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Building Electrical Systems and Distribution Networks

An Introduction, 1st Edition

By Radian Belu

CRC Press

688 pages | 28 Color Illus. | 93 B/W Illus.

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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 concepts, diverse and critical features of building and industrial electrical systems such as electric or thermal load calculations, wiring, wiring devices, conduits, and raceways, lighting analysis, calculation, selection and design, lighting equipment, luminaires, power quality, building monitoring, noise control, building energy envelope, air conditioning, ventilation, and safety. Two book chapters are dedicated to distributed energy generation, building integrated renewable energy systems, microgrids, DC nanogrids, power electronics, energy management, and energy audit methods 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

Introduction, Modern Power Systems

2. Energy Conversion, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Essentials

Sustainable Energy and Energy Economics

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

3. Review of Electric Circuits, Power System Basics

Introduction, Electric Circuit Reviews

Resistive, Inductive and Capacitive Circuit Elements

Phasor Representation

Three-phase Circuits

Per Unit System

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Reading

4. Building Power Supply and Industrial Power Distribution

Power System Structure and Components

Power Distribution Networks and Configurations

Building Power Distribution and Electrical Systems

Industrial Power Distribution

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

4. Electrical System Design, Load Calculation and Wiring

Building Energy Analysis and Electrical Design Procedures

Load Estimates and Calculations

Conductors and Cables

Wiring Devices

Summary of the Load Computation Procedure and Cable Sizing

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

5. Circuit Protection, Grounding, and Service

Introduction

System, Circuit, Equipment and Device Protection

Protection Schemes and Selection of the Protection Devices

Equipment Grounding

Feeder and Branch Circuit Design

Raceways and Conduits

Safety and Electricity Hazards

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

6. Lighting Fundamentals, Lighting Equipment and Systems

Introduction and Historical Notes

Lighting in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Process

Lighting Theory and Illumination Calculation Methods

Lighting Equipment and Systems

Indoor and Outdoor Lighting Design

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

Transformers and Electrical Motors

Transformers and Electromechanical Energy Conversion

Transformer Theory, Construction and Design

AC Electric Motors

DC Electric Machines

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

7. Building Energy Systems, Heat and Air Conditioning

Introduction, and Theoretical Background Review

Building Energy Systems

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

Industrial Heating Process Methods

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

8. Distributed Generation and Energy Storage

Introduction, Distributed Generation

Cogeneration and Micro-combined Heat and Power

Energy Storage Systems

Thermal Energy Storage

Embedding Micro Cogeneration into the Building Energy System

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

9. Building-integrated Renewable Energy and Microgrids

Introduction

Building-integrated Renewable Energy Systems

Building Microgrids

DC Microgrids and Nanogrids

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

10. Building Automation, Control, Communication and Monitoring

Introduction

Building Automation, Control and Management

Monitoring, Safety and Security Systems

Building Acoustic and Noise Control

Selection of Lighting and HVAC Systems

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

11. Energy Management, Energy Conservation and Efficiency

Introduction

Building Energy Conservation and Efficiency

Building Energy Management

Economic methods

Standardizations and Summary of Important Standards

Chapter Summary

Questions and Problems

References and Further Readings

Appendixes

Appendix A – Common Parameters, Units and Conversion Factors

Appendix B: Design Parameters, Values and Data

About the Author

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TEC031020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical