Motors as Generators for Micro-Hydro Power

Motors as Generators for Micro-Hydro Power

by Nigel Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853396458
Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Nigel Smith has worked with the Intermediate Technology Development Group on induction generators for micro-hydro since 1985. He gained his PhD from the Nottingham Trent University, where he continues to work as a Senior Research Fellow. He has his own engineering consultancy, Smith Associates, and has worked in Nepal,
Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Table of Contents

Figures; Tables; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1) Advantages and Disadvantages of Induction Generators; 2) Induction Machine Construction and Operation; 3) Selection of an Induction Motor for Use as a Generator; 4) Excitation Capacitor Requirements; 5) Operating Voltage and Frequency; 6) The Effect of Load Upon Generator Output; 7) Single-Phase Output From a Three-Phase Machine; 8) Protection, Safety and Earthing; 9) Fixed and Variable Load Systems; 10) Motor Starting; 11) Generator Commissioning; 12) Mains Connected Systems; Appendix 1: Three-Phase Circuit Theory; Appendix 2: Induction Generator Efficiency; Appendix 3: Single Transformer Systems; Appendix 4: Halving the Operating Voltage of an Induction Machine; Appendix 5: Overvoltage Trip; Appendix 6: Power Factor Correction for Motor Starting; Index.

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