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Electrical Power Systems Technology Third Edition by Stephen W. Fardo and Dale R. Patrick

Electrical Power Systems Technology Third Edition by Stephen W. Fardo and Dale R. Patrick


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POWER MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND FUNDAMENTALS
  1. Chapter 1 Power Measurement Fundamentals
  2. Chapter 2 Power System Fundamentals 
  3. Chapter 3 Power Measurement Equipment 
UNIT II ELECTRICAL POWER PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
  1. Chapter 4 Modern Power Systems 
  2. Chapter 5 Alternative Power Systems
  3. Chapter 6 Alternating Current Power Systems 
  4. Chapter 7 Direct Current Power Systems
UNIT III ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
  1. Chapter 8 Power Distribution Fundamentals
  2. Chapter 9 Power Distribution Equipment
  3. Chapter 10 Single-Phase and Three-Phase
UNIT IV ELECTRICAL POWER CONVERSION SYSTEMS
  1. Chapter 11 Fundamentals of Electrical Loads 
  2. Chapter 12 Heating Systems
  3. Chapter 13 Lighting Systems
  4. Chapter 14 Mechanical Systems
UNIT V ELECTRICAL POWER CONTROL SYSTEMS
  1. Chapter 15 Power Control Devices
  2. Chapter 16 Operational Power Control Systems
  3. Chapter 17 Control Devices

preface : 

In order to understand electrical power measurement systems, we must first study the fundamentals of measurement. These fundamentals deal mainly with the characteristics and types of measurement systems. Measurement systems are discussed in Chapter 1. 

Chapter 2 provides an overview of the fundamentals that are important in the study of electrical power systems.

Chapter 3 deals with measurement equipment and methods associated with electrical power systems. These measurement systems include single-phase and three-phase wattmeters, power factor meters, ground-fault indicators, and many other types of equipment used in the analysis of electrical power system operation. Figure I shows a block diagram of the electrical power systems model used in this textbook. This model is used to divide electrical power systems into five important systems: (1) Power Measurement, (2) Power Production, (3) Power Distribution, (4) Power Conversion, and (5) Power Control

Electrical power measurements are important quantities, which must be measured precisely. Electrical power systems are dependent upon accurate measurements for everyday operation. Thus, many types of measurements and measuring equipment are associated with electrical power systems. Measurement fundamentals will be discussed in the following sections.

The units of the metric system are decimal measures based on the kilogram and the meter. Although the metric system is very simple, several countries have been slow to adopt it. The United States has been one of these reluctant countries, because of the complexity of actions required by a complete changeover of measurement systems.

The English system of units, which uses such units as the inch, foot, and pound, has been used in the United States for many years. However, many other countries use the metric system, which has units such as kilometers, centimeters, and grams. The metric system is also called the International System of Units, and is abbreviated SI. Although the English and SI systems of measurement have direct numerical relationships, it is difficult for individuals to change from one to the other. People form habits of using either the English or the SI system.
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