Electrical Fires and Failures: A Prevention and Troubleshooting Guide

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9780071356510: Electrical Fires and Failures: A Prevention and Troubleshooting Guide

-- A crucial guide to the do's and dont's of achieving a zero failure rate of electrical equipment -- required reading for everyone from electrical professionals to facility and maintenance engineers
-- Hones readers' skills in recognizing a potential electrical fire or failure
-- Packed with straightforward, universal prevention and troubleshooting tips

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Play It Safe. Play It Smart. GET ZERO FAILURE PERFORMANCE FROM ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.


With a Foreword by H. Brooke Stauffer, Director of Codes and Standards of the National Electrical Contractors Association


Get the jump on costly and damaging electrical problems, before they spark. Electrical Fires and Failures helps you steer clear of the design and installation flaws behind almost every electrical mishap, malfunction, and disaster.


What's more, this no-nonsense book helps you safeguard and troubleshoot existing installations in all types of facilities. Written by an internationally respected electrical reliability engineer, and perfectly suited for all professionals concerned with electrical safety and performance, this guide features:



-Valuable preventive tips and procedures for electrical design, materials, and installations of every description

-Fail-safe techniques for transformers, connectors, plugs, crimped sockets, wires, cables, terminal boards, and every other common type of electrical equipment

-Methods for avoiding metal creep, metal fatigue, joined-connection failure, contact resistance, thermal degradation, shrinkage of nonmetals, and other insulation failures

-Investigation guidelines

-Training procedures


Whether you're an electrical contractor, inspector, equipment manufacturer, or engineer, Electrical Fires and Failures is the one guide that makes zero failure performance of electrical equipment a reality.

About the Author:

A. A. Hattangadi is an electrical reliability consultant specializing in prevention and investigation of electrical fires and failures, with a diverse international industrial clientele. An electrical engineer, he is former general manager of the Cittarianjan Locomotive Works. He also conducts training courses for the Indian Railways Institute.

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A. A. Hattangadi, Brooke Stauffer (Foreword)
Published by McGraw-Hill/Tab Electronics (1999)
ISBN 10: 0071356517 ISBN 13: 9780071356510
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