Industrial Power Engineering Handbook

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Industrial Power Engineering Handbook
Industrial Power Engineering Handbook

by: KC Agrawal

Topics include: arriving surge, surge transferences, isolated neutral system, ground fault protection scheme, entrance coil, neutral grounding system, isolated phase bus, power frequency withstand test, voltage withstand level, fast bus transfer, surge protection scheme, voltage withstand test, knee point voltage, accuracy limit factor, intermittent periodic duty, embedded temperature detectors, sectional bus, uncompensated line, natural current zero, first current zero, parting contacts, harmonic disorders, neutral grounding transformer, current chopping, effectively grounded system

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Never before has so much ground been covered in a single volume reference source. This five-part work is sure to be of great value to students, technicians and practicing engineers as well as equipment designers and manufacturers, and should become their one-stop shop for all information needs in this subject area. This book will be of interest to those working with: Static Drives, Static Controls of Electric Motors, Speed Control of Electric Motors, Soft Starting, Fluid Coupling, Wind Mills, Generators, Painting procedures, Effluent treatment, Electrostatic Painting, Liquid Painting, Instrument Transformers, Core Balanced CTs, CTs, VTs, Current Transformers, Voltage Transformers, Earthquake engineering, Seismic testing, Seismic effects, Cabling, Circuit Breakers, Switching Surges, Insulation Coordination, Surge Protection, Lightning, Over-voltages, Ground Fault Protections, Earthing, Earth fault Protection, Shunt Capacitors, Reactive control, Bus Systems, Bus Duct, and Rising mains

Electrical, Plant and Facilities / Maintenance Engineers practicing in industry. Students, designers and equipment manufacturers.


Part 1: ELECTRIC MOTORS. Theory, Performance and Constructional Features Of Induction Motors

Motor Torque, Load Torque and Selection Of Motors

Duties Of Induction Motors

Starting Of Squirrel Cage Induction Motors

Starting and Control Of Slip-Ring Induction Motors

Static Control and Braking Of Motors

Special Purpose Motors

Transmission Of Load and Suitability Of Bearings

Winding Insulation and Its Maintenance

Installation and Maintenance Of Electric Motors

Philosophy Of Quality Systems and Testing Of Electrical Machines

Protection Of Electric Motors

A Few Rules of Thumb for day-to-day Use.


Painting Procedure of Switchgear and Controlgear Assembiles and Treatment of Effluent

Testing of a Metal Enclosed Switchgear Assembly

Instrument and Control Transformers : Application and Selection

Captive Power Generation

Selection of Power Cables

Part 3: VOLTAGE SURGES, OVER VOLTAGES AND GROUNDING PRACTICES. Voltage Surges - Causes, Effects and Remedies

Surge Arresters : Application and Selection

Circuit Interrupters

Temporary Over Voltages

Grounding Philosophy

Grounding Practices

Part 4: POWER CAPACITORS. Switching Phenomenon and Power Factor Improvement

System Regulation (Use of Series Capacitors)

Making of Capacitor Units and Ratings of Switching Devices

Protection, Maintenance and Testing of Capacitor Units

Power Reactors

Part 5: BUS SYSTEMS. Power Carrying through Metal Enclosed Bus Systems

Recommended Practices to Mount the Buses and Making the Bus Joints

Properties and Ratings of Current Carrying Conductors

Isolated Phase Bus System

Testing of a Metal Enclosed Bus System


Extract from a review by Bhaskar Sinha, Dy. G. M. (Engg.), BHEL,
published in Beacon, house journal of IEEE Delhi Section, Vol.21,No.1,

The release of a new title by the renowned technical publishing house of Newnes / Butterworth-Heinemann is usually a noteworthy event for the technical fraternity. The title under review has come as a surprise, not only because it far exceeds the standard usually set for handbooks but also because it has achieved the unique distinction of being a reference work equally useful and valuable for industry professionals, practising engineers, consultants, technicians, students, teachers, research scholars and all others professionally interested in industrial power systems.

By virtue of their diversity, complexity and size, industrial power systems throw a formidable challenge to the electrical engineer. Standard electrical engineer's handbooks do not address the requirements of this special field completely. For the large number of day-to-day problems faced by production, operation and maintenance engineers working in industries there are few dedicated reference books to fall back upon for guidance. The ones that are available also do not cover the ground adequately. The present work is perhaps the most complete industrial power systems handbook currently available.

This is a reference for all engineers in design and application, protection and testing, production, project engineering, project implementation and maintenance. The text is structured into five parts. The essential theory of each topic is covered first, followed by industrial practice information. The idea is that detailed theory can always be gleaned from textbooks. Agrawal knows where exactly he must draw the line between theory and application engineering.

Mr. Agrawal has effectively bridged the gap between theory and practice in his book. Clear application data and guidelines, manufacturer's practices, application practices, commercially available ratings of machines, selection, operation and maintenance of equipment and plant, troubleshooting - all are covered in every conceivable detail. The material is cleverly keyed in to the recommendations of international standards organisations like ISO, IEEE, ANSI, BSI, DIN, IEC, etc.

One detailed flip-through leaves you convinced of the publisher's claim that "never before has so much ground been covered in a single volume reference source". Apart from doing yeomen's service to practising engineers, the author has done a great favour to teachers at technical institutes who have limited access to information from the Industry. Students will now not be deprived of this kind of information since teachers can always refer this excellent handbook to reply to questions raised in the classroom.

The production values of the book are excellent. Each page is lavishly illustrated with high quality drawings, graphs and photographs. The overall structuring of the book is excellent.

There is no capsule biography of the author anywhere in the book. For most readers Agrawal will remain only a name.

At the end of it all, the book emerges as a landmark achievement in its field. When you put it down, you cannot help wishing there were separate handbooks of identical character in the areas of transmission, distribution and utilization too.

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