Lubrication of Electrical and Mechanical Components in Electric Power Equipment: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lubrication of Electrical and Mechanical Components in Electric Power Equipment

1st Edition

By Bella H. Chudnovsky

CRC Press

160 pages

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pub: 2019-05-09
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Lubrication of Electrical and Mechanical Components in Electric Power Equipment presents an analysis of multiple applications of lubricants in the power industry for both electrical and mechanical parts. One of the key features of this book includes a look at the use of lubricants for surfaces of electrical and mechanical parts protection from mechanical wear and friction. Also included are examples of degradation due to fretting, as well as corrosion protection when lubricant is a barrier between metallic surfaces and atmospheric pollutants.

This book analyzes the effects of chemical composition and consistency (fluids, greases, solid lubricants) and the durability of lubricants in regard to various types of contacts and mechanical parts material, design and load. Focused on the importance of carefully choosing the lubricants to maintain a stable contact resistance; preserve the physical integrity of the contact surface; and extend the useful life of mechanical parts, such as bearings, the author presents an exhaustive list of lubricants manufacturers and products recommended for use in the electrical industry.

Table of Contents

Electrical Contacts in Circuit Breaking and Switching Equipment. Lubrication of Electrical Connectors. Lubricants in Specific Electrical Contact Applications. Role of Mechanism Lubrication in Circuit Breaking Equipment. Factors Causing Lubrication Failures in Mechanisms. Lubrication of Wind Turbines. Lubricating Oils for Wind Turbine Application. Oil Contamination in Wind Turbine Gearboxes. Wind Turbine Bearing and Gearbox Failures Caused by Lubrication. Lubricants for Power Electrical Equipment. Lubricants for Wind Turbines.

About the Author

Bella Chudnovsky earned her PhD in the fields of Applied Physics and Material Science at Rostov State University (RSU) in Russia. For the first 25 years of her career, she worked as a successful scientist for the Institute of Physics at RSU and at the University of Cincinnati since 1992.

During the last 12 years of her career, she worked as an R&D engineer for Schneider Electric-Square D Company, where her principal areas of activities were aimed at resolving multiple aging problems and developing means of mitigating deteriorating processes in power distribution equipment. In this field, she has published 40 papers in both national and international technical journals and conferences proceedings.

After her retirement in 2009, she worked on the book summarizing all what was previously investigated and studied on multiple topics of aging and life extension techniques in electrical industry. First edition of the book was published in December 2012 by CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). In the second edition of the book, published in February 2017, she updated the book and included the review of the issues of aging and means of life extension techniques for renewable energy power equipment. She is currently working on the third book focused on lubrication of electrical power equipment.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical