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Power Distribution Engineering

Fundamentals and Applications, 1st Edition

By James J. Burke

CRC Press

374 pages

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"Covering virtually all areas of distribution engineering, this complete reference work examines the unique behavior of utilities and provides the practical knowledge necessary to solve real-world distribution problems. "

Reviews

". . .a good overview of common practice in American public distribution systems. . .. . . .gives us a lot of insight in practical problems (and solutions) in power systems. I certainly learned a lot from reading this book. "

---International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education

Table of Contents

PREFACE

UTILITY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM DESIGN AND CHARACTERISTICS 1

Introduction

Design

Overhead vs. Underground

Grounding

Load and Fault Characteristics

Questions

TRANSFORMERS AND REGULATORS

Transformers

Distribution Transformer Connections

Regulators

Questions

APPLICATION OF CAPACITORS FOR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS 64

Fundamentals

Voltage Rise and Voltage Drop

Losses

Questions

DISTRIBUTION OVERCURRENT PROTECTION

Introduction

Characteristics of Devices

Coordination of Devices

Questions

SURGE ARRESTERS

CharaC't:eristics of Lightning

System Overvoltage

Silicon Carbide vs. MOV Arresters

Classes of Arresters

Arrester Selection

Insulation Coordination

Traveling Waves

Line Protection

Induced Strikes

Reference

Questions

DISTRIBUTION RELIABILITY

Introduction

Fundamentals

Power Quality

Factors Affecting Reliability

Reference

Questions

POWER QUALITY FUNDAMENTALS

Introduction

Definitions

Voltage Quality

Sensitive Loads

Power Line Conditioning

Electromagnetic Fields

Stray Voltage

Reference

Questions

DISTRIBUTION ECONOMICS

Introduction

Time Value of Money

Annual Carrying Charge

Definition of Terms

Economic Evaluations

Reference-

Questions

INDEX

About the Series

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical