1st Edition

Power Distribution Engineering
Fundamentals and Applications




ISBN 9780824792374
Published June 29, 1994 by CRC Press
374 Pages

USD $270.00

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Book Description

"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. "

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

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". . .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