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Electric Power Distribution Equipment and Systems

1st Edition

By Thomas Allen Short

CRC Press

344 pages | 122 B/W Illus.

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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.

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

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

About the Author

Short, Thomas Allen

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical