Power Circuit Breaker Theory and Design

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IET, 1982 - Science - 600 pages
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The book has 13 chapters and the following topics are dealt with: development of circuit breakers; physics of circuit breaker arcs; network switching conditions; oil circuit breakers; air break circuit breakers; air blast circuit breakers; SF6 circuit breakers; vacuum circuit breakers; special switching systems; circuit breaker specification and testing; design criteria for reliability, maintenance & safety; insulation applied to circuit breakers; cost effective design; and visual current chopping.
 

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This title discusses, in depth, the wide range of technologies that are involved in power circuit breaker design by analyzing the theoretical and practical problems.

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Contents

Physics of circuitbreaker area
20
Network switching conditions
64
Oil circuit breakers
125
Airbreak circuit breakers
189
iron circuit
201
Airblast circuit breakers
235
SF6 circuit breakers
303
Recent developments in SF6 circuit breakers 1981
328
Vacuum circuit breakers
350
Special switching systems
388
Circuitbreaker specification and testmg
424
Design criteria for reliability maintenance and safety
490
1nsulation applied to circuit breakers
503
Cost effective design
563
Appendix A Virtual current chopping
591
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About the author (1982)

C.H. Flurscheim, BA, FEng, FIEEE, FIMechE, FIEE, the editor and part-author of this volume, read mechanical sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge. He went to the Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co. as a graduate apprentice in 1927 and afterwards joined the staff of the Switchgear Engineering Department. During the war he was responsible for the development of a series of electrical components for aircraft, including under-carriage systems and miniature circuit breakers.In 1949 he was appointed chief engineer of the Switchgear Department, and in 1957 chief electrical engineer of the Metropolitan-Vickers Co., of which he was made a director in 1958. After the reorganisation of the company he became director of engineering of the Power Group and later director of Engineering of the AEI company.Mr Flurscheim has read many papers before the IEE and other technical institutions. He served as Chairman of the IEE Power Division in 1964-65.Apart from his lifelong interest in switchgear, he was, when younger, interested in automobile engineering, and designed one of the first fully automatic gearboxes for motor cars in 1933.