book takes anin-depth look at the issues of electrical insulators for icing andpolluted environments. It shows:
Engineers and environmental specialists how to carry outappropriate insulator contamination measurements, understand howthese readings change with time and weather, and work out how thereadings compare with the upper limits set by insulator dimensionsin their existing stations
Design engineers how to assess the likely maximumpollution and icing limits at a substation or along an overheadline, and then select insulators that have appropriate withstandmargins
Regulators why modest ice accretion at a moderate0oC temperature on one occasion can qualify as a majorreliability event day, while many similar days pass each winterwithout power system problems
Educators why the ice surface flashover is well behavedcompared to the conventional pollution flashover, making it muchmore suitable for demonstrations, modeling, and analysis
The book is complemented with case studies and design equationsto help readers identify the most appropriate insulators, bushings,and maintenance plans for their local conditions. Additionally,readers may download supplemental materials supporting evaluationof local climate and contamination.
Insulators for Icing and Polluted Environments isindispensable reading for any professional who needs reliableelectrical supply from networks exposed to sources of wetting andpollution. It also serves as an excellent introduction to thesubjects of high-voltage surface flashover, environmentalelectrochemistry, and insulation coordination for researchers,professors, and students.
Proven as a useful in-depth resource and comprehensive reference for modern automotive systems engineers, students, and researchers, this book speaks from the perspective of the overall drive train system and not just its individual components.
New to the second edition:
A case study appendix that breaks down the Toyota Prius hybrid system Corrections and updates of the material in the first edition Three new chapters on drive train design methodology and control principles A completely rewritten chapter on Fundamentals of Regenerative Braking
Employing sufficient mathematical rigor, the authors comprehensively cover vehicle performance characteristics, EV and HEV configurations, control strategies, modeling, and simulations for modern vehicles.
They also cover topics including:
Drive train architecture analysis and design methodologies Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)-based drive trains Electric propulsion systems Energy storage systems Regenerative braking Fuel cell applications in vehicles Hybrid-electric drive train design
The first edition of this book gave practicing engineers and students a systematic reference to fully understand the essentials of this new technology. This edition introduces newer topics and offers deeper treatments than those included in the first. Revised many times over many years, it will greatly aid engineers, students, researchers, and other professionals who are working in automotive-related industries, as well as those in government and academia.
Provides Basic Transferable Skills for Managing Electrical Power on Ships or on Land
This groundbreaking book is the first volume of its kind to illustrate optimization of all aspects of shipboard electrical power systems. Applying author Mukund Patel’s rare combination of industrial and educational work experiences and insight, it offers solutions to meet the increasing demand for large, fast, efficient, and reconfigurable ships to compete in international markets.
For 30 years, Professor Patel was an engineer for companies including General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Westinghouse Electric, and in the past 15 years he has been an engineering professor at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. That varied experience helped him zero in on the specialized multidimensional knowledge an engineer requires—and that is what sets his book apart.
Compiles Critical, Hard-to-Find Information on Power System Design, Analysis, and Operation
The global shortage of power engineers is not deterring countries from heavily investing in construction of new power plants and grids. Consequent growth in university electrical power programs is satisfying the demand for engineers, but novice graduates require accelerated understanding and practical experience before entering the thriving maritime segment.
Ideal for readers with limited electrical experience, wide-ranging coverage includes power system basics, power generation, electrical machines, power distribution, batteries, and marine industry standards. This book is an invaluable tool for engineers working on ships, as well as in ports, industrial power plants, refineries, and other similar environments.
- Describes boiler theory
- Elaborates on the parts and sub-assemblies of the boiler and its essential auxiliaries
- Explains firing systems, including FBC and HRSG
Insights from a Professional with Decades of Experience
Take advantage of the author’s rare techno-commercial perspective and decades of hands-on international experience with industrial and utility boiler systems. Boilers for Power and Process builds on fundamentals – heat transfer, fluid flow, combustion, and fuels – using hundreds of illustrations and tables, a glossary of key terms, and appendices outlining essential calculations required for common processes.
Ruthless Optimization Leads to Evolution
Examining the latest breakthroughs in boiler technology, this reference details the evolution and what the author calls “ruthless” optimization of firing systems and boilers in the last 150 years. It explains why only the most fuel-flexible, dynamically responsive, best-constructed boilers are used today. This company-neutral text discusses competing designs and why different systems are particularly useful and cost-effective for certain business sectors and global regions.
Succinct and easy to navigate, this text illustrates the practical business value and applications of different boilers, distilling the essential information, creating a must-have reference for an intimate understanding of boiler technology.
Nearly all the chapters were written by professionals in the respective fields. That makes this book an especially valuable and reliable source of information. The second edition is extended by several new chapters such as tidal power stations, the Desertec project, thermography of buildings and more. Furthermore, the critical debate about current first generation bio-fuels is carefully reflected, and the book presents promising solutions that do not trade in food for fuel.
The editors are experienced journalists and illustrate the text with simple diagrams and information boxes, printed in full-color throughout.
A valuable resource for applied physicists, engineers in power technology, engineers, and anyone interested in natural sciences.
Power System SCADA and Smart Gridsbrings together in one concise volume the fundamentals and possible application functions of power system supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). The text begins by providing an overview of SCADA systems, evolution, and use in power systems and the data acquisition process. It then describes the components of SCADA systems, from the legacy remote terminal units (RTUs) to the latest intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), data concentrators, and master stations, as well as: Examines the building and practical implementation of different SCADA systems Offers a comprehensive discussion of the data communication, protocols, and media usage Covers substation automation (SA), which forms the basis for transmission, distribution, and customer automation Addresses distribution automation and distribution management systems (DA/DMS) and energy management systems (EMS) for transmission control centers Discusses smart distribution, smart transmission, and smart grid solutions such as smart homes with home energy management systems (HEMs), plugged hybrid electric vehicles, and more
Power System SCADA and Smart Grids is designed to assist electrical engineering students, researchers, and practitioners alike in acquiring a solid understanding of SCADA systems and application functions in generation, transmission, and distribution systems, which are evolving day by day, to help them adapt to new challenges effortlessly. The book reveals the inner secrets of SCADA systems, unveils the potential of the smart grid, and inspires more minds to get involved in the development process.
This must-have second edition includes up-to-date data,diagrams, illustrations and thorough new material on:the fundamentals of wind turbine aerodynamics;wind turbine testing and modelling;wind turbine design standards;offshore wind energy;special purpose applications, such as energy storage and fuelproduction.
Fifty additional homework problems and a new appendix on dataprocessing make this comprehensive edition perfect for engineeringstudents.
This book offers a complete examination of one of the mostpromising sources of renewable energy and is a great introductionto this cross-disciplinary field for practising engineers.
“provides a wealth of information and is an excellentreference book for people interested in the subject of windenergy.” (IEEE Power & Energy Magazine,November/December 2003)
“deserves a place in the library of every university andcollege where renewable energy is taught.” (TheInternational Journal of Electrical Engineering Education,Vol.41, No.2 April 2004)
“a very comprehensive and well-organized treatment of thecurrent status of wind power.” (Choice, Vol. 40, No.4, December 2002)
Taking an application-oriented approach, the authors illustrate how material characteristics, tribological behavior, and loading impact the degradation of contacts, formation of intermetallics, and overall reliability and performance. Coverage is divided broadly into three sections, with the first focused on mechanics, tribology, materials, current and heat transfer, and basic reliability issues of electrical contacts. The next section explores applications, such as power connections, electronic connections, and sliding contacts, while the final section presents the diagnostic and monitoring techniques used to investigate and measure phenomena occurring at electrical contact interfaces. Numerous references to current literature reflect the fact that this book is the most comprehensive survey in the field.
Explore an impressive collection of data, theory, and practical applications in Electrical Contacts: Fundamentals, Applications, and Technology, a critical tool for anyone investigating or designing electrical equipment with improved performance and reliability in mind.
Reader-friendly in style and format, the book explains the fundamental physics, terminology, theory, engineering aspects, and design techniques for each area in gradually increasing detail and complexity. Starting with interior ballistics, the authors examine the analytical and computational tools used to predict a weapon’s behavior in terms of pressure, stress and velocity, demonstrating their applications in ammunition and weapons design. The book continues with coverage of exterior ballistics, exploring the physics behind trajectories, including linear and nonlinear aeroballistics. The final section focuses on the effects of projectile impact, including details on shock physics, shaped charges, penetration, fragmentation, and wound ballistics.
Enhanced with insights drawn from the authors’ extensive experience in government laboratories, industry, and academia, Ballistics provides an ideal vehicle for encouraging superior design and innovative applications in the field.
With their timely new book, authors Andrew Inkpen and Michael H. Moffett have written a nontechnical book to help readers with technical backgrounds better understand the business of oil and gas. They describe and analyze the global oil and gas industry, focusing on its strategic, financial, and business aspects and addressing a wide range of topics organized around the oil and gas industry value chain, starting with exploration and ending with products sold to consumers.
The Global Oil & Gas Industry is a single source for anyone interested in how the business of the worldís largest industry actually works: business executives, students, government officials and regulators, professionals working in the industry, and the general public.
In contrast to existing books that discuss very simple and often unrealistic guidance system models, this book presents missile guidance models that describe more precisely the dynamics of the missile flight control system, making analytical results more effective in practice. The analysis of missile guidance system models in the time-domain and in the frequency-domain allows the generation of different guidance laws that supplement each other.
Taking modern, rigorous approach that leads to improved performance in missile guidance applications, the book examines new guidance laws, and corresponding algorithms for generating and testing these laws, and includes effective new software programs developed by the author. The author provides an innovative presentation of the theoretical aspects of modern missile guidance that quite possibly cannot be found in any other book. It delineates new ideas that, once crystallized, will significantly improve missile systems performance.
Using mainly linear vehicle dynamic models as well as discussion of nonlinear limiting effects, Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and Control, Second Edition answers these questions and more. It illustrates the application of techniques from kinematics, rigid body dynamics, system dynamics, automatic control, stability theory, and aerodynamics to the study of the dynamic behavior of a number of vehicle types. In addition, it presents specialized topics dealing specifically with vehicle dynamics such as the force generation by pneumatic tires, railway wheels, and wings.
The idea that vehicles can exhibit dangerous behavior for no obvious reason is in itself fascinating. Particularly obvious in racing situations or in speed record attempts, dynamic problems are also ubiquitous in everyday life and are often the cause of serious accidents. Using relatively simple mathematical models, the book offers a satisfying introduction to the dynamics, stability, and control of vehicles.
A definitive presentation on all aspects of microgrids, thistext examines the operation of microgrids – their controlconcepts and advanced architectures including multi-microgrids. Ittakes a logical approach to overview the purpose and the technicalaspects of microgrids, discussing the social, economic andenvironmental benefits to power system operation. The book alsopresents microgrid design and control issues, including protectionand explaining how to implement centralized and decentralizedcontrol strategies.
Key features:original, state-of-the-art research material written byinternationally respected contributors unique case studies demonstrating success stories fromreal-world pilot sites from Europe, the Americas, Japan andChinaexamines market and regulatory settings for microgrids, andprovides evaluation results under standard test conditionsa look to the future – technical solutions to maximizethe value of distributed energy along with the principles andcriteria for developing commercial and regulatory frameworks formicrogrids
Offering broad yet balanced coverage, this volume is an entrypoint to this very topical area of power delivery for electricpower engineers familiar with medium and low voltage distributionsystems, utility operators in microgrids, power systems researchersand academics. It is also a useful reference for system plannersand operators, manufacturers and network operators, governmentregulators, and postgraduate power systems students.
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Jose Miguel Yarza
Frank van Overbeeke
Rodrigo Palma Behnke
Joao Abel Pecas Lopes
Electric Power Systems explains and illustrates how the electricgrid works in a clear, straightforward style that makes highlytechnical material accessible. It begins with a thorough discussionof the underlying physical concepts of electricity, circuits, andcomplex power that serves as a foundation for more advancedmaterial. Readers are then introduced to the main components ofelectric power systems, including generators, motors and otherappliances, and transmission and distribution equipment such aspower lines, transformers, and circuit breakers. The authorexplains how a whole power system is managed and coordinated,analyzed mathematically, and kept stable and reliable.
Recognizing the economic and environmental implications of electricenergy production and public concern over disruptions of service,this book exposes the challenges of producing and deliveringelectricity to help inform public policy decisions. Its discussionsof complex concepts such as reactive power balance, load flow, andstability analysis, for example, offer deep insight into thecomplexity of electric grid operation and demonstrate how and whyphysics constrains economics and politics.
Although this survival guide includes mathematical equations andformulas, it discusses their meaning in plain English and does notassume any prior familiarity with particular notations or technicaljargon. Additional features include:
* A glossary of symbols, units, abbreviations, and acronyms
* Illustrations that help readers visualize processes and betterunderstand complex concepts
* Detailed analysis of a case study, including a Web reference tothe case, enabling readers to test the consequences of manipulatingvarious parameters
With its clear discussion of how electric grids work, ElectricPower Systems is appropriate for a broad readership ofprofessionals, undergraduate and graduate students, governmentagency managers, environmental advocates, and consumers.
In addition to updates in nearly every chapter, this highly regarded reference brings to the Handbook its original contributions, discussing phase-shifting, rectifier, and constant-voltage transformers as well as power transformer protection and transient-voltage response. It also includes two new sections in the chapter on reactors, covering installation considerations for dry-type air-core reactors as well as line traps and power line carrier communication-, data-, and protective-relaying systems. Major updates appear in the highly active areas of dry-type transformers, instrument transformers, reactors, and load-tap changers. This book offers convenient access to everything from basic theory and concepts to detailed analysis of the individual components of a transformer.
Reflecting standards, technologies, and new developments around the world, Electric Power Transformer Engineering, Second Edition provides a thorough and up-to-date guide for power engineers at all levels of expertise.
Other volumes in the set include:
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
Electric Power Substations Engineering, Second Edition
Power System Stability and Control
Solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermalenergy receive balanced treatment with one exciting and informativechapter devoted to each. As well as a complete overview of thesestate-of-the-art technologies, the chapters provide:clear analysis on their development potentials;an evaluation of the economic aspects involved;concrete guidance for practical implementation; how to reduceyour own energy waste.
If we do not act now to stop climate change, the consequenceswill be catastrophic. The current world situation is demonstratedhere with the aid of full-colour figures and photographs, datadiagrams and simple calculations and results. A multiplicity ofimpressive examples from countries across the globe showinternational ‘alternative’ energy in action.
With its easy-to-read approach, this is an essential textbookfor students on renewable energy courses, also environment andsustainability courses. Planners, operators, financers andconsultants will find this an excellent manual for planning andrealizing climate protection. Furthermore, this book makes greatbackground reading for energy workers, designers, politicians andjournalists, and anyone who is interested in the topic of climatechange.
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This must-read text/reference presents an application-centric approach to the development of smart grid communication architecture and network transformation. The coverage includes in-depth reviews of such cutting-edge applications as advanced metering infrastructure, distribution automation, demand response, and synchrophasors as well as more traditional utility applications like SCADA systems. Providing detailed insights derived from the authors’ pivotal research on smart grid communications and extensive consulting experience, the book explains how electric power companies can transform their networks to best meet the challenges of tomorrow’s smart grids.
Topics and features: examines a range of exciting utility applications made possible through smart grid evolution; describes the core-edge network architecture for smart grids, introducing the concept of wide area and field area networks (WANs and FANs); explains how the network design paradigm for smart grids differs from that for more established data networks, and discusses network security in smart grids; provides an overview of communication network technologies for WANs and FANs, covering OPGW, PLC, and LTE and MPLS technology; investigates secure data-centric data management and data analytics for smart grids; discusses the transformation of a network from conventional modes of utility operation to an integrated network based on the smart grid architecture framework.This comprehensive and practical guide will be of great interest to all professionals engaged in the planning, operation, and regulation of smart grids. Students studying courses on smart grids will also find the book to be an invaluable resource.
* Addresses environmental issues in rights-of-way planning and management
* Provides a forum for information exchange among various agencies, industries, environmental consultants, and academic organizations
* Presents peer-reviewed papers to help achieve a better understanding of current environmental issues involved in rights-of-way management
Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems takes an integrative approach; discussing power electronic converters topologies, controls and integration that are specific to the renewable and distributed energy system applications.
An overview of power electronic technologies is followed by the introduction of various renewable and distributed energy resources that includes photovoltaics, wind, small hydroelectric, fuel cells, microturbines and variable speed generation. Energy storage systems such as battery and fast response storage systems are discussed along with application-specific examples. After setting forth the fundamentals, the chapters focus on more complex topics such as modular power electronics, microgrids and smart grids for integrating renewable and distributed energy. Emerging topics such as advanced electric vehicles and distributed control paradigm for power system control are discussed in the last two chapters.
With contributions from subject matter experts, the diagrams and detailed examples provided in each chapter make Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems a sourcebook for electrical engineers and consultants working to deploy various renewable and distributed energy systems and can serve as a comprehensive guide for the upper-level undergraduates and graduate students across the globe.
This book treats physically-based as well as experimentally-refined engine models for gasoline and diesel engines and uses them to exemplify the design of various advanced control systems. The procedures, from measurements through simulation to calibration on test benches, are systematically described and demonstrated. The treatment spans not only the stationary but also the dynamic behavior of engines. Several new control regimens are detailed, such as multivariable feedforward and feedback control based on nonlinear net models, combustion pressure and HCCI control. Many new results with signal and process model-based fault diagnosis are used to show how on-board fault diagnosis can be considerably improved.
The book is directed at advanced students working in control, electrical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering and will also be useful for practicing engineers in the field of engine and automotive engineering.
Dry gas seals are in used in compressor stations, processing plants, refineries, chemical plants, and more. This book is perfectly suited for:
The information found in Dry Gas Seals Handbook will help you make informed decisions regarding the application, operation, and maintenance of dry gas seals. This book presents a complete guide to the technology, from the principle of gas seal operation to "lessons learned" from actual field experience.
Key features & benefits:
• More than 50 figures to illustrate explanations
• Seven case studies break down common problems associated with dry gas seals, corrective actions, and lessons learned
• Appendices provide typical examples of dry gas seal test reports and dry gas seal and barrier seal selection guidelines
• Glossary of common terms related to dry gas seal technology
The book is organized into two parts: the first part analyzes theintegration of distributed energy sources into the distributiongrid and the impact of these sources on grid operation. After ageneral description of the general characteristics of distributiongrids and renewable energy sources, it then analyzes the economicsof electrical energy distribution networks and presents the impactof these sources on grid operation. The second part of the bookthen analyzes the various functions which allow for safe operationof the grid and realization of the path towards real worldapplication of smartgrids.
The book uses SI units in accordance with international industry and covers topics such as chronological development, industrial applications, air separation technologies, noble gases, front end purification systems, insulation, non-cryogenic separation, safety, cleaning for oxygen systems, economics, and product liquefaction, storage, and transportation.
No other book currently available takes the practical approach of this book — they are either outdated, too theoretical, or narrow in focus. In a clear and effective presentation, Industrial Gas Handbook: Gas Separation and Purification covers the principles and applications of industrial gas separation and purification.
What’s New in This EditionThree new chapters on electromagnetic fields in transformers, transformer-system interactions and modeling, and monitoring and diagnostics An extensively revised chapter on recent trends in transformer technology An extensively updated chapter on short-circuit strength, including failure mechanisms and safety factors A step-by-step procedure for designing a transformer Updates throughout, reflecting advances in the field
A blend of theory and practice, this comprehensive book examines aspects of transformer engineering, from design to diagnostics. It thoroughly explains electromagnetic fields and the finite element method to help you solve practical problems related to transformers. Coverage includes important design challenges, such as eddy and stray loss evaluation and control, transient response, short-circuit withstand and strength, and insulation design. The authors also give pointers for further research. Students and engineers starting their careers will appreciate the sample design of a typical power transformer.
Presenting in-depth explanations, modern computational techniques, and emerging trends, this is a valuable reference for those working in the transformer industry, as well as for students and researchers. It offers guidance in optimizing and enhancing transformer design, manufacturing, and condition monitoring to meet the challenges of a highly competitive market.
The book emphasizes methods to optimize vital design and installation of power cables used in the interrelated fields of electrical, mechanical, and, to some extent, civil engineering. An in-depth exploration of power cable characteristics and applications, it illustrates the many factors that can hinder real-world cable performance. Content focuses on low and medium voltages, considering that these are used for the majority of cables in service globally. This edition also details techniques for testing shielded power cable systems in the field, demonstrating how conductor material size and design depend on ampacity, voltage regulation, and other factors.
Covering everything from manufacturing to testing, this resource will benefit:Cable engineers and technicians (working for investor-owned utilities, rural electric cooperatives, and industrial manufacturers) who need to improve their oversight and understanding of power cables Universities that offer electrical power courses Professionals who must master new power cable terminology, engineering characteristics, and background information that will aid them in their decision making responsibilities
The author is a life fellow of the IEEE and one of the original developers of industry standards for cables and accessories. To simplify field fundamentals and techniques for less experienced readers, his book contains new, updated, and expanded chapters and an extensive glossary, in addition to useful references, tables, equations, and photographs. More experienced engineers will appreciate the book’s invaluable updates on the emerging materials, products, and concepts driving their dynamic field.
Improved features of this new edition include: A new chapter on input filters, showing how to design single and multiple section filters; Major revisions of material on averaged switch modeling, low-harmonic rectifiers, and the chapter on AC modeling of the discontinuous conduction mode; New material on soft switching, active-clamp snubbers, zero-voltage transition full-bridge converter, and auxiliary resonant commutated pole. Also, new sections on design of multiple-winding magnetic and resonant inverter design; Additional appendices on Computer Simulation of Converters using averaged switch modeling, and Middlebrook's Extra Element Theorem, including four tutorial examples; and Expanded treatment of current programmed control with complete results for basic converters, and much more. This edition includes many new examples, illustrations, and exercises to guide students and professionals through the intricacies of power electronics design.
Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Second Edition, is intended for use in introductory power electronics courses and related fields for both senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students interested in converter circuits and electronics, control systems, and magnetic and power systems. It will also be an invaluable reference for professionals working in power electronics, power conversion, and analog and digital electronics.
Current Interruption Transients Calculationis acomprehensive resource for the understanding, calculation andanalysis of the transient recovery voltages (TRVs) and relatedre-ignition or re-striking transients associated with faultcurrent interruption and the switching of inductive and capacitiveload currents in circuits.
This book provides an original, detailed and practicaldescription of current interruption transients, origins, and thecircuits involved, and how they can be calculated and then analysedusing only a hand calculator and a spreadsheet program.
Key features:Detailed theory on all of the current interruption cases thatcan occur on a power system.Clear explanation on how to calculate transients, showing howfour basic circuits can represent all transients and can be solvedin general without any use of the ‘classical’ Laplacetransform method.Series and parallel RLC circuit theory, followed by thecalculation of pole factors using the symmetrical component methodto derive the base power frequency components, with results appliedto all the relevant transient cases.Fault current interruption and inductive and capacitive loadcurrent switching cases illustrated using real applicationexamples.
With its practical approach, this book offers engineers thetools they need when analysing circuit breaker applications. Itwill be of great interest to practicing engineers and electricutility staff involved in circuit breaker design, specification,testing, switchgear application, system operation and planning, andin particular, for engineers using simulation programs fortransient calculations. It will also be useful for seniorundergraduate and postgraduate electrical power engineeringstudents looking to work in switchgear manufacturers and testinglaboratories.
Fluid Power Circuits and Controls: Fundamentals and Applications encourages students to think of the collection of components as a system. The author illustrates each concept with a circuit diagram, and as each component is discussed, immediately places it in a circuit and analyzes its performance. This approach allows students to immediately apply what they have learned and encourages them to think about how the component operating characteristics interact with the rest of the circuit.
Covering all aspects of the industry, this book:
Develops the basic concept for power delivery with fluids
Reviews basic concepts of fluid mechanics and discusses the key properties of the fluids
Discusses the creation and control of flow and the various methods used to control pressure in a circuit
Provides a detailed example of the classic problem of hydrostatic transmission design
Presents characteristics of auxiliary components and applicable SAE standards
Addresses pneumatics, focusing on the difference in power transmission for liquid and gas
Discusses servo valves and proportional valves without requiring a background in automatic controls
The text is richly illustrated, filled with fully worked example problems, and reinforced with exercises in each chapter. Fluid Power Circuits and Controls offers valuable design experience and the background its readers need to approach real-world fluid power problems with confidence.
Explores developments in the creation of smarter, more flexible protective systems based on advances in the computational power of digital devices and the capabilities of communication systems that can be applied within the power grid Examines the regulations related to power system protection and how they impact the way protective relaying systems are designed, applied, set, and monitored Considers the evaluation of protective systems during system disturbances and describes the tools available for analysis Addresses the benefits and problems associated with applying microprocessor-based devices in protection schemes Contains an expanded discussion of intertie protection requirements at dispersed generation facilities
Providing information on a mixture of old and new equipment, Protective Relaying: Principles and Applications, Fourth Edition reflects the present state of power systems currently in operation, making it a handy reference for practicing protection engineers. And yet its challenging end-of-chapter problems, coverage of the basic mathematical requirements for fault analysis, and real-world examples ensure engineering students receive a practical, effective education on protective systems. Plus, with the inclusion of a solutions manual and figure slides with qualifying course adoption, the Fourth Edition is ready-made for classroom implementation.
Electrotechnical Systems: Calculation and Analysis with Mathematica and PSpice explores the potential of two such programs—Mathematica and ORCAD (PSpice)—as they are used for analysis in various areas. The authors discuss the formulation of problems and the steps in their solution. They focus on the analysis of transient, steady-state processes and their stability in non-stationary and nonlinear systems with DC and AC converters. All problems are solved using Mathematica, and program codes are presented. The authors use ORCAD (PSpice) to compare the results obtained by employing Mathematica and to demonstrate the peculiarities associated with its use.
This book clearly and concisely illustrates represented expressions, variables, and functions and the general application of the mathematical pocket Mathematica 4.2 for the analysis of the electromagnetic processes in electrotechnical systems. It will be a valuable addition to the library of anyone working with electrotechnical systems.
This unique reference offers systematic treatment of importantcontrol problems in power inverters, and different generalconverter theories. Starting at a basic level, it presentsconventional power conversion methodologies and then‘non-conventional’ methods, with a highly accessiblesummary of the latest developments in power inverters as well asinsight into the grid connection of renewable power.
Consisting of four parts – Power Quality Control, NeutralLine Provision, Power Flow Control, and Synchronisation –this book fully demonstrates the integration of control and powerelectronics.
Key features include:the fundamentals of power processing and hardware designinnovative control strategies to systematically treat thecontrol of power invertersextensive experimental results for most of the controlstrategies presentedthe pioneering work on “synchronverters” which hasgained IET Highly Commended Innovation Award
Engineers working on inverter design and those at power systemutilities can learn how advanced control strategies could improvesystem performance and work in practice. The book is a usefulreference for researchers who are interested in the area of controlengineering, power electronics, renewable energy and distributedgeneration, smart grids, flexible AC transmission systems, andpower systems for more-electric aircraft and all-electric ships.This is also a handy text for graduate students and universityprofessors in the areas of electrical power engineering, advancedcontrol engineering, power electronics, renewable energy and smartgrid integration.