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Issues with temperature

The purpose of this article is to underline and illustrate the importance of temperature for various aspects of electrical engineering. This is one of the crucial engineering issues from the very beginning in design and procurement stage, later during exploitation, up to the end of technical life of the equipment.

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Copper busbars bolted connections (photo credit: Capital Switchgear)

Although influence of temperature on electrical equipment performance can be understood intuitively, and most of electrical engineers are aware of it, some relations and potential consequences are sometimes neglected.

Special attention will be given to these relations, and they will be shown in examples.

Content table:

  1. About heating and temperature in electrical engineering
  2. How temperature is affecting electrical equipment
    1. Rated values
    2. Current carrying capacities
    3. Life span of the equipment
    4. Other influences

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Miodrag Kokotovic

Graduated from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, within University of Belgrade, in the field of electrical power systems. Expert in electrical part of tender preparation, design, procurement, construction and commissioning of treatment plants and pumping stations, electrical power quality and energy management.

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