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Building Electrical Systems and Distribution Networks
An Introduction

ISBN 9781482263510
Published March 4, 2020 by CRC Press
606 Pages 28 Color & 93 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book covers all important, new, and conventional aspects of building electrical systems, power distribution, lighting, transformers and rotating electric machines, wiring, and building installations. Solved examples, end-of-chapter questions and problems, case studies, and design considerations are included in each chapter, highlighting the concepts, and diverse and critical features of building and industrial electrical systems, such as electric or thermal load calculations; wiring and wiring devices; conduits and raceways; lighting analysis, calculation, selection, and design; lighting equipment and luminaires; power quality; building monitoring; noise control; building energy envelope; air-conditioning and ventilation; and safety. Two chapters are dedicated to distributed energy generation, building integrated renewable energy systems, microgrids, DC nanogrids, power electronics, energy management, and energy audit methods, topics which are not often included in building energy textbooks. Support materials are included for interested instructors. Readers are encouraged to write their own solutions while solving the problems, and then refer to the solved examples for more complete understanding of the solutions, concepts, and theory.

Table of Contents

1. Review, Power Systems, Energy and Economics
1.1. Introduction, Modern Power Systems
1.2. Energy Conversion, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Essentials
1.3. Sustainable Energy and Energy Economics
1.4. Chapter Summary
1.5 Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

2. Review of Electric Circuits, Power System Basics
2.1. Introduction, Electric Circuit Reviews  
2.2. Resistive, Inductive and Capacitive Circuit Elements
2.3. Phasor Representation
2.4. Three-phase Circuits
2.5. Per Unit System
2.6. Chapter Summary
2.7. Questions and Problems
References and Further Reading

3. Building Power Supply and Industrial Power Distribution
3.1. Power System Structure and Components
3.2. Power Distribution Networks and Configurations
3.3. Building Power Distribution and Electrical Systems
3.4. Industrial Power Distribution
3.5. Chapter Summary
3.6. Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

4. Electrical System Design, Load Calculation and Wiring
4.1. Building Energy Analysis and Electrical Design Procedures
4.2. Load Estimates and Calculations
4.3. Conductors and Cables
4.4. Wiring Devices
4.5. Summary of the Load Computation Procedure and Cable Sizing
4.6. Chapter Summary
4.7. Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

5. Circuit Protection, Grounding, and Service
5.1. Introduction
5.2. System, Circuit, Equipment and Device Protection
5.3. Protection Schemes and Selection of the Protection Devices
5.4. Equipment Grounding
5.5. Feeder and Branch Circuit Design
5.6. Raceways and Conduits
5.7. Safety and Electricity Hazards
5.8. Chapter Summary
5.9. Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

6. Lighting Fundamentals, Lighting Equipment and Systems
6.1. Introduction and Historical Notes
6.2. Lighting in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Process
6.3. Lighting Theory and Illumination Calculation Methods
6.4. Lighting Equipment and Systems
6.5. Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Design
6.6. Chapter Summary
6.7. Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

7. Transformers and Electrical Motors
7.1. Transformers and Electromechanical Energy Conversion
7.2. Transformer Theory, Construction and Design
7.3. AC Electric Motors
7.4. DC Electric Machines
7.5. Chapter Summary
7.6. Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

8. Building Energy Systems, Heat and Air Conditioning
8.1. Introduction, and Theoretical Background Review
8.2. Building Energy Systems
8.3. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
8.4. Industrial Heating Process Methods
8.5. Chapter Summary
8.6. Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

9. Distributed Generation and Energy Storage
9.1. Introduction, Distributed Generation
9.2. Cogeneration and Micro-combined Heat and Power
9.3. Energy Storage Systems
9.4. Thermal Energy Storage
9.5. Embedding Micro Cogeneration into the Building Energy System
9.6. Chapter Summary
9.7. Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

10. Building-integrated Renewable Energy and Microgrids
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Building-integrated Renewable Energy Systems
10.3. Building Microgrids
10.4. DC Microgrids and Nanogrids
10.5. Chapter Summary
10.6. Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

11. Building Automation, Control, Communication and Monitoring
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Building Automation, Control and Management
11.3. Monitoring, Safety and Security Systems
11.4. Building Acoustic and Noise Control
11.5. Selection of Lighting and HVAC Systems
11.6. Chapter Summary
11.7. Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

12. Energy Management, Energy Conservation and Efficiency
12.1. Introduction
12.2. Building Energy Conservation and Efficiency
12.3. Building Energy Management  
12.4. Economic methods
12.5. Standardizations and Summary of Important Standards
12.6. Chapter Summary
12.7. Questions and Problems
References and Further Readings

Appendix A: Common Parameters, Units and Conversion Factors
Appendix B: Design Parameters, Values and Data

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Radian Belu, PhD, is an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Belu has published 1 book, 15 book chapters, and over 200 papers in referred journals and in conference proceedings. He has been PI or Co-PI for various research projects in the United States and abroad.