Efficient Electrical Systems Design Handbook

By Albert Thumann, Harry Franz

© 2009 – Fairmont Press

225 pages

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9781439803004
pub: 2009-01-19
US Dollars$84.95
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About the Book

Now you can achieve optimum performance and efficiency in the design of electric systems for virtually any size or type of building or industrial facility utilizing the state-of-the-art methodologies detailed in this comprehensive handbook. Step-by-step guidelines take you through each phase of design, covering equipment selection, power distribution system analysis, conduit and conductor sizing, lighting system design, control systems, electronic instrumentation, protective relaying, energy management systems, power quality, variable speed drives, motor selection, and more.

The latest codes (NEC 2008) as well as currently available equipment are referenced. Numerous examples and simulation exercises are included, along with detailed design examples. Fully illustrated with many useful diagrams and tables, this book is a practical guide for electrical engineers, plant and facility engineers, and other professionals responsible for implementing or overseeing the design of facility electrical systems.

Table of Contents

Electrical Basics

Using the Language of the Electrical Engineer

Equipment Selection Considerations

Analyzing Power Distribution Systems

Conduit & Conductor Sizing

How to Design a Lighting System

Using Logic to Simplify Control Systems

Applying Process Controllers & Electronic Instrumentation

Protective Relaying for Power Distribution Systems

Energy Economic Analysis

Energy Management Systems

Power Line Disturbances: Mitigation Equipment & Techniques

Variable Speed Drives

Field Measurements & Determining Electric Motor Efficiency

Testing Rewinds to Avoid Motor Efficiency Degradation

Guidelines for Implementing an Energy-Efficient Motor Retrofit Program

References, Appendix, Index

About the Authors

Albert Thumann, P.E., C.E.M., and Harry Franz, P.E.are practicing electrical engineers with years of hands-on experience in designing highly efficient state-of-the-art electrical systems.

Subject Categories

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