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Electrical Power Equipment Maintenance and Testing

2nd Edition

By Paul Gill

CRC Press

1,000 pages | 374 B/W Illus.

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The second edition of a bestseller, this definitive text covers all aspects of testing and maintenance of the equipment found in electrical power systems serving industrial, commercial, utility substations, and generating plants. It addresses practical aspects of routing testing and maintenance and presents both the methodologies and engineering basics needed to carry out these tasks. It is an essential reference for engineers and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance, and testing of power system equipment. Comprehensive coverage includes dielectric theory, dissolved gas analysis, cable fault locating, ground resistance measurements, and power factor, dissipation factor, DC, breaker, and relay testing methods.

Table of Contents

Maintenance Strategies, Dielectric Theory, Insulating Materials, Failure Modes, and Maintenance Impact on Arc-Flash Hazards


Why Maintain and Test

Overview of Electrical Maintenance and Testing Strategies

Planning an EPM Program

Overview of Testing and Test Methods

Review of Dielectric Theory and Practice

Insulating Materials for Electrical Power Equipment

Causes of Insulation Degradation and Failure Modes of Electrical Equipment

Maintenance of Protective Devices and their Impact on Arc-Flash Hazard Analysis

Direct-Current Voltage Testing of Electrical Equipment


DC Voltage Testing of Insulation

DC Testing Methods


Cables and Accessories

Electrical Switchgear and Circuit Breakers

Motors and Generators

Lightning Arresters


Evaluation of Test Data Readings

Precautions when Making DC Tests

Power Factor and Dissipation Factor Testing Methods


PF and DF Test Methods

Description of the PF Test Equipment

Basic Test Connections (Test Modes) for PF Testing

Safety Cautions with PF Testing

PF Testing of Electrical Apparatus Insulation

Evaluation and Grading of PF and DF Test Results

Insulating Oils, Fluids, and Gases


Insulating Oil

Less Flammable Insulating Fluids

Insulating Liquid Sampling Procedures

Maintenance and Reconditioning of Insulating Oil and Fluids

Insulating Gases



Transformer Categories and Type

Application and Use

Transformer Fundamentals

Transformer Polarity, Terminal Markings, and Connections

Transformer Characteristics

Preventive Maintenance of Transformers

Transformer Testing

Online Condition Monitoring of Transformers

Online Monitoring of Bushings and Lightning Arrestors

Cables and Accessories


Cable Construction and Classification

Cable Characteristics

Electrical Constants

Cable Ratings

Cable Selection and Application

Installation of Cables

Maintenance of Cables

Cable Failures and Their Analysis

Field Testing of Medium-Voltage Cables

Latest Trends in Cable Condition Monitoring and Aging Assessment

Cable Fault Locating Methods

Medium-Voltage Switchgear and Circuit Breakers


Medium-Voltage Switchgear

Electrical Switchgear Maintenance and Care

Electrical Switchgear Testing

Control Power for Switchgear

DC (Battery) Control Power Equipment

AC Control Power Equipment

Maintenance and Care of Batteries for

Switchgear Applications

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Circuit Breakers

Low-Voltage Switchgear

Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers

Overcurrent Protective Devices


Disconnect Switches

Selection and Application of Low-Voltage Equipment

Low-Voltage Switchgear Maintenance and Care

Maintenance and Testing of Low-Voltage Protective Devices

Uninterruptible Power Supply Commissioning and Testing

Infrared Inspection of Electrical Equipment

Testing and Commissioning of Protective Relays and Instrument Transformers


Instrument Transformers

Protective Relays

Relay Application and Principles

Types of Relay Tests

Testing and Maintenance of Electromechanical Protective Relays

Testing and Commissioning of Static and Digital Relays

Event Reporting

Motors and Generators


NEMA Classifi cation of Motors and Generators

Applications of Motors and Generators

AC Motors

AC Generators

DC Motors

DC Generators

Motor and Generator Insulation Systems

Motor and Generator Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance Guide on Motors and Variable Frequency Drives

Testing of Motors and Generators

Other Insulation Test Methods

Vibration Analysis

Electrical Power System Grounding and Ground Resistance Measurements


Selection of Grounding Method

Selection of Grounding System

Understanding Ground Resistance

Ground Resistance Values

Ground Resistance Measurements

Ground Grid Integrity Measurements

Power Quality, Harmonics, and Predictive Maintenance


PQ Concept and Fundamentals

Origins of PQ Problems and Harmonics

Characteristics of Typical Linear and Nonlinear Loads

Effects of Harmonic on Power System Equipment and Loads

Predictive Maintenance and PQ Measurements

PQ Solution and Power Treatment Devices

Electrical Safety, Arc-Flash Hazard, Switching Practices, and Precautions


Industry Standards and Regulatory Requirements for Safety

Arc-Flash Hazard and Regulatory Requirements

Electrical Safety Practices and Precautions

Electrical Switching Practices and Precautions

Electrical Fire Emergencies

Effects of Electrical Shock

First Aid

Appendix A

Appendix B



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General