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Industrial Power Engineering Handbook by KC Agrawal

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Introduction

This book is split into five parts. A summary of each part follows.

Part I Selection, testing, controls and protection of electric motors

This part deals with three- and single-phase a.c. machines, and their protective switchgears. However, reference is made to and comparisons drawn of a d.c. motor with an a.c. motor, to assist a user to make a proper choice of machine.

However simple a motor is, it requires careful handling to ensure optimum performance and long years of trouble-free operation. A small drive, failing while in operation, may bring the entire process to a halt. One can visualize the loss of production that can result. Power plants, chemicals, fertilizers, petrochemicals, paper and cement mills all require careful ...

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