Scope: Switchgear plays a fundamental role within the power supply industry. It is required to isolate faulty equipment, divide large networks into sections for repair purposes, reconfigure networks in order to restore power supplies and control other equipment.
This book begins with the general principles of the Switchgear function and leads on to discuss topics such as interruption techniques, fault level calculations, switching transients and electrical insulation; making this an invaluable reference source. Solutions to practical problems associated with Distribution Switchgear are also included.
Power engineering students and practising engineers
Basics and General Principles, Interruption Techniques, Fault Level Calculations, Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Faults, Electromagnetic Forces and Contact Design, Switching Transients, Insulation, Operating Mechanisms, Primary Switchgear, Cable Connected Secondary Switchgear, Overhead Conductor Connected Secondary Switchgear, High Voltage Fuse Links, Switchgear Type Tests, Product Conformity, Quality Control and Service Problem Resolution, The Cost of Ownership, The Future, Further Reading, National, International and Customer Specifications, Index.