Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Handbook

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McGraw-Hill, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 592 pages
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Create reliable, cost-effective electrical power systems with confidence. Here's a true working tool for planning, designing, and operating reliable, economical industrial or commercial electrical power systems. In Industrial and Commercial Power System Handbook, F. S. Prabhakara, R. L. Smith, Jr., and R. P. Stratford give you expert guidance on creating a completely efficient power system--including how to control the reactive power to achieve the lowest system losses and utility billing. Step-by-step, you'll see how to: create a conceptual design based on realistic service loads and future needs; identify the necessary equipment and ensure protective device coordination; apply voltage classes, drop limits, control, and drop calculations; improve displacement power factor and distortion power factor; understand switchgear ratings and how to apply them; employ protective devices; minimize the effects of surges, sags, and impulses; test and evaluate system components; and much more!

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The book is excellent reading. The authors on page 2-10, sub-titile -2.5 stated that load on an equipment is based on 80% of equipment capacity and is recommended by NEC. But members from Mikeholt NEC forum are denying it. Please see the discussion in from post# 34 onwards.
It is requested that the authors of the book respond.


Electrical Power System Conceptual Design and System
Electrical System Studies
Testing System Components

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Robert L. Smith holds a B.S. in Animal Science, an M.S. in Wildlife Biology along with a Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology from Cornell University. Currently, he is a professor of Ecology at West Virginia University. He has spent over 30 years teaching Ecology and conducting field research throughout the world.

His teaching responsibilities have involved mostly undergraduate courses in general ecology and graduate courses in population ecology and wildlife management. His research has included forest-fire related problems in southern West Virginia, vegetational development and succession on abandoned and reclaimed surface mines, the relation between forest vegetational structure and the forest bird community, and forest habitat assessment and habitat evaluation procedures based on vegetational structure.

Smith has served as a consultant to congressional committees, workshops on environmental education and energy and environmental problems, the National Landmarks program of the U.S. Department of Interior, National Research Council Task Forces on wildlife and fisheries issues and ecological classification systems for implementing environmental quality evaluation procedures. He is the author of numerous articles and reviews as well as the author of three ecology texts: Ecology and Field Biology, Elements of Ecology and Ecology of Man: An Ecosystem Approach, Harper and Row, New York.

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