A switchgear is a device that opens and closes an electrical circuit (the simplest example being a light switch). These devices are important in the function of electrical systems in power stations as well as commercial and industrial facilities. This edition aims to cover all the major aspects of switchgear design, applications, safety and maintenance. With the expansion in the use of computers, solid state control devices and programmable controls, engineers, electrical contractors and other technical specialists need an understanding of the information provided in this book to meet today's needs in selecting and specifying switchgear and control equipment. Features of this third edition include sections on lighting protection for buildings, electrical equipment and distribution systems, high and low voltage electrical distribution cable, machine and process line control using programmable controllers and computers.
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The One Expert Source for Switchgear and Control Information and Data. Here is the only practical reference tool you need to specify, select install, and maintain switchgear and control devices in any electrical system. Written by a staff of over 30 outstanding electrical engineers and professionals, this comprhensive handbook helps you achieve the highest performance standards in all types of buildings and facilities. Famous for its authority and usefulness in prior editions, this vastly revised and improved Third Edition of the Switchgear Control Handbook enables you to: optimize the effectiveness of high- and low-voltage distribution systems; install the best lightning protection for buildings, electrical equipment, and distribution networks; achieve maximum machine and process line control using microprocessor-based programmable controllers and computerized control systems; conform to applicable standards of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and others. This revised and expanded edition also includes for the first time a glosary providing you with concise definitions of common terms used in the description of electrical equipment and controls.
Robert W. Smeaton is an electrical consultant and the former editor of the Allis-Chalmers Engineering Review. He has held positions with Square D and Allis-Chalmers, specializing in the design, development, and evaluation of motors, electrical controllers, and switchgear. Mr. Smeaton is also editor-in-chief of McGraw-Hill's Motor Application and Control Handbook.
William H. Ubert is an electrical consultant, who has acquired a wide range of electrical engineering experience working for Collins Radio Company, Allen-Bradley, General Electric, the Miller Brewing Company, and other organizations.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070584516
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0070584516 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0025018