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Emergency and Backup Power Sources: Preparing for Blackouts and Brownouts

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This book provides information on emergency and backup power sources, an issue that continues to gain significance as we experience an aging power distribution system that often fails to provide reliable power. The massive power outage in the summer of 2003 that affected eight states and parts of Canada is one example. The reader will find much useful information on the types of systems that can take over during power interruptions, such as standby power systems that employ batteries, kinetic energy storage, fuel...
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Overview

This book provides information on emergency and backup power sources, an issue that continues to gain significance as we experience an aging power distribution system that often fails to provide reliable power. The massive power outage in the summer of 2003 that affected eight states and parts of Canada is one example. The reader will find much useful information on the types of systems that can take over during power interruptions, such as standby power systems that employ batteries, kinetic energy storage, fuel cells, reciprocating engines, and turbines. Topics include power disturbances and interruptions, spikes and noise, sags and surges, blackouts and brownouts, surge suppression, voltages regulation, load management, power quality issues, reliability and maintainability, comparison of operating costs, environmental issues, blackout planning, emergency procedures, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881734843
  • Publisher: Fairmont Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 313

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Emergency power 1
Ch. 2 Power stability and quality 31
Ch. 3 Standby power systems 61
Ch. 4 Emergency generators 97
Ch. 5 Alternate power sources 139
Ch. 6 Distributed generation, clean power and renewable energy 171
Ch. 7 Fuel cells 209
Ch. 8 Protecting computer data 247
Ch. 9 Data recovery 285
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