Overvoltage Protection of Low Voltage Systems

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Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 358 pages
This highly illustrated and practical book surveys techniques available to protect LV equipment and systems from lightning strikes and other surges. After examining the physical origins and effects of these phenomena, it concentrates on the components and applications of protective measures and systems, placed in the context of current IEC and VDE standards. This unique book provides the reader with a thorough background in almost every aspect of lightning and its impact on electrical and electronic equipment. The contents range from basic discharge processes in air through transient electromagnetic field generation and interaction with overhead lines and underground cables, to lightning protection and testing techniques. This book is of value to anyone designing, installing or commissioning equipment, which needs to be secured against lightning strikes, as well as being a sound introduction to research students working in the field.

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Dr.-Ing. Peter Hasse originally studied electrical and power engineering at the Berlin Technical University and graduated to Dr.-Ing. from the Adolf-Mattias-Institute for high voltage engineering. In 1973 he joined the research and development department of the Dehn + Söhne company in Neumarkt/Opf, where he was instrumental in developing lightning and overvoltage protection systems. His career for the company progressed and since 1981 he has been Managing Director. He has also played a significant role in national and international standards-making bodies in the area of lightning protection. He is a member of various technical associations and institutions, and lectures regularly on this subject. He is widely published in several languages.

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