Practical Power Distribution for Industry

Elsevier
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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.

* 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
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About the author

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.

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4.7
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Publisher
Elsevier
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Published on
Jul 16, 2004
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9780080480091
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Language
English
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Genres
Technology & Engineering / Construction / Electrical
Technology & Engineering / Electrical
Technology & Engineering / Power Resources / Electrical
Technology & Engineering / Power Resources / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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G Vijayaraghavan
This book will allow you to gain practical skills and know-how in grounding, bonding, lightning & surge protection. Few topics generate as much controversy and argument as that of grounding and the associated topics of surge protection, shielding and lightning protection of electrical and electronic systems. Poor grounding practice can be the cause of continual and intermittent difficult-to-diagnose problems in a facility. This book looks at these issues from a fresh yet practical perspective and enables you to reduce expensive downtime on your plant and equipment to a minimum by correct application of these principles.

Learning outcomes:
* Apply the various methods of grounding electrical systems
* Detail the applicable national Standards
* Describe the purposes of grounding and bonding
* List the types of systems that cannot be grounded
* Describe what systems can be operated ungrounded
* Correctly shield sensitive communications cables from noise and interference
* Apply practical knowledge of surge and transient protection
* Troubleshoot and fix grounding and surge problems
* Design, install and test an effective grounding system for electronic equipment
* Understand lightning and how to minimize its impact on your facility
* Protect sensitive equipment from lightning

· An engineer's guide to earthing, shielding, lightning and surge protection designed to deliver reliable equipment and communications systems that comply with international and national codes
· Discover how to reduce plant downtime and intermittent faults by implementing best-practice grounding/earthing techniques
· Learn the principles of cable shielding in communication networks
Leslie Hewitson
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