Electrical Calculations and Guidelines for Generating Station and Industrial Plants

1st Edition

Thomas E. Baker

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CRC Press
Published December 19, 2017
Reference - 304 Pages - 205 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781315217277 - CAT# KE40888

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  • Covers, in a single reference, more than 160 calculations for the design, operation, and maintenance support of generating stations and industrial facilities
  • Is supported by inexpensive, simple-to-use software that automates presented calculations
  • Explores electrical theory at the atomic level: How can AC current flow at or near the speed of light? Why is a changing magnetic field required to induce a voltage? What causes hysteresis loss?
  • Bridges the gap between basic theory of AC and that of three-phase power systems
  • Explains the phasor analysis of power and instrument transformer connections
  • Includes practical coverage of power system analysis, including theory and equations involved with short circuits, voltage, and power transfer
  • Demonstrates safety calculations used to determine induced voltages, magnetic forces, and personal ground fusion
  • Delves into auxiliary power system protection, including ground detection and bus transfer schemes
  • Presents typical turbine/generator withstand times and calculations for abnormal operating conditions
  • Provides a balanced cookbook approach to calculating auxiliary power and generator protective relay settings—one that avoids nuisance tripping and protects apparatus
  • Outlines electrical operations and maintenance guidelines for generating stations and industrial plants


"This is really a practical, hands-on book for the working engineer."

—Phillip Wheeler, former Southern California Edison supervising electrical apparatus engineer and regional IEEE PES/IAS leader

A very helpful tool for solving circuit protection problems, Electrical Calculations and Guidelines for Generating Stations and Industrial Plants presents and simplifies the theory and 132 calculations that electrical engineers typically need to understand in order to support operations, maintenance, and betterment projects for generating stations and other large industrial facilities. The book begins with a cursory review or refresher of basic electrical theory. It then provides additional insights into electrical theory and sets the conventions that will be utilized throughout the remainder of the book.


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