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Nikola Tesla - Serbian-American inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer
Nikola Tesla – Serbian-American inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer

Introduction to energy generation

Prior to the discovery of Faraday’s Laws of electromagnetic discussion, electrical power was available from batteries with limited voltage and current levels. Although complicated in construction, D.C. generators were developed first to generate power in bulk.

However, due to limitation of the D.C. machine to generate voltage beyond few hundred volts, it was not economical to transmit large amount of power over a long distance. For a given amount of power, the current magnitude (I = P/V), hence section of the copper conductor will be large.

Thus generation, transmission and distribution of D.C. power were restricted to area of few kilometer radius with no interconnections between generating plants. Therefore, area specific generating stations along with its distribution networks had to be used.

In later half of eighties, in nineteenth century, it was proposed to have a power system with 3-phase, 50 Hz A.C generation, transmission and distribution networks.

Once A.C. system was adopted, transmission of large power (MW) at higher transmission voltage become a reality by using transformers. Level of voltage could be changed virtually to any other desired level with transformers – which was hitherto impossible with D.C system.

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Arc Flash Hazards – LV Circuit Breakers

There are essential requirements for electrical safety. Both domestic and international standards refer to steps and procedures to be taken for protection against hazards from electrical equipment. In particular, high… Read more

Aug 05, 2012

Arc flash in low voltage switchboard cubicle

Roadway Lighting Design Manual

This Roadway Lighting Design Manual has been developed to provide training on the design of roadway lighting systems. Participants will learn the fundamentals needed to design lighting systems. Example problems… Read more

Jul 23, 2012

Roadway Lighting Design Manual

Electrical network protection guide

Among their multiple purposes, protection devices: Contribute to protecting people against electrical hazards, Avoid damage to equipment (a three-phase short-circuit on medium-voltage busbars can melt up to 50 kg of… Read more

Jun 30, 2012

Left: Phase-to-earth fault protection (resistance-earthed neutral at busbars); Right: Phase-to-earth fault protection (isolated neutral)

De-icing EHV Overhead Transmission Lines

The 1998 ice storm caused severe damage to Hydro-QuĂ©bec’s power transmission system. Most of the damage on overhead transmission lines was due to ice accumulation on conductors, causing towers to collapse (Figure 1)…. Read more

May 06, 2012

Understanding Arc Flash Hazards

The purpose of this paper is to clarify the use of the recently published IEEE 1584, “Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations”. The paper also discusses the reduction of arc… Read more

Apr 15, 2012

Understanding Arc Flash Hazards

FAT procedure for LV switchboards

Visual inspection with customer will be carried out on the LV switchboard to: Check the layout of fitted components Check the over all dimension of switchboard, size of busbars, cables… Read more

Mar 10, 2012

FAT procedure for LV switchboards

Complete Patents Of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), was the discoverer of the alternating current light and power system in use all over the world today. His inventions should have made him a multimillionaire, but… Read more

Feb 25, 2012

Complete Patents Of Nikola Tesla

Guide to MV/LV transformer substations

An electrical transformer substation consists of a whole set of devices (conductors, measuring and control apparatus and electric machines) dedicated to transforming the voltage supplied by the medium voltage distribution… Read more

Feb 10, 2012

MV/LV transformer substations – theory and examples of short-circuit calculation – ABB

Best Practice Manual For Transformers

Distribution transformers are very efficient, with losses of less than 0.5% in large units. Smaller units have efficiencies of 97% or above. It is estimated that transformer losses in power… Read more

Jan 27, 2012

Best Practice Manual For Transformers

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