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Practical Power Plant Engineering: A Guide for Early Career Engineers

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Practical Power Plant Engineering: A Guide for Early Career Engineers

Zark Bedalov

ISBN: 978-1-119-53494-5 January 2020 340 Pages

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A comprehensive guide to the concepts and methods of practical design and equipment selection and operation of power plants 

Practical Power Plant Engineering offers engineers, new to the profession, a guide to the concepts and methods of practical design, equipment selection andoperation of power plants. The author—a noted expert on the topic—draws on decades of practical experience working in a number of industries with ever-changing technologies. This comprehensive book covers all aspects of electrical engineering related to the design and development of power and heavy industrial projects. It is filled with descriptive examples, relay protection, calculations, illustrations, and common-sense engineering approaches.

The book explores the most relevant topics and reviews the industry standards and established engineering practices. For example, the author discusses plant switching equipment, MV and LV switchgear, MV controllers and MCCs including calculations of interrupting duty of the breakers and contactorsand outlines the various methods of power distribution systems for plant facilities. The text also contains useful information on the various types of concentrated solar and photovoltaic plants as well as wind DFIG plants. This important book:

•    Explains why and how to select the proper ratings for electrical equipment for specific applications

•    Includes information on the critical requirements for designing power systems to meet the performance requirements

•    Presents tests of the electrical equipment that prove it is built to the required standards and will meet plant-specific operating requirements

Written for both professional engineers early in their career and experienced engineers, Practical Power Plant Engineering is a must-have resource that offers the information needed to apply the concepts of power plant engineering in the real world.

Preface

Acknowledgement

1. Plant, From Design to Commissioning 2

2. Plant Key One Line Diagram 23

3. Switching Equipment 55

4. Designing Plant Layout 78

5. System Grounding 88

6. Site and Equipment Grounding 98

7. Plant Lighting 113

8. DC System, UPS 128

9. Plant Power Distribution 136

10. Insulation Coordination, Lightning Protection 149

11. Voltage and Phasing Standards 170

13. Power Factor Correction 199

14. Motor Selection 212

15. Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and Harmonics 224

16. Relay Protection and Coordination 238

17. Plant Automation and Data Networking 263

18. Generation 283

19. Power Dispatch and Control 307

20. Diesel Engine Generator Plant and Standby Power 321

21. Reliability Considerations and Calculations 331

22. Fire Protection 346

23. Corrosion, Cathodic Protection 360

24. Brief Equipment Specifications and Data Sheets 369

25. Solar Power 397

26. Wind Power 420