639 pages | 63 Color Illus. | 102 B/W Illus.
The revised edition presents, extends, and updates a thorough analysis of the factors that cause and accelerate the aging of conductive and insulating materials of which transmission and distribution electrical apparatus is made. New sections in the second edition summarize the issues of the aging, reliability, and safety of electrical apparatus, as well as supporting equipment in the field of generating renewable energy (solar, wind, tide, and wave power). When exposed to atmospheric corrosive gases and fluids, contaminants, high and low temperatures, vibrations, and other internal and external impacts, these systems deteriorate; eventually the ability of the apparatus to function properly is destroyed. In the modern world of "green energy", the equipment providing clean, electrical energy needs to be properly maintained in order to prevent premature failure. The book’s purpose is to help find the proper ways to slow down the aging of electrical apparatus, improve its performance, and extend the life of power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment.
Part I: Transmission and Distribution Electrical Equipment. Electrical Contacts: Overheating, Wear, and Erosion. Bolted, Plug-on, and Busbar Connections: Materials and Degradation. Plating of Electrical Equipment. Detrimental Processes and Aging of Plating. Electrical Equipment in Corrosive Environment. Lubrication of Distribution Electrical Equipment. Insulation, Coatings, and Adhesives in Transmission and Distribution Electrical Equipment. Electrical Equipment Life Expectancy, Aging, and Failures. Part II: Renewable Energy Equipment Challenges. Solar Energy. Renewable Energy Equipment Challenges: Tidal and Wave Power. Renewable Energy Equipment Challenges: Wind Energy Equipment. Wind Energy Equipment Corrosion. Renewable Energy Equipment Challenges: Wind Turbine Gearboxes and Bearings. Renewable Energy Equipment Challenges: Wind Turbine Lubrication. Renewable Energy Equipment Challenges: Wind Turbine Failures. Life Expectancy and Life Cycle Assessment of Renewable Electrical Equipment. Part III: Testing, Monitoring, and Diagnostics of Electrical Equipment. Physical Conditions of Electrical Equipment: Testing, Monitoring, and Diagnostics. Physical Conditions of Renewable Electrical Equipment: Testing and Monitoring. Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Life Extension Techniques. Life Extension Techniques, Inspection and Maintenance of Renewable Energy Equipment.