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Practical Power Plant Engineering

A Guide for Early Career Engineers

Zark Bedalov



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17 January 2020
Practical Power Plant Engineering offers engineers, new to the profession, a guide to the methods of practical design, equipment selection and operation of power and heavy industrial plants as practiced by experienced engineers. 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, written in 26 chapters, covers the electrical activities from plant design, development to commissioning. It is filled with descriptive examples, brief equipment data sheets, relay protection, engineering 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 leads the reader through the application of MV switchgear, MV controllers, MCCs and distribution lines in building plant power distribution systems, including calculations of interrupting duty for breakers and contactors. The text also contains useful information on the various types of concentrated and photovoltaic solar plants as well as wind farms with DFIG turbines. 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.
By:   Zark Bedalov
Imprint:   Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 161mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   904g
ISBN:   9781119534945
ISBN 10:   1119534941
Pages:   672
Publication Date:   17 January 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface -Why This Book? vii Acknowledgments xv About the Author xvii 1 Plant from Design to Commissioning 1 2 Plant Key One-Line Diagram 31 3 Switching Equipment 75 4 Designing Plant Layout 107 5 SystemGrounding 121 6 Site and Equipment Grounding 137 7 Plant Lighting 157 8 DC System, UPS 179 9 Plant Power Distribution 191 10 Insulation Coordination, Lightning Protection 209 11 Voltage and Phasing Standards 239 12 Cables and Supporting Equipment 253 13 Power Factor Correction 285 14 Motor Selection 303 15 Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and Harmonics 321 16 Relay Protection and Coordination 341 17 Plant Automation and Data Networking 379 18 Generation 407 19 Power Dispatch and Control 441 20 Diesel Engine Generator Plant and Standby Power 461 21 Reliability Considerations and Calculations 475 22 Fire Protection 495 23 Corrosion, Cathodic Protection 517 24 Brief Equipment Specifications and Data Sheets 531 25 Solar Power 567 26 Wind Power 599 Index 643

ZARK BEDALOV is a consulting electrical engineer with more than 45 years of experience as a lead design engineer and manager on projects in Canada and abroad. His expertise includes power generation, system modeling, power distribution system studies, design and trade off comparisons of wind, solar, coal, fossil fuel, hydro, diesel, and nuclear generation.

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