Overview

For ease of use, this edition has been divided into the following subject sections: general principles; materials and processes; control, power electronics and drives; environment; power generation; transmission and distribution; power systems; sectors of electricity use.

New chapters and major revisions include: industrial instrumentation; digital control systems; programmable controllers; electronic power conversion; environmental control; ...
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Electrical Engineer's Reference Book

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Overview

For ease of use, this edition has been divided into the following subject sections: general principles; materials and processes; control, power electronics and drives; environment; power generation; transmission and distribution; power systems; sectors of electricity use.

New chapters and major revisions include: industrial instrumentation; digital control systems; programmable controllers; electronic power conversion; environmental control; hazardous area technology; electromagnetic compatibility; alternative energy sources; alternating current generators; electromagnetic transients; power system planning; reactive power plant and FACTS controllers; electricity economics and trading; power quality.

*An essential source of techniques, data and principles for all practising electrical engineers
*Written by an international team of experts from engineering companies and universities
*Includes a major new section on control systems, PLCs and microprocessors

Audience: Professional engineers, engineering managers, academics, students.

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'For its concise and concentrated text and data and for its outstanding arrangement and indexing it is essential to more-or-less any electrical engineering office and laboratory and so will also prove extremely useful for any library collection serving practising or theoretical electrical engineers.' Reference Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080523545
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/27/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 1504
  • File size: 54 MB
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Meet the Author

REMaCS: Consultancy and engineering support in the design, testing and performance of rotating electrical machinery, Bromsgrove, UK

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Table of Contents

Preface.

General Principles:
Units, Mathematics and Physical Quantities.
Electrotechnology.
Network Analysis.

Materials & Processes:
Fundamental Properties of Materials.
Conductors and Superconductors.
Semiconductors, Thick and Thin-Film Microcircuits.
Insulation.
Magnetic Materials.
Electroheat and Materials Processing.
Welding and Soldering.

Control:
Electrical Measurement.
Industrial Instrumentation.
Control Systems.
Digital Control Systems.
Microprocessors.
Programmable Controllers.

Power Electronics and Drives:
Power Semiconductor Devices.
Electronic Power Conversion.
Electrical Machine Drives.
Motors and Actuators.

Environment:
Lighting.
Environmental Control.
Electromagnetic Compatibility.
Health and Safety.
Hazardous Area Technology.

Power Generation:
Prime Movers.
Alternative Energy Sources.
Alternating Current Generators.
Batteries.

Transmission and Distribution:
Overhead Lines.
Cables.
HVDC.
Power Transformers.
Switchgear.
Protection.
Electromagnetic Transients.
Optical Fibres in Power Systems.
Installation.

Power Systems:
Power System Planning.
Power System Operation and Control.
Reactive Power Plant and FACTS Controllers.
Electricity Economics and Trading.
Power Quality.

Sectors of Electricity in Use:
Road Transport.
Railways.
Ships.
Aircraft.
Mining Applications.
Standards and Certification.

Index.
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