Protection of Electricity Distribution Networks, 3rd Edition

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  • Year: 2011

  • Format: Paperback

  • Product Code: PBPO0650

  • ISBN: 978-1-84919-223-1

  • Pagination: 368 pp.

  • Stock Status: In stock

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High quality electrical service is everyday more stringent in utilities and industrial facilities around the world. One of the main players to achieve this is the protection system, which has to be reliable, fast and with a good cost/benefit ratio.

Protection of generation and transmission systems are also treated in the text. References to modern topics such as the Distributed Generation, Smart Grid and Standard IEC 61850 have been introduced.

Written by two well experienced engineers who combine a comprehensive theoretical background with examples and exercises, this book will allow the reader to easily follow the ideas explored.

Book review

Distributed energy resources connected to the distribution system, as well as the requirements for reducing the fault clearing time are some of the drivers for a different approach to distribution systems protection. That is why the third edition of “Protection of Electricity Distribution Networks” is a timely update of the popular book that represents a practical resource for graduate students, practicing engineers and many others with interest in the subject. The authors of the book are two engineers with huge practical and teaching experience that well understand the subject matter, as well as how to present it in an understandable manner.

Pac World, Issue of December 2011

Book readership

The book will be valuable to pre and postgraduate students, design, maintenance and consulting engineers as well as instructors looking for proper references.

Book contents

Calculation of short-circuit currents; Classification and function of relays; Current and voltage transformers; Overcurrent protection; Fuses, reclosers and sectionalisers; Directional overcurrent; Differential protection; Distance protection; Protection of industrial systems; Industrial plant load shedding; Protection schemes and substation design; Communication networks for power systems automation; Installation, testing and maintenance of protection systems.

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