Now you can achieve optimum performance and efficiency in the design of electric systems for virtually any size or type of building or industrial facility utilizing the state-of-the-art methodologies detailed in this comprehensive handbook. Step-by-step guidelines take you through each phase of design, covering equipment selection, power distribution system analysis, conduit and conductor sizing, lighting system design, control systems, electronic instrumentation, protective relaying, energy management systems, power quality, variable speed drives, motor selection, and more.
The latest codes (NEC 2008) as well as currently available equipment are referenced. Numerous examples and simulation exercises are included, along with detailed design examples. Fully illustrated with many useful diagrams and tables, this book is a practical guide for electrical engineers, plant and facility engineers, and other professionals responsible for implementing or overseeing the design of facility electrical systems.
Table of Contents
Using the Language of the Electrical Engineer
Equipment Selection Considerations
Analyzing Power Distribution Systems
Conduit & Conductor Sizing
How to Design a Lighting System
Using Logic to Simplify Control Systems
Applying Process Controllers & Electronic Instrumentation
Protective Relaying for Power Distribution Systems
Energy Economic Analysis
Energy Management Systems
Power Line Disturbances: Mitigation Equipment & Techniques
Variable Speed Drives
Field Measurements & Determining Electric Motor Efficiency
Testing Rewinds to Avoid Motor Efficiency Degradation
Guidelines for Implementing an Energy-Efficient Motor Retrofit Program
References, Appendix, Index
Albert Thumann, P.E., C.E.M., and Harry Franz, P.E.are practicing electrical engineers with years of hands-on experience in designing highly efficient state-of-the-art electrical systems.