Industrial Electricity and Motor Controls

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 4, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 448 pages
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Dramatically Improve Your Knowledge Base, Skills, and Applications in Every Area of Industrial Electricity

Turn to Industrial Electricity and Electric Motor Controls for complete coverage of the entire industrial electrical field_from the basics of electricity to equipment, to troubleshooting and repair.

Packed with over 650 illustrations, the latest codes and regulations, many study questions and review problems, this career-building tool shows you how to boost your skills and confidence, and then apply this expertise effectively in the workplace. It also includes strategies for avoiding common problems and performing proper procedures on every job. Industrial Electricity and Electric Motor Controls features:

  • Learning how to read blueprints, schematics, schedules, site plans, as well as mechanical or electrical plans
  • Information on electric motors and their controls
  • Troubleshooting and repair techniques using the ladder diagram or schematic
  • Methods for achieving safety in the workplace
  • A handy glossary of terms
  • A large selection of appendices for reference

Inside This Comprehensive Book on Industrial Electricity you will find

• Tools • Safety in the Workplace • Symbols • Control Circuits and Diagrams • Switches • Magnetism and Solenoids • Relays • Motors • Timers and Sensors • Sensors and Sensing • Solenoids and Valves • Motor Starting Methods • Solid State Reduced Voltage Starters • Speed Control and Monitoring • Motor Control and Protection • Three-Phase Controllers • Drives • Transformers • Power Generation • Power Distribution Systems • Programmable Controllers • Troubleshooting and Maintenance • Industrial Electricity as a Career • Appendices: DC Motor Trouble Chart, Wound-Rotor Motor Trouble Chart, Fractional Horsepower Motor Trouble Chart, Selection of Dual-Element Fuses for Motor-Running Overload Protection, Tables and Formulas, Full-Load Currents of AC and DC Motors, Power Factor Correcting Capacitors, Switch Symbols, Wiring Diagram Symbols, Unit Prefixes, Conversion Factors, Decibel Table
 

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Contents

1 Tools and Equipment
29
2 Safety in the Workplace
47
3 Symbols
61
4 Control Circuits and Diagrams
71
5 Switches
83
6 Magnetism and Solenoids
105
7 Relays
113
8 Electric Motors
135
15 Motor Control and Protection
245
16 ThreePhase Controllers
265
17 Drives
277
18 Transformers
287
19 Power Generation
307
20 Power Distribution Systems
323
21 Programmable Controllers
351
22 Troubleshooting and Maintenance
365

9 Timers and Sensors
155
10 Sensors and Sensing
171
11 Solenoids and Valves
191
12 Motor Starting Methods
199
13 SolidState ReducedVoltage Starters
223
14 Speed Control and Monitoring
233
23 Careers in Electricity
393
Glossary
401
Appendices
405
Index
439
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About the author (2008)

Rex Miller is Professor Emeritus at SUNY College at Buffalo, having taught there for more than 35 years.

Mark Miller is Professor of Industrial Technology at the University of Texas at Tyler.

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