AC Power Systems Handbook / Edition 3

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Overview

Sooner or later, power system protection is going to cost money. How much is entirely up to you. Setting up a safe and effective AC power system from the very beginning can help avoid costly downtime and repairs, provide backup power during system outages, and minimize workplace accidents. For the past 15 years, Jerry Whitaker's AC Power Systems Handbook has supplied industry professionals with a comprehensive, practical guide to the key elements of AC power for commercial and industrial systems.

This third edition is thoroughly revised and completely reorganized to reflect the changing demands of modern power systems. To ease navigation, many sections are now presented as separate chapters filled with updated and expanded information. Most notably, the author adds heavily in the areas of transient suppression hardware, electrical system components, and power system fundamentals. Following a logical progression, coverage flows from power system operation to protecting equipment loads, selecting the right level of protection, grounding, standby power, and safety. Along the way, the author paints a clear picture of the sources of disturbances, the tradeoffs involved for different options, and the advantages and limitations of various approaches.

Streamlined to be a hands-on, user-oriented guide, the AC Power Systems Handbook offers expert guidance on designing and installing a safe and efficient power system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849340345
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 8/9/2006
  • Series: Electronics Handbook Series , #15
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

AC POWER SYSTEMS
Introduction
AC Circuit Analysis
Elements of the AC Power System
Utility AC Power System Architecture
References
Bibliography
POWER-GENERATION SYSTEMS
Introduction
Fundamental Concepts
Power-Generating Systems
References
Bibliography
POWER FACTOR
Introduction
Fundamental Principles
PF Correction Techniques
References
Bibliography
POWER TRANSFORMERS
Introduction
Inductive Properties
Basic Principles of the Transformer
Transformer Failure Modes
References
Bibliography
CAPACITORS
Introduction
Basic Principles
Capacitor Failure Modes
References
Bibliography
SEMICONDUCTORS
Introduction
Semiconductor Failure Modes
MOSFET Devices
Thyristor Components
ESD Failure Modes
Semiconductor Development
Effects of Arcing
References
Bibliography
RECTIFIER AND FILTER CIRCUITS
Introduction
Power Rectifiers
Power Supply Filter Circuits
References
Bibliography
POWER ELECTRONICS
Introduction
Thyristor Devices
Power Transistors
References
Bibliography
ORIGINS OF AC LINE DISTURBANCES
Introduction
Naturally Occurring Disturbances
Equipment-Caused Transient Disturbances
References
Bibliography
POWER DISTURBANCE CHARACTERIZATION
Introduction
Standards of Measurement
Reliability Considerations
References
Bibliography
POWER SYSTEM PROTECTION METHODS
Introduction
The Key Tolerance Envelope
Assessing the Lightning Hazard
FIPS Publication 94
Protection Alternatives
References
Bibliography
MOTOR-GENERATOR SET
Introduction
System Configuration
References
Bibliography
UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SYSTEMS
Introduction
UPS Configuration
References
Bibliography
POWER CONDITIONING DEVICES
Introduction
Ferroresonant Transformer
Isolation Transformer
Line Conditioner
References
Bibliography
TRANSIENT-SUPPRESSION DEVICES
Introduction
Filter Devices
Crowbar Devices
Voltage-Clamping Devices
Selecting Protection Components
References
Bibliography
FACILITY WIRING AND TRANSIENT PROTECTION
Introduction
Facility Wiring
Power-System Protection
References
Bibliography
CIRCUIT-LEVEL TRANSIENT SUPPRESSION
Introduction
Protecting Low-Voltage Supplies
Protecting High-Voltage Supplies
RF System Protection
Protecting Logic Circuits
Protecting Telco Lines
Inductive Load Switching
Bibliography
GROUNDING PRACTICES
Introduction
The Need for Grounding
Establishing an Earth Ground
References
Bibliography
GROUNDING TOWER ELEMENTS
Introduction
Ground-Wire Dressing
Facility Ground Interconnection
Grounding on Bare Rock
Transmission-System Grounding
References
FACILITY GROUND-SYSTEM DESIGN
Introduction
Bulkhead Grounding
AC System Grounding Practices
Grounding Equipment Racks
Grounding Signal Cables
Patch-Bay Grounding
Cable Routing
References
Bibliography
STANDBY POWER SYSTEMS
Introduction
Standby Power Options
References
Bibliography
DESIGNING FOR FAULT-TOLERANCE
Introduction
Critical System Bus
Plant Maintenance
References
Bibliography
THE EFFICIENT USE OF ENERGY
Introduction
Energy Usage
Peak Demand
Load Factor
Power Factor
References
Bibliography
SAFETY AND PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Introduction
Electric Shock
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
OSHA Safety Requirements
References
Bibliography
REFERENCE DATA AND TABLES
Standard Electrical Units
Reference Tables
UNITS CONVERSION TABLE
Quantity Conversion
INDEX

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