Initially, from the very time of its preparation, this publication has been conceived as a revision of another one, also very practical and proven useful to the readers, namely Linear Network Analysis, which was published in 1965. Sometimes, when conducting the study of the electrical systems, is may become appropriate to specifically address to internal structure and the composition of the electrical system in question.
Then, the topology shall definitely be considered the critical analytical tool to use. However, it shall be noted that in most of the other cases the external characteristics analysis would be the one that presents interest. In this book the authors are mostly dealing with the internal composition and port, or system, characteristics. The most important mathematical tools are matrix analysis, complex variable functions, linear graphs etc. The good attempt was made in this book to a very careful development of the network theory fundamentals.
The authors also considered the frequency and time response, synthesis and analysis. Though most part of the book is limited to the linear and time-invariant electrical networks, one of the chapters have been specifically concerned with time-varying and non-linear networks.
Below you may see the list of topics that have been covered by the authors of this publication - as you can see, the main emphasis was made by the authors on the various techniques and ways of measurement of following characteristics. The readers will get necessary technical information describing the electromagnetic variables measurement as well as the voltage and electric power measurement, understand the power factor and electric phase measurements and energy measurement.
The book sheds the light on the measurement of the electrical conductivity/resistivity and charge and also on the measurements of the electric capacitance and permittivity. The issues relating to the measurements of the electric and magnetic field strength, permeability and hysteresis, inductance and immittance, Q-factor, distortion, noise and microwave measurement have also been addressed together with the signal processing, filters and modulation matters, spectrum analysis/correlation, analog-to-digital converters, computer technology and telemetry, sensor networks/communication.
Among another important topics there are electromagnetic compatibility, various types of displays including LCD, plasma, cathode ray tube, light-emitting diode etc, reading and recording devices... Well-illustrated and useful source of technical information for electrical engineers.
This publication appears to be the only one available, that would be able to provide a truly comprehensive coverage of this vital area. It was prepared by a world leading and Internationally recognized UK authorities in the subject field. The books will be very useful for all readers since it brings together all relevant technical information from the number of various European and British technical standards and presents all gathered info in a single volume.
We are pretty sure that the present title would be not only very useful to the marine engineers from the United Kingdom and/or European countries who are involved with electrical installations that have been located in hazardous areas, but especially to United States professionals who are not as conversant with the technical approach taken in the Europe and UK. We would therefore highly recommend this book to all such engineers. It is the must have book for everyone who need to decide how to rate an area properly.
The publication is intended to address all issues related to the location of the various equipment in the hazardous areas on offshore installations and other facilities, and explains readers the increasing complexity of the relevant technical codes and standards...
While the very first edition of this handbook proved the most successful of the whole Portable Handbook series, being aimed at electrical technicians and engineers who are working in building electrical power systems, the present new release of this book has been necessitated by the very latest version of the NEC, i.e. National Electrical Code, rendering much of the existing material obsolete.
This, in turn, necessitated about half of the book's content be re-written. The publication will definitely be very useful for any worker of the electrical industry since it contains so much valuable technical info plus recommendations provided from the equipment manufacturers, covering grounding issues and maintenance, fire protection systems and lighting, electrical motors etc. The text is supplemented with numerous charts and graphs for illustration.
We would consider this publication a truly indispensable and handy reference source for all electrical engineers. Most part of the reference material in the handbook bases on the recognized engineering practices and classic methods. Some basic design calculations have also been included in this book. This is a quick-look-up working tool for the electricians which is intended to take the guesswork out of nearly any electrical design calculation and related task.
The approach to probability and statistics used in this chapter is the pragmatic one that probability and statistics are methods of operating in the presence of incomplete knowledge. The most common example is tossing a coin. It will land heads or tails, but the relative frequency is unknown. The two events are often assumed equally likely, but a skilled coin tosser may be able to get heads almost all of the time.
The statistical problem in this case is to determine the relative frequency. Given the relative frequency, probability techniques answer such questions as how long can we expect to wait until three heads appear in a row. Another example is light bulbs. The outcome is known: any bulb will eventually fail. If we had complete knowledge of the local universe, it is conceivable that we might compute the lifetime of any bulb. In reality, the manufacturing variations and future operating conditions for a lightbulb are unknown to us. It may be possible, however, to describe the failure history for the general population. In the absence of any data, we can propose a failure process that is due to the accumulated effect of small events (corrosion, metal evaporation, and cracks) where each of these small events is a random process.
It is shown in the statistics section that a failure process that is the sum of many events is closely approximated by a distribution known as the normal distribution. A manufacturer can try to improve a product by using better materials and requiring closer tolerances in the assembly. If the light bulbs last longer and there are fewer differences between the bulbs, then the failure curve should move to the right and have less dispersion...
Here is the truly must-have reference for any electrical engineer. We would treat this publication as the power system engineering classic. The book was prepared by the professional practicing electrical engineers that were considered the recognized industry experts. This reference book covers all relevant power generation aspects as well as transmission/distribution of the electric power.
This publication starts with the sections describing and discussing the basic characteristics of the power system, such as the overhead lines and cable, reactors, transformers, symmetrical components etc. Then the authors move to the calculations and various applications including regulation of the electric power regulation and possible losses, stability and relaying issues, distribution system, protection from lightning, steady state performance etc.
Though published quite a long time ago, the book remains very actual since the basic design and equipment of the power systems are in operation and did not change fundamentally, so all the information provided in the book can be considered current; note that it is quite difficult to find any new technical reference sources that would be readable and practical...
In the present latest release of the electrical safety handbook the team of the well respected and recognized authors did a perfect job and brought together nearly all important aspects of the electrical safety. The book covers all major standards relating to the electricity including but not limited to NESC, NFPA, NEC, OSHA, IEEE 1584, 70E. It is a very practical and nicely illustrated source of lifesaving info specifically designed for work environments.
The guide mainly is intended to provide the readers with the up-to-date and actual strategies of the electrical safety to be uses in various commercial/industrial and other electrical systems in a very understandable and easy-to-follow format. The publication has been prepared by the experts in operation, construction, engineering, maintenance and, of course, safety of electrical equipment and systems and delivers necessary details on the electrical hazards, associated safety equipment, procedures and methods, safe maintenance of the electrical equipment, accident prevention and investigation, rescue, first aid, bounding and grounding, low-, medium- and high- voltage safety management, safety training, relevant safety standards, guidelines and requirements etc. We would definitely consider this publication to be a sort of safety resource that anyone dealing with the electrical safety must possess.
This book features quite informal and accessible style of writing, combined with a simple treatments of math, and a very clear guidelines to applications - all this have made the publication one of the best selling and most popular ones in the fields of electrical engineering and electronics. The readers will find this book comprehensive though very readable.
The authors have emphasized all fundamental ideas that are relevant to the correct understanding of the various electrical properties of materials. All topics in the publication have been selected with the author's intent to explain the principles of construction/operation of various devices used in engineering or proposed for future use in the industry. The use of math has been kept to a minimum owing to choosing the simplest model capable of displaying the essential properties of a phenomenon.
Most of the sections in this book are self contained and might actually be used as background reading. All challenging topics have been explained in this publication and we specifically recommend this reading to anyone having the materials science/materials engineering background. However, it suits everyone - the authors made their best to explain the technology using the introductory-level physics and mathematics.