Newnes Electrical Power Engineer's Handbook

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D.F. Warne
Elsevier, Jun 2, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 480 pages
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The second edition of this popular engineering reference book, previously titles Newnes Electrical Engineer’s Handbook, provides a basic understanding of the underlying theory and operation of the major classes of electrical equipment.

With coverage including the key principles of electrical engineering and the design and operation of electrical equipment, the book uses clear descriptions and logical presentation of data to explain electrical power and its applications. Each chapter is written by leading professionals and academics, and many sections conclude with a summary of key standards.

The new edition is updated in line with recent advances in EMC, power quality and the structure and operation of power systems, making Newnes Electrical Power Engineer’s Handbook an invaluable guide for today’s electrical power engineer.

ˇ A unique, concise reference book with contributions from eminent professionals in the field
ˇ Provides straightforward and practical explanations, plus key information needed by engineers on a day-to-day basis
ˇ Includes a summary of key standards at the end of each chapter

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The Break down voltage in kV with a standard distance of 2.5 mm between electrdoes for transformer depends Oil's dieltric strength. In normal cases differnt version appears when the results. We had a classical expample of 60 kV per 1 min which yieled the PI. But we faced the difficulty of getting 10 ppm.
A standard corelation of break down voltage needs to be included irrespective of Specifications adopted by the countries. BS,IS & American Standard.
Also, the SF6 pressure of 7.0 bar has been recoomeded irespective of the switchgears used for AIS/GIS. In practical application 7.0 is the maximum pressure, 6.5 bar for alarm & 6.0 for trip. This needs to be standaridised. The 7.0 bar pressure of SF6 is applaicable for Disconnector switches for the GIS.
The 420 kV GIS with AIS Bus bar shall have the support Bus Post Insulators cantilever strength normally of 8 kN shall be indicated as practically used.


1 Introduction
2 Principles of electrical engineering
3 Materials for electrical engineering
4 Measurements and instrumentation
5 Generators
6 Transformers
7 Switchgear
8 Fuses and protection relays
10 Motors motor control and drives
11 Power electronic circuits and devices
12 Batteries and fuel cells
13 The power system
14 Power quality and electromagnetic compatibility
15 Electricity and potentially explosive atmospheres
16 Principles of electrical safety

9 Wires and cables

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