Metering

## D’Arsonval Meter Movement

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Energy and Power

## What Is The Basic Insulation Level (BIL)

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# Author Archive for: Edvard Csanyi

## Edvard Csanyi

### 1656 awesome technical articles

Electrical engineer, programmer and founder of EEP. Highly specialized for design of LV/MV switchgears and LV high power busbar trunking (<6300A) in power substations, commercial buildings and industry facilities. Professional in AutoCAD programming.

Energy and Power

# Dimensioning of Power Distribution Systems (2)

Continued from the first part: Dimensioning of Power Distribution Systems (1) Dimensioning of cable routes and devices follows the maximum load currents to be expected at this distribution level. As… Read more

Jan 24, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

Testing and Commissioning

# Power Transformer Capacitance and Dissipation Factor Test

The capacitance and dissipation factor test is an AC low voltage maintenance test and is very similar to the power factor test. While the transformer preparation is identical to the… Read more

Jan 22, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

Energy and Power

# Dimensioning of Power Distribution Systems (1)

When the basic supply concept for the electricity supply system has been established, it is necessary to dimension the electrical power system. Dimensioning means the sizing rating of all equipment… Read more

Jan 20, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

Testing and Commissioning

# How to perform a power transformer turns ratio test

Power transformer turns ratio test is an AC low voltage test which determines the ratio of the high voltage winding to all other windings at no-load. The turns ratio test… Read more

Jan 17, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

Energy Efficiency

# Automatic transfer switch (ATS) between two low-voltage utility supplies

Multiple utility services may be used as an emergency or standby source of power. Required is an additional utility service from a separate source and the required switching equipment. Figure… Read more

Jan 15, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

Electric Motor

# Calculating the short-circuit current across the terminals of a synchronous generator

Calculating the short-circuit current across the terminals of a synchronous generator is very complicated because the internal impedance of the latter varies according to time. When the power gradually increases, the… Read more

Jan 13, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

High Voltage

# 8 main disadvantages of HVDC transmission

Few weeks back I posted an article about advantages of HVDC over HVAC transmission systems. Advantages of HVDC are numerous and very well recognized, but like everything on this earth… Read more

Jan 10, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

Energy and Power

# U.S. Renewable Energy – The Facts!

About 82% of the nation’s energy comes from fossil fuels, 8% from nuclear, and 9% from renewable sources. Wind is the fastest growing renewable source, but contributes only 1% of… Read more

Jan 08, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

Low Voltage

# Example of MV/LV network structure with dual fed main MV switchboard

Connected to article: Example of standard MV/LV network structure MV consumer substation; The main MV switchboard can be backed up by a generator set and it feeds two MV/LV transformers;… Read more

Jan 06, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

Energy and Power

# Driving Distributed Energy with Smart Networks

The smart network will set up a virtuous cycle for distributed generators and energy storage devices. It will grow the market by opening up more niches where distributed energy is… Read more

Jan 03, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

Transformers

# Economic Evaluation of Transformer Losses

Transformer losses represent power that cannot be delivered to customers and therefore have an associated economic cost to the transformer user/owner. A reduction in transformer losses generally results in an increase in… Read more

Jan 01, 2014 | By Edvard Csanyi

Transformers

# Large power transformer tailored to customers’ specifications

An LPT (Large Power Transformer) is a large, custom-built piece of equipment that is a critical component of the bulk transmission grid. Because LPTs are very expensive and tailored to… Read more

Dec 30, 2013 | By Edvard Csanyi

Smart Grid

# Comparison of major power grid failures in US and around the world (2)

Continued from first part: Comparison of major grid failures in United States and around the world (part 1) On the International side, about 1/5 of the power outages (9 of… Read more

Dec 27, 2013 | By Edvard Csanyi

Smart Grid

# Comparison of major power grid failures in US and around the world (1)

The creation and delivery of power is one basic infrastructure expected by all modern industrial societies. Power distribution basics started in the US in the early 1900s when the first… Read more

Dec 25, 2013 | By Edvard Csanyi

Transmission and Distribution

# An overview of South Africa’s energy sector with emphasis on increased demands

Electricity provision involves three phases: generation, transmission and distribution. Generation is the process by which electricity is produced; transmission is the transportation of electricity that has been generated in power… Read more

Dec 20, 2013 | By Edvard Csanyi