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    DescriptionThis is a guide to the use of induction motors for electricity generation in remote locations. It is written as a practical handbook for engineers and technicians involved in designing and installing small water-power schemes for isolated houses and communities. This revised edition brings in new concepts developed and tested to expand the power range of application of motors as generators, to make this technology safer and more reliable, while keeping costs low and making it accessible to developing countries. It also contains a new chapter on mains-connecting micro-hydro generators. This edition also draws on the practical experience of manufacturers and installers of induction generator units working in village locations in a large number of countries, among them Sri Lanka, Nepal, Peru, Kenya and others.

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    Motors as Generators for Micro-hydro Power
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Nigel Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781853396458
    ISBN 10: 1853396451

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.5
    LC classification: HF
    Abridged Dewey: 338
    BIC subject category V2: THX
    BISAC V2.8: TEC031010
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BISAC V2.8: TEC007000
    Libri: I-TE
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26840
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    DC22: 621.313
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC042000
    DC22: 621.204
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    Thema V1.0: THR, THV
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    39 black & white line drawings, 5 black & white halftones
    ITDG Publishing
    Imprint name
    ITDG Publishing
    Publication date
    30 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Nigel Smith has been closely associated with Practical Action since he started working on induction generators for micro-hydro in 1985. He has worked in Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Sri Lanka and Uganda. He has his own engineering company, Sustainable Control Systems, specializing in micro-hydro and rural electrication.
    Review quote
    ...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 20071231
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction; 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; Appendices