This detailed and comprehensive reference presents the latest developments in power system insulation coordination—emphasizing the achievement of optimum insulation strength at minimum cost. Comprehensively covering a myriad of insulation coordination techniques, the book examines electrical transmission and distribution lines and substations. Supplemented with end-of-chapter problem sets and over 1700 literature citations, tables, drawings, and equations, the book focuses on the conventional (or deterministic) method of insulation coordination, as well as the probabilistic method with its emphasis on statistical analysis.
Table of Contents
Specifying the insulation strength; insulation strength characteristics; phase-ground switching overvoltages, transmission lines; phase-phase switching overvoltages, transmission lines; switching overvoltages, substations; the lightning flash;shielding of transmission lines; shielding of substations; review of travelling waves; the backflash; station insulation co-ordination, the incoming surge; the surge arrester; station insulation co-ordination, BIL's and clearances; line arresters; inducedovervoltages; contamination; national electric safety code; overview of line insulation co-ordination.