This revised, illustrated text offers broad coverage of the basics of electrical theory and is perfect for teaching students who wish to be industrial maintenance technicians. Beginning with the fundamentals of electricity -language, symbols, drawings- the student learns electrical definitions of current, voltage, resistance, and power. Advanced material, including motor controls, instruments and equipment, and basic industrial electronics are thoroughly discussed. The comprehensive text covers Ohm's Law and circuits, rotating machinery, transformers, and lighting. Review material at the end of each chapter is an excellent tool for checking on the student's comprehension and learning.
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1. LANGUAGE OF ELECTRICITY. Objectives. Electrical Symbols. Electrical Drawings. Using the Drawings/Diagrams. Scientific and Engineering Notation. Review Questions. 2. ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS . Objectives. Structure of Matter. Static Electricity. Electric Current. Current Measurement. Voltage. Voltage Sources. Voltage measurements. Resistance. Ohm's Law. Review Questions. 3. ELECTRICAL POWER AND ENERGY. Objectives. Work. Power. Energy. Efficiency. Mechanical Transmission of Power. Drives. Sizing Motors. Review Questions. 4. TEST EQUIPMENT . Objectives. The Digital Multimeter. The Voltage Tester. The Clamp-on Ammeter. The Megohmmeter. The Oscilloscope. Oscilloscope Probes. Making Measurements. Review Questions. 5. BASIC RESISTIVE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS . Objectives. Series Circuits. Parallel Circuits. Combination Circuits. Review Questions. 6. MAGNETS AND MAGNETISM . Objectives. Magnets. Magnetic Fields and Forces. Magnetic Theories. Magnetic Materials. Electromagnetism. Magnetic Circuits and Measurements. Solenoids. Review Questions. 7. ALTERNATING CURRENT. Objectives. Basic AC Theory. Alternating Current and Voltage Values. Advantages and Disadvantages of AC. Electromagnetic Induction 28. Capacitance. Power in AC Circuits. Three-Phase Systems. Review Questions. 8. AC CIRCUITS. Objectives. Pure Resistive Circuits. AC Series Circuits. AC Parallel Circuits. AC Combination Circuits. Review Questions. 9. CONDUCTOR TYPES AND SIZES. Objectives. Units of Measurement. Mil-Foot Wire. Resistivity. Thermal Effect. Insulation and Ampacity of Conductors. Flexible Cords and Cables. Electrical Distribution. Terminal Connections and Splices. Review Questions. 10. WIRING METHODS. Objectives. Electrical Codes. Armored and Metal-Clad Cable. Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable. Service-Entrance Cable. Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cable. Raceways. Fittings, Conduit Bodies, and Boxes. Fittings. Conduit Bodies. Boxes. Conductor Installation. Review Questions. 11. WIRING APPLICATIONS. Objectives. Residential Wiring. Commercial and Industrial Wiring. Review Questions. 12. TRANSFORMERS. Objectives. Transmission Efficiency. Transformer Principle. Losses and Efficiency. Transformer Construction. Control Transformers. Special Transformers. Transformer Connections. Review Questions. 13. ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION. Objectives. Primary Distributon Systems. Consumer Distribution Systems. Grounding of Electrical Systems. Grounding of Electrical Equipment. Ground-Fault Protection. Three-Phase Systems. Harmonics. Review Questions. 14. LIGHTING. Objectives. Lighting Measurements. Inverse Square Law. Light Distribution. Types of Luminaires. Reflection. Glare. Lighting Layout. Color. Types of Lighting Fixtures. Lighting Maintenance. Review Questions. 15. ELECTRIC HEAT. Objectives. Space heating. Calculations. Heating Equipment. System Controls. Humidity Control. Dielectric Heating. Induction Heating. Resistance Heating. ARC Heating. ARC Heating. Infrared Heat. Review Questions. 16. DC GENERATORS . Objectives. Electromagnetic Induction. Generator Construction. Generator Operation. Generator Voltage. Self-Excited Generator. Separately Excited Generator. Voltage Control Versus Voltage Regulation. Parallel Operation of Generators. Generator Efficiency. Review Questions. 17. DC MOTORS. Objectives. Basic Motor Operation. Generator Action in a Motor. Commutation. Motor Speed. Types of DC Motors. Motor Maintenance. Review Questions. 18. AC GENERATORS (ALTERNATORS). Objectives. AC Generators Versus DC Generators. Alternator Construction. Alternator Voltage Output. Voltage and Frequency Control. Alternator Characteristics. Paralleling Alternators. Motor-Generator Sets. Rotary Converters (Dynamotors). Review Questions. 19. AC MOTORS. Objectives. AC Motor Construction. Three-Phase Motor Theory. Three-Phase Motor Starting and Running Current. Types of Three-Phase Motors. Single-Phase Motors. Starting Single-Phase Motors. Universal Motors. Selection of Single-Phase Motors. Torque Motors. Dual-Voltage Winding. Multispeed Induction Motors. Review Questions. 20. MOTOR CONTROL DEVICES AND CIRCUITS. Objectives. Motor Control Devices. Operating Methods. Motor Starters. Annunciators. Motor Control Circuits. Multiple Start/Stop Controls. Multiple Motor Starter Control. Sequencial Starting Control. Various Starting Methods. Braking. Review Questions. 21. BASIC INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS. Objectives. Semiconductors. Rectifiers. Transistors. Field Effect Transistors. Thyristors. The 555 Timer. 555 Circuits. Digital Logic. Replacing Solid-State Devices. Review Questions. 22. DC ELECTRONIC VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES. Objectives. DC Drives. Switching Amplifier Field Current Controller. SCR Armature Voltage Controller. Choppers. The Four Quadrants of Motor Operation. Troubleshooting DC Drives. Review Questions. 23. AC (INVERTER) DRIVES. Objectives. Inverter Drives. Flux Vector Drives. Troubleshooting Inverter Drives. The Electrical Supply to the Motor and the Drive. Review Questions. 24. PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS. Objectives. PLC Components. I/O Wiring. Programming. Types of Instructions. Review Questions. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Glossary. Index.About the Author:
Michael E. Brumbach is the retired (after 28 years of service) associate dean of the Industrial and Engineering Technologies Division at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He holds an associate degree in electronics technology. In addition to this book, Mr. Brumbach has authored ELECTRONIC VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES and has co-authored INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE.
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