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Motors as Generators for Micro-hydro Power


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Prelims (Contents, Figures, Tables, Acknowledgements, Preface, Introduction, Disclaimer) 1. Advantages and disadvantages of induction generators 2. Induction machine construction and operation 3. Selection of an induction motor for use as a generator 4. Excitation capacitor requirements 5. Operating voltage and frequency 6. The effect of load upon generator output 7. Single-phase output from a three-phase machine 8. Protection, safety and earthing 9. Fixed and variable load systems 10. Motor starting 11. Generator commissioning 12. Mains-connected systems Back matter (Appendices 1 - 6, Index)

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Nigel Smith has worked with the Intermediate Technology Development Group on induction generators for micro-hydro since 1985. He gained his PhD from the Nottingham Trent University, where he continues to work as a Senior Research Fellow. He has his own engineering consultancy, Smith Associates, and has worked in Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.


...contains useful new material, notably the up to date information...a resource rather than a recipe book...with clear and simple explanations given throughout.' London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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