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Switchgear plays a fundamental role within the power supply industry. It is required to isolate faulty equipment, divide large networks into sections for repair purposes, reconfigure networks in order to restore power supplies and control other equipment. This book begins with the general principles of the Switchgear function and leads on to discuss topics such as interruption techniques, fault level calculations, switching transients and electrical insulation; making this an invaluable reference source. Solutions to practical problems associated with Distribution Switchgear are also included.

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Covering general principles of the switchgear function, this reference for practicing engineers and power engineering students discusses topics such as interruption techniques, fault level calculations, switching transients, and electrical insulation, and offers solutions to practical problems associated with distribution switchgear. Chapters cover symmetrical and asymmetrical fault currents, operating mechanisms, primary and secondary switchgear, high-voltage fuse-links, and switchgear type tests. Stewart is retired from the switchgear industry. The book is distributed in the US by Books International.
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Switchgear plays a fundamental role within the power supply industry.

About the Author

Stan Stewart worked for A. Reyrolle and Co. Ltd. for over 20 years. In 1979 he joined Brush Switchgear Ltd. as Chief Designer, later joining the board as Technical Director. Mr. Stewart moved to East Midlands Electricity in 1990, and then joined GEC ALSTOM Distribution Switchgear Ltd. as Technical Director before retiring in 1998. During his career he served for a total of 18 years as a member of the BEAMA Switchgear Technical Committee and was responsible for leading the design team which produced the UK's first indigenous SF6 circuit breaker, the 145kV type SPL in 1977, followed by the 245kV SPL.

Table of Contents

Basics and General Principles Interruption Techniques Fault Level Calculations Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Fault Currents Electromagnetic Forces and Contact Design Switching Transients Insulation Operating Mechanisms Primary Switchgear Cable Connected Secondary Switchgear Overhead Conductor Connected Secondary Switchgear High-Voltage Fuse-Links Switchgear Type Tests Product Conformity, Quality Control and Service Problem Resolution Cost of Ownership The Future Further Reading National, International and Customer Specifications References Index

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Institution of Engineering & Technology
Power Resources
IEE Power and Energy Series
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Professional and scholarly
9.5 x 6 x .75 in

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Engineering » Engineering » General Engineering
History and Social Science » Geography » General
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electricity
Science and Mathematics » Energy » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Popular Chaos and Fractals

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