1st Edition

Three-Phase Electrical Power




ISBN 9781498737777
Published October 20, 2015 by CRC Press
413 Pages 189 B/W Illustrations

USD $185.00

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Book Description

Three-Phase Electrical Power addresses all aspects of three-phase power circuits. The book treats the transmission of electrical power from the common sources where it is generated to locations where it is consumed. At typical facilities where electrical power is used, the book covers the important topics of grounding, currents, power, demand, metering, circuit protection, motors, motor protection, power factor correction, tariffs, electrical drawings, and relays. Included in the text are the necessary methods of computing currents and power in all possible types of circuit applications as those that are balanced, unbalanced, leading, lagging, three-wire, and four-wire.

Focusing on electrical gear, programs, and issues related to the generation and use of three-phase electrical power, this contemporary educational guide:

  • Uses simple, straightforward language to explain key concepts and their underlying theory
  • Introduces numerous examples, illustrations, and photographs to aid in comprehension
  • Employs phasor concepts throughout the text to aid in the analysis of three-phase circuits
  • Encourages applied learning by supplying practical problems at the end of each chapter
  • Provides extensive references and a glossary of symbols, acronyms, and equations

Three-Phase Electrical Power delivers a much-needed modern-day treatment of three-phase electrical power for electrical engineering students and practitioners alike.

Table of Contents

Alternating Current
Single-Phase Alternating Current
Three-Phase Alternating Current: Basic Concepts
AC Impedance and Admittance
Problems

Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
Generation
Transmission
Distribution
Electrical Gear
Per Unit Calculations
Cybersecurity
Problems

Grounding
Definitions
Reasons for Grounding
Single-Phase Grounding
Three-Phase Grounding
Problems

Calculating Currents in Three-Phase Circuits
Calculating Currents in Balanced Three-Phase Circuits
Calculating Currents in Unbalanced Three-Phase Circuits: General
Combined Balanced or Unbalanced Three-Phase Circuits
Problems

Calculating Three-Phase Power
Units
Calculating Power of a Single-Phase Circuit
Calculating Power in Balanced Three-Phase Circuits
Calculating Power in Unbalanced Three-Phase Circuits
Calculating Power in a Three-Phase Circuit with Mixed Wye and Delta Loads
Nonlinear Electrical Circuits
Conclusion
Problems

Demand and Demand Response
Demand Defined
Demand Response
Smart Grid
Problems

Instruments and Meters
Power Measurements
Measuring Power in Three-Phase, Three-Wire Circuits
Measuring Power in a Three-Phase, Four-Wire Circuit
Power Analyzers and Power Quality Meters
Watt-Hour Meters
Demand Meters
Smart Meters
Submeters
Phase Sequence Meters
Earth Resistance
Megohmmeter
High-Potential Tester
Multimeters
Problems

Circuit Protection
General Requirements
Ungrounded Systems
Overcurrent
Faults
Circuit Breakers
Fuses
Short Circuit Study
Damage Curves
Problems

Motors and Motor Protection
Motor Designs
Motor Controls
Problems

Power Factor Correction
Low Power Factor Penalties
Low Power Factor Causes
Capacitors for Power Factor Correction
Capacitors Defined
Capacitor Locations
Harmonic Mitigation
Special Considerations
Sizing Capacitors
Problems

Tariffs
Residential Tariffs
Commercial and Industrial Tariffs
Summary of Common Electric Tariffs
Problems

Relays and Contactors
Relays and Contactors: General
Electromechanical Control Relays
Solid-State Relays
Reed Relays
Environmental Requirements
Enclosures
Protection Relays
Contactors
Terminals and Terminations
Certifications
Common Relay-Associated Mistakes
Problems

Electrical Drawings
One-Line Diagrams
Three-Line Diagrams
Logic Diagrams
Ladder Diagrams
Panel Layout Drawings
Cable Drawings
Raceway
Connection Drawings
Problems

Appendix

Symbols, Acronyms, and Equations

References

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Biography

Joseph E. Fleckenstein graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA with a BS in mechanical engineering and a minor in electrical engineering. Post-graduation, he completed more than 47 courses in a variety of subjects, including graduate level courses at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA and Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA. He has been a registered professional engineer for more than 30 years and, throughout this period, has been involved in a variety of roles with manufacturers and engineering firms. Over the years, he has authored a number of technical papers, specifications, system descriptions, and prepared online courses for registered professional engineers. A senior member of IEEE, a member of Eta Kappa Nu and a life member of ISA, he is well experienced in electrical power generation, transmission, circuit protection, and controls.

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