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Distribution Reliability and Power Quality
by Thomas Allen Short

Distribution Reliability and Power Quality provides an economical, sharply focused reference for engineers and technicians working in this specialty area of power distribution.

Features:

  • Offers a finely concentrated yet thorough reference for reliability and power quality specialists
  • Focuses on reliability and quality issues in power delivery
  • Includes a new chapter on reliability and power quality improvement programs
  • Explains the various issues and concepts in power quality as well as solutions for overcoming the problems

Contents

Reliability

  • Reliability Indices
  • Storms and Weather
  • Variables Affecting Reliability Indices
  • Modeling Radial Distribution Circuits
  • Parallel Distribution Systems
  • Improving Reliability
  • Interruption Costs

Voltage Sags and Momentary Interruptions

  • Location
  • Momentary Interruptions
  • Voltage Sags
  • Characterizing Sags and Momentaries
  • Occurrences of Voltage Sags
  • Correlations of Sags and Momentaries
  • Factors That Influence Sag and Momentary Rates
  • Prediction of Quality Indicators Based on Site Characteristics
  • Equipment Sensitivities
  • Solution Options
  • Power Quality Monitoring

Other Power Quality Issues

  • Overvoltages and Customer Equipment Failures
  • Switching Surges
  • Harmonics
  • Flicker
  • Voltage Unbalance

Faults

  • General Fault Characteristics
  • Fault Calculations
  • Limiting Fault Currents
  • Arc Characteristics
  • high-Impedance Faults
  • External Fault Causes
  • Equipment Faults
  • Faults in Equipment

Reliability and Power Quality Improvement Programs

  • Improvements in Protection Practices
  • Fault Sources
  • Programs to Reduce Fault Rates
  • Outage Follow-Ups
  • Problem-Circuit Audits
  • Construction Upgrade Programs
  • Using Outage Databases

Index

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Distribution Reliability and Power Quality
by Thomas Allen Short
2005 288 pages $93.95 + shipping
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