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ISBN 9780367391676
Published September 5, 2019 by CRC Press
344 Pages - 122 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Power distribution and quality remain the key challenges facing the electric utilities industry. Choosing the right equipment and architecture for a given application means the difference between success and failure. Comprising chapters carefully selected from the best-selling Electric Power Distribution Handbook, Electric Power Distribution Equipment and Systems provides an economical, sharply focused reference on the technologies and infrastructures that enable reliable, efficient distribution of power, from traversing vast distances to local power delivery.

The book works inward from broad coverage of overall power systems all the way down to specific equipment application. It begins by laying a foundation in the fundamentals of distribution systems, explaining configurations, substations, loads, and differences between European and US systems. It also includes a look at the development of the field as well as future problems and challenges to overcome. Building on this groundwork, the author elaborates on both overhead and underground distribution networks, including the underlying concepts and practical issues associated with each. Probing deeper into the system, individual chapters explore transformers, voltage regulation, and capacitor application in detail, from basic principles to operational considerations.

With clear explanations and detailed information, Electric Power Distribution Equipment and Systems gathers critical concepts, technologies, and applications into a single source that is ideally suited for immediate implementation.

Table of Contents

FUNDAMENTALS OF DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
Primary Distribution Configurations
Urban Networks
Primary Voltage Levels
Distribution Substations
Subtransmission Systems
Differences between European and North American Systems
Loads
The Past and the Future
References

OVERHEAD LINES
Typical Constructions
Conductor Data
Line Impedances
Simplified Line Impedance Calculations
Line Impedance Tables
Conductor Sizing
Ampacities
Secondaries
Fault Withstand Capability
Other Overhead Issues
References

UNDERGROUND DISTRIBUTION
Applications
Cables
Installations and Configurations
Impedances
Ampacity
Fault Withstand Capability
Cable Reliability
Cable Testing
Fault Location
References

TRANSFORMERS
Basics
Distribution Transformers
Single-Phase Transformers
Three-Phase Transformers
Loadings
Losses
Network Transformers
Substation Transformers
Special Transformers
Special Problems
References

VOLTAGE REGULATION
Voltage Standards
Voltage Drop
Regulation Techniques
Regulators
Station Regulation
Line Loss and Voltage Drop Relationships
References

CAPACITOR APPLICATION
Capacitor Ratings
Released Capacity
Voltage Support
Reducing Line Losses
Switched Banks
Local Controls
Automated Controls
Reliability
Failure Modes and Case Ruptures
Fusing and Protection
Grounding
References
INDEX

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Author(s)

Biography

Short, Thomas Allen

Reviews

"An excellent book for anyone wanting to know about the fundamentals of power distribution systems and to understand the potential problems that can occur and solutions to improve reliability of the system. A book well worth checking out!"

– John J. Shea, in IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, November/ December 2007, Vol. 23, No. 6