This work was developed based on the author's experience of more than 10 years working in research and industry in the areas of electrical drives and industrial automation. Seeking the connection between theory and its applications, the author presents a detailed conceptual description with lots of figures and illustrative examples that harmonize the theoretical approach with the practice. Composed of eleven chapters and three appendices, the book describes in a dynamic and didactic way the fundamental concepts related to the drives of electric machines. At the end of each chapter is a set of exercises to ease the fixation of the presented content.
Table of Contents
1. Electric Motors
2. Three-Phase Motors
3. Electric Power
4. Motor Starter Components
5. Starting Methods of Induction Motors
6. Solid-State Starters: Soft Starter
7. Variable Frequency Drives
8. Parameters Description of VFD
9. VFD Protection and Installation
10. Variable Frequency Drive Sizing and Applications
Claiton Moro Franchi received his bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), and master and doctor degree in Chemical Engineering in Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Brazil. He is currently a professor at UFSM. Previously, he worked as an engineer and technical consultant in industrial automation and maintenance in different companies in Brazil. He has experience in Electrical and Chemical Engineering, with emphasis on process control, wind power generation, and industrial automation. Acting mainly on the following topics: supervision systems, programmable logic controllers, industrial networks, industrial process control having several book publications and with experience in research and professional.
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This is a book for power engineers who specify, utilize, or design motor starters for AC induction motors. It ties together a fundamental understanding of the theory of AC motors and motor controls with a pragmatic view that allows the reader to fully appreciate the uses of three different starting methods for AC motors and their protection.
-IEEE Electric Insulation Magazine, November-December 2019