18.03.2018
CODE OF PRACTICE FOR IN—SERVICE INSPECTION AND TESTING OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

This is the third edition of the popular Code of Practice dealing with the established procedures and techniques for the routine inspection and periodical in-service testing of the electrical equipment. The main goal of the document is to provide valuable advice and instruction on the inspection and testing in order to determine if the electrical equipment can be considered fit for service or there is necessity for the maintenance/replacement.

This edition of the Code features clarification of the equipment covered in its pages, and additional explanations of the terminology involved. The authors have also covered some of the alternative methods of testing. Moreover, the publication provides some additional explanation on the test leads and RCD adaptors as well as on the extension leads. The text is supplemented with the newly introduced appendices containing numerous images illustrating normally encountered deficiencies.

Regularly conducted inspection of the electrical equipment and installations is considered a fundamental part of the preventive maintenance program. Records of the routine maintenance and test results shall be maintained throughout the whole working cycle of the equipment, this is required to enable the condition of the equipment, effectiveness of the periodical maintenance policy for the assessment, and to show that the maintenance system is in place and effective.

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17.03.2018
SHORE—SIDE POWER SUPPLY

The publication presents a professional feasibility study of the proposed technical solutions for the on-shore electrical infrastructure to supply ships with the electrical power during their staying at ports. The vessels utilize their diesel engines in order to produce the electricity they require for the loading/discharging activities, hoteling and other needs while in ports.

Main shipboard engines are commonly switched off straight after the vessel gets berthed. Nowadays, the auxiliary engines installed on board run on the cheap low quality fuel, and their operation results in the negative impact on the environment. There are several marine ports applying the shore-side electrical power supply in the port infrastructure and the environment of those parts have significantly improved during past years.

The other ports have subsequently started investigation in this field analyzing the possibilities of arranging the shore-side supply. When preparing a technical design, the first thing to be investigated is the shipboard electrical system. The study contained in this report has shows how the electrical power needs vary depending on the type of ship, ranging from one to eleven megawatts. The ports shall be duly aware of the ship power needs, system voltage and frequency in order to properly design the supply facility...

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08.03.2018
DELMARS STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY

This sixth edition of the famous textbook by Delmar has been mainly intended for students involved in electrical trade programs at community colleges, high schools and those engaged in industry training. It is assumed by the authors that the readers have had no prior deep knowledge of electricity; however, the book provides quite comprehensive coverage for use a reference tool even for experienced professionals.

The content of this publication itself is presented as a sort of blend of the theoretical knowledge and practical experience. It explains the various technical concepts related to electrical theory and also contains a number of case studies and practical examples of how to perform many of the common tasks that the industrial electricians must perform on the regular basis. The book also includes a very extensive art program which contains nice line drawings and full color high-quality images, and a huge number of practical exercises, all intended to serve to further clarification of the theoretical concepts.

This edition of the Textbook has been updated to the 2014 NEC. All materials provided in the book are explained really well and using an understandable language so it will be good for the beginners to electrical engineering as well as to students.​

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07.03.2018
A GUIDE TO SHIPS ELECTROTECHNOLOGY

An excellent guide to the electrical technology on board ships released by the MarineInsight team. Any vessel is like a floating city enjoying nearly all privileges that are commonly available to any of those operational set-ups ashore. Like any city, the vessel requires some fundamental amenities in order to sustain life on boars, and the most important of the amenities would be electrical power, which is generated by shipboard generator or alternator working together.

The material in this booklet is arranged in four sections. The first section provides the general information on power generation, shipboard HV systems and electrical propulsion of vessels. The second section of the book is devoted to the electrical instruments including PMMC and Megger, thermocouples, rectifiers and amplifiers together with the associated circuits.

The next section addresses electrical safety on board ship, covering safety devices fitted on the main switchboard, electrical fires and insulation, safety and precautions, generator safety matters and blackouts. The closing section of the volume is dealing with the electrical maintenance including electrical faults, relay maintenance, motor overhaul, maintenance of bus bars and alternators, and routine inspection of electrical starter panel.

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20.02.2018
COMPREHENSIVE DICTIONARY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

One of the best electrical engineering publications available today. The publication features impressive coverage of all important terminology as well as definitions and acronyms. This is the second edition of the dictionary and the author has made all necessary amendments to the original publication in order to make the dictionary better. His efforts have eventually resulted in a true bestseller reflecting all recent advances in electrical engineering and associated disciplines.

The lexicon of the dictionary includes more that thousand and half additional entries bringing a total number of entries to eleven thousands. The content of the dictionary has been developed n the basis of the invaluable contributions by the world leading experts. ore that a hundred of informative illustrations and data tables accompany the main content. The newly included areas cover the hybrid vehicles and mechatronics, data storage and embedded systems and sensors, process control and related instrumentation etc.

One of the reasons for the revision was to include many of the completely new terms of computer electronics, fuel cells and others. This fully up-to-date reference source embracing the whole electrical engineering and device electronics, digital systems and control/power systems will be equally interesting to the students and practitioners and is therefore recommended to all groups of users.

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20.01.2018
MARITIME WIDEBAND COMMUNICATION NETWORKS — VIDEO TRANSMISSION SCHEDULING

This publication was written by Tingting Yang and Sherman Shen who made an attempt to cover the constantly emerging networks of maritime wideband communications. The authors are trying to describe to the readers how such networks facilitate the applications like general communications, urgency, maritime distress etc. This book was initially intended to provide a good insight to the scheduling of the maritime data transmission and to the protocol design for the network that has been mentioned above.

The book starts with some brief intro to the networks including their principal architecture, framework and operation principles, and it also includes a survey on current developments in this area. The next part of the book will present the resource allocation as well as the scheduling for the video transmission with the aim to maximize the weights of the video packets being uploaded and transferred. The duet of authors are also proposing an energy and content-aware scheduling scheme for better packet throughput.

Basing on the real vessel route traces received from the navigation programs, the results of the simulations are demonstrating the true viability of the schemes proposed. In addition, the conclusions and valuable suggestions for the future researches have been discussed in this book...

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14.01.2018
ELEMENTS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

An excellent textbook providing readers with the introduction to electrical engineering. The book starts with the chapter on direct current circuits covering the structure of matter and concept of charge, EMF and current, charge-current relation, resistance, resistivity and conductivity, RTC, electrical networks, their classification and relevant terminology, sources of energy, open and short circuits, Ohm's Law, voltage and current division in series/parallel circuits of resistors, Kirchhoff's Laws and Cramer's Rule, loop current concept, delta and star connections etc.

In short, the other chapters of the textbook are dealing with the electrostatics and capacitance including relevant laws, electric flux, permittivity, capacitance, potential gradient etc., electromagnetics covering magnet and its properties, magnetic field, magnetic flux, permeability, reluctance, MMF, permeance and magnetic circuits etc., fundamentals of alternate current circuits, their advantages and types of alternate current waveforms, single phase and three phase circuits.

There are also chapters devoted to the batteries and cables addressing types of cells and terminology used, capacity and efficiency of the batteries, their charging etc., electrical wiring including requirements and procedures for installation and testing, illumination, protective devices, necessary safety precautions to be in place, and other information.

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06.01.2018
ELECTRIC DRIVES — DESIGN METHODOLOGY

The publication is dealing with the design methodology of the electric drives. The book starts with the explanation of what electric drive is. In fact, it is a system converting electric energy into mechanical energy by means of the electric motor and peripherals that are required for transmission, supply and control of the energy.

The design concept of such system is characteristic of the drive. And, as it is a case with any other system and equipment, the overall quality of it is commonly evaluated on the basis of the weakest component. The electric drives shall always be duly adapted to the intended application.

The present volume covers the driven bodies and transmission including their types and characteristics, resolution and speed adaptation etc., electric motors and their characterization including parametric expression and scaling laws, global design of the electric drives, electrical and electronic peripheral items, sensors of various types, current and protection sensors, direct and integrated drives including their working principle and realization. In short, the publication provides all necessary information on the design of electric drives that will be needful in the industry.

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