Electrical Power Equipment Maintenance and Testing

Electrical Power Equipment Maintenance and Testing

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The second edition of a bestseller, this definitive text covers all aspects of testing and maintenance of the equipment found in electrical power systems serving industrial, commercial, utility substations, and generating plants. It addresses practical aspects of routing testing and maintenance and presents both the methodologies and engineering basics needed to carry out these tasks. It is an essential reference for engineers and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance, and testing of power system equipment. Comprehensive coverage includes dielectric theory, dissolved gas analysis, cable fault locating, ground resistance measurements, and power factor, dissipation factor, DC, breaker, and relay testing methods.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1000 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 50.8mm | 1,610.24g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 374 black & white illustrations, 124 black & white tables
  • 1574446568
  • 9781574446562
  • 965,982

About Paul Gill

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, USAshow more

Table of contents

Maintenance Strategies, Dielectric Theory, Insulating Materials, Failure Modes, and Maintenance Impact on Arc-Flash Hazards Introduction Why Maintain and Test Overview of Electrical Maintenance and Testing Strategies Planning an EPM Program Overview of Testing and Test Methods Review of Dielectric Theory and Practice Insulating Materials for Electrical Power Equipment Causes of Insulation Degradation and Failure Modes of Electrical Equipment Maintenance of Protective Devices and their Impact on Arc-Flash Hazard Analysis Direct-Current Voltage Testing of Electrical Equipment Introduction DC Voltage Testing of Insulation DC Testing Methods Transformers Cables and Accessories Electrical Switchgear and Circuit Breakers Motors and Generators Lightning Arresters Capacitors Evaluation of Test Data Readings Precautions when Making DC Tests Power Factor and Dissipation Factor Testing Methods Introduction PF and DF Test Methods Description of the PF Test Equipment Basic Test Connections (Test Modes) for PF Testing Safety Cautions with PF Testing PF Testing of Electrical Apparatus Insulation Evaluation and Grading of PF and DF Test Results Insulating Oils, Fluids, and Gases Introduction Insulating Oil Less Flammable Insulating Fluids Insulating Liquid Sampling Procedures Maintenance and Reconditioning of Insulating Oil and Fluids Insulating Gases Transformers Introduction Transformer Categories and Type Application and Use Transformer Fundamentals Transformer Polarity, Terminal Markings, and Connections Transformer Characteristics Preventive Maintenance of Transformers Transformer Testing Online Condition Monitoring of Transformers Online Monitoring of Bushings and Lightning Arrestors Cables and Accessories Introduction Cable Construction and Classification Cable Characteristics Electrical Constants Cable Ratings Cable Selection and Application Installation of Cables Maintenance of Cables Cable Failures and Their Analysis Field Testing of Medium-Voltage Cables Latest Trends in Cable Condition Monitoring and Aging Assessment Cable Fault Locating Methods Medium-Voltage Switchgear and Circuit Breakers General Medium-Voltage Switchgear Electrical Switchgear Maintenance and Care Electrical Switchgear Testing Control Power for Switchgear DC (Battery) Control Power Equipment AC Control Power Equipment Maintenance and Care of Batteries for Switchgear Applications Low-Voltage Switchgear and Circuit Breakers Low-Voltage Switchgear Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers Overcurrent Protective Devices Fuses Disconnect Switches Selection and Application of Low-Voltage Equipment Low-Voltage Switchgear Maintenance and Care Maintenance and Testing of Low-Voltage Protective Devices Uninterruptible Power Supply Commissioning and Testing Infrared Inspection of Electrical Equipment Testing and Commissioning of Protective Relays and Instrument Transformers Introduction Instrument Transformers Protective Relays Relay Application and Principles Types of Relay Tests Testing and Maintenance of Electromechanical Protective Relays Testing and Commissioning of Static and Digital Relays Event Reporting Motors and Generators General NEMA Classifi cation of Motors and Generators Applications of Motors and Generators AC Motors AC Generators DC Motors DC Generators Motor and Generator Insulation Systems Motor and Generator Maintenance Predictive Maintenance Guide on Motors and Variable Frequency Drives Testing of Motors and Generators Other Insulation Test Methods Vibration Analysis Electrical Power System Grounding and Ground Resistance Measurements Introduction Selection of Grounding Method Selection of Grounding System Understanding Ground Resistance Ground Resistance Values Ground Resistance Measurements Ground Grid Integrity Measurements Power Quality, Harmonics, and Predictive Maintenance Background PQ Concept and Fundamentals Origins of PQ Problems and Harmonics Characteristics of Typical Linear and Nonlinear Loads Effects of Harmonic on Power System Equipment and Loads Predictive Maintenance and PQ Measurements PQ Solution and Power Treatment Devices Electrical Safety, Arc-Flash Hazard, Switching Practices, and Precautions Introduction Industry Standards and Regulatory Requirements for Safety Arc-Flash Hazard and Regulatory Requirements Electrical Safety Practices and Precautions Electrical Switching Practices and Precautions Electrical Fire Emergencies Effects of Electrical Shock First Aid Appendix A Appendix B Bibliography Indexshow more

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