AC Power Systems Handbook

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Proper operation of sensitive equipment requires attention to transient disturbances, grounding practices, and standby power needs. This second edition of the ...

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Overview

Proper operation of sensitive equipment requires attention to transient disturbances, grounding practices, and standby power needs. This second edition of the successful AC Power Systems Handbook focuses on engineering technology essential to the design, maintenance, and operation of alternating current power supplies.

What's New in the Second Edition?

  • Expanded discussion on power-system components
  • New chapter on grounding practices
  • Appendix covering engineering data and tables
  • Updated material in all chapters

Serving engineering personnel involved in the specification, installation, and maintenance of electronic equipment for industry, this revision comprehensively examines the design and maintenance of ac power systems for critical-use applications. AC Power Systems Handbook also reflects the increased movement toward microelectronic equipment and microprocessor-based systems as well as the increased priority among electronics engineers on the protection of such systems.

"...focuses on engineering technology essential to the design, maintenance & operation of alternating current power supplies. This 2nd edition expands on the popular 1st edition with all new chapters & current information."

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New edition of a text that focuses on engineering technology essential to the design, maintenance, and operation of alternating current power systems. Covers the design and maintenance of AC power systems for critical-use applications. This edition features an expanded discussion of power-system components, a new chapter on grounding practices, and an appendix covering engineering data and tables. Intended for engineering personnel involved in the specification, installation, and maintenance of electronic equipment for industry. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849374142
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 11/25/1998
  • Series: Electronics Handbook Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Power Distribution and Control Introduction Recent Advances in Power Electronics Defining Terms Vector Representations Power Relationship in AC Circuits Elements of the AC Power System Utility AC Power System The Origins of AC Line Disturbances Introduction Naturally Occurring Disturbances Electrostatic Discharge Equipment-Caused Transient Disturbances Transient-Generated Noise Power-Disturbance Classifications Assessing the Threat The Effects of Transient Disturbances Introduction Semiconductor Failure Modes MOSFET Devices Thyristor Components ESD Failure Modes Semiconductor Development Switch-Arcing Effects Power System Components Introduction Semiconductors Reliability of Power Rectifiers Thyristor Servo Systems Power Integrated Circuits Transformers Capacitors Fault Protectors Thermal Properties of Components Power System Circuits Introduction Motor-Generator Set Uninterruptible Power System Dedicated Protection Systems Facility-Protection Methods Introduction Facility Protection Power-System Protection Circuit-Level Applications Facility Grounding Introduction Establishing an Earth Ground Bonding Ground System Elements Grounding on Bare Rock Transmission-System Grounding Designing a Building Ground System Single-Point Ground Grounding Signal-Carrying Cables Standby Power Systems Introduction Standby Power Options The Efficient Use of Energy Plant Maintenance Safety and Protection Systems Introduction Electric Shock Polychlorinated Biphenyls OSHA Safety Requirements

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