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AC Power Systems Handbook

3rd Edition

By Jerry C. Whitaker

CRC Press

428 pages | 398 B/W Illus.

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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.

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

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TEC008010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General