This book provides an extensive review of recent developments in SF6 Switchgear and covers fundamental properties of SF6, interrupter types, characteristics and associated operating mechanisms, arc modelling and computer aided methods for interrupter design and evaluation. The impact of SF6 Technology upon [i] Transmission Switchgear [ii] Distribution and Utility Switchgear and [iii] Regulations, Testing and Instrumentation is dealt with comprehensively. The book contains over 300 key references and more than 150 illustrations.
Specifically aimed at power engineers in the manufacturing and supply industries, teachers and students of electrical engineering involved in undergraduate or postgraduate programmes and professional short courses and seminars in Universities and Polytechnics.
Introduction. Fundamental Properties of SF6 Interrupters. Characteristics of SF6 Interrupters. Arc Modelling and Computer-aided Methods for Interrupter-design evaluation. Impact of SF6 Technology Upon Transmission Switchgear. Impact of SF6 Technology Upon Distribution and Utility Switchgear. Operating Mechanisms for SF6 Circuit Breakers. Impact of SF6 Technology Upon Regulations, Testing and Instrumentation. Conclusions. References. Index.