Audel Electrical Trades Pocket Manual (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 23, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 336 pages
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Answers at your fingertips

This hands-on guide will help you trouble-shoot and solve electrical problems in industrial and commercial settings. You'll find plain-English explanations for a wide range of electrical equipment and systems, from transformers and switchgears to alarm and wiring systems. Use this book to quickly access reliable information and improve your on-the-job skills.

  • Get useful rules of thumb and quick tricks

  • Discover formulas, charts, and tables essential for plant electrical work

  • Locate technical data quickly and get up to speed on everyday electrical questions

  • Packed with illustrations that help you grasp ideas quickly and easily

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 THE LAWS THAT CONTROL AND EXPLAIN ELECTRICITY
1
Chapter 2 POWER GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION WITHIN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES
11
Chapter 3 POWER CONTROL AND LIGHTING TRANSFORMER
21
Chapter 4 ELECTRICAL SWITCHGEAR
31
Chapter 5 ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT PROTECTIVE DEVICES
41
Chapter 6 PERSONNEL PROTECTIVE DEVICES
53
Chapter 7 THREEPHASE MOTORS
61
Chapter 8 CONTROLLING AND PROTECTING THREEPHASE MOTORS
71
Chapter 12 ELECTRICAL LIGHT FIXTURES
111
Chapter 13 ELECTRICAL TIMERS
123
Chapter 14 ELECTRICAL DIAGRAMS
135
Chapter 15 ELECTRICAL TEST INSTRUMENTS
145
Chapter 16 ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING
153
Chapter 17 ACCESS FIRE AND BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEMS
163
Chapter 18 COMPUTER VOICE AND DATA WIRING SYSTEMS
171
Chapter 19 REFERENCE MATERIAL
189

Chapter 9 VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES
79
Chapter 10 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
89
Chapter 11 ELECTRICAL SERVICES
99

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About the author (2012)

L. W. BRITTIAN is a licensed electrician with extensive experience in heavy industry such as refineries, petrochemical plants, and oil and gas production. He has authored numerous training materials for the electrical trades, taught at Texas A&M University and Texas State Technical College, and presented electrical training classes in Africa, Canada, Malaysia, and the United States.

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