Electrical Power Cable Engineering: 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Electrical Power Cable Engineering

3rd Edition

Edited by William A. Thue

CRC Press

460 pages | 164 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138074002
pub: 2017-03-29
SAVE ~$22.00
Hardback: 9781439856437
pub: 2011-12-13
SAVE ~$54.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315217192
pub: 2017-12-19
from $52.50

FREE Standard Shipping!


Fully updated, Electrical Power Cable Engineering, Third Edition again concentrates on the remarkably complex design, application, and preparation methods required to terminate and splice cables. This latest addition to the CRC Press Power Engineering series covers cutting-edge methods for design, manufacture, installation, operation, and maintenance of reliable power cable systems. It is based largely on feedback from experienced university lecturers who have taught courses on these very concepts.

The book emphasizes methods to optimize vital design and installation of power cables used in the interrelated fields of electrical, mechanical, and, to some extent, civil engineering. An in-depth exploration of power cable characteristics and applications, it illustrates the many factors that can hinder real-world cable performance. Content focuses on low and medium voltages, considering that these are used for the majority of cables in service globally. This edition also details techniques for testing shielded power cable systems in the field, demonstrating how conductor material size and design depend on ampacity, voltage regulation, and other factors.

Covering everything from manufacturing to testing, this resource will benefit:

  • Cable engineers and technicians (working for investor-owned utilities, rural electric cooperatives, and industrial manufacturers) who need to improve their oversight and understanding of power cables
  • Universities that offer electrical power courses
  • Professionals who must master new power cable terminology, engineering characteristics, and background information that will aid them in their decision making responsibilities

The author is a life fellow of the IEEE and one of the original developers of industry standards for cables and accessories. To simplify field fundamentals and techniques for less experienced readers, his book contains new, updated, and expanded chapters and an extensive glossary, in addition to useful references, tables, equations, and photographs. More experienced engineers will appreciate the book’s invaluable updates on the emerging materials, products, and concepts driving their dynamic field.


"Electrical Power Cable Engineering, Second Edition meets its complex subject in a readable fashion, especially for those with limited background and experience…sufficient detail is provided for those with greater need in evaluating different cables for specific applications."

—Kenneth N. Mathes, Consulting Engineer, Schenectady, New York

"… of interest to cable engineers and technicians, especially those from the utilities, electric power industry, and power plants; cable manufacturers: and those interested in learning about cable engineering. It is written in a manner to quickly deliver useful and practical information about low and medium voltage cable technology."

—John J. Shea,IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

Table of Contents

Historical Perspective

Basic Dielectric Theory


Cable Characteristics-Electrical

Insulating Materials for Cables

Electrical Properties of Materials

Shielding of Power Cables

Sheaths, Jackets, and Armors

Standards and Specifications

Cable Manufacturing

Cable Installation

Splicing, Terminating, and Accessories


Sheath Bonding and Grounding

Cable Testing in the Field


Lightning Protection

Cable Performance

Concentric Neutral Corrosion


Tables and Data

About the Editor

William Thue is a consultant from Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.

About the Series

Power Engineering (Willis)

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical