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Power System Commissioning and Maintenance Practice

Energy Engineering

By Keith Harker

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Format: Hardback, 520 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 30 June 1997
Power system reliability and security is highly dependent on the practices employed in both the commissioning and maintenance processes. Both must be to a high standard to ensure that equipment does not enter service with latent deficiencies. This demands engineers who understand the necessary management involved as well as the technical processes. There is very little literature currently available on the subject; a situation which this book seeks to redress. The subject matter covers high voltage plant and the associated protection and control systems and, although it is essentially targeted at the practicalities of commissioning and maintenance, it also incorporates the underpinning technical theory and design considerations. It is aimed primarily at those who are at the outset of their career in electrical engineering, but additionally provides a thorough reference for more experienced engineers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Commissioning managementChapter 2: Maintenance and fault investigationsChapter 3: Power-system theoryChapter 4: Circuit breakersChapter 5: The power transformerChapter 6: Tap change and automatic voltage controlChapter 7: High-voltage pressure testsChapter 8: Underground cables and overhead linesChapter 9: Substation power suppliesChapter 10: Current and voltage transformersChapter 11: Switchgear control systemsChapter 12: Protection and control: generalChapter 13: Overcurrent and earth-fault protectionChapter 14: Distance protectionChapter 15: Unit protection of feedersChapter 16: Unit protection of substation plantChapter 17: Generator protectionChapter 18: IntertrippingChapter 19: On-load tests

About the Author

Keith Harker has spent the whole of his career in the British electrical supply industry. Early appointments were concerned with on-site commissioning and maintenance - spanning distribution, transmission and generation. In recent years he has held senior positions in transmission substation design in both the project management and engineering arms of the National Grid Company, with specific responsibility for commissioning management and associated technical processes.

EAN: 9780852969090
ISBN: 0852969090
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 centimetres (0.61 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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