1st Edition

Building Electrical Systems and Distribution Networks An Introduction

By Radian Belu Copyright 2020
    606 Pages 28 Color & 93 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    606 Pages 28 Color & 93 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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.