The new edition of this book incorporates the recent remarkable changes in electric power generation, transmission and distribution. The consequences of the latest development to High Voltage (HV) test and measuring techniques result in new chapters on Partial Discharge measurements, Measurements of Dielectric Properties, and some new thoughts on the Shannon Theorem and Impuls current measurements. This standard reference of the international high-voltage community combines high voltage engineering with HV testing techniques and HV measuring methods. Based on long-term experience gained by the authors the book reflects the state of the art as well as the future trends in testing and diagnostics of HV equipment. It ensures a reliable generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy. The book is intended not only for experts but also for students in electrical engineering and high-voltage engineering.
Set on a Southern army base in the 1930s, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE tells the story of Captain Penderton, a bisexual whose life is upset by the arrival of Major Langdon, a charming womanizer who has an affair with Penderton's tempestuous and flirtatious wife, Leonora. Upon the novel's publication in 1941, reviewers were unsure of what to make of its relatively scandalous subject matter. A critic for Time Magazine wrote, "In almost any hands, such material would yield a rank fruitcake of mere arty melodrama. But Carson McCullers tells her tale with simplicity, insight, and a rare gift of phrase." Written during a time when McCullers's own marriage to Reeves was on the brink of collapse, her second novel deals with her trademark themes of alienation and unfulfilled loves.
This conference papers are dealing with application, development, analysis, testing, and service experience with electrical insulation in electrical and electronic equipment around but not limited to the following themes rotating machines, transformers, cables, variable speed drives, testing, outdoor insulation, nanodielectrics, switchgear, new materials, etc
From its beginnings in hip hop culture, the dense rhythms and aggressive lyrics of rap music have made it a provocative fixture on the American cultural landscape. In Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Tricia Rose, described by the New York Times as a "hip hop theorist," takes a comprehensive look at the lyrics, music, cultures, themes, and styles of this highly rhythmic, rhymed storytelling and grapples with the most salient issues and debates that surround it. Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at New York University, Tricia Rose sorts through rap's multiple voices by exploring its underlying urban cultural politics, particularly the influent...
The Velvet Box is a fascinating portrait of what it is like for Sophie Gordon, a young girl struggling to cope with life while passionately desiring to become an accomplished artist. Her backstage life is filled with competition, jealousies, and disappointments, as well as many colorful backstage characters. All this puts her through a gauntlet of turmoil. Sophies personal life is as dramatic and full of adventure as her professional life. She has two delightful but complicated romances, one with her fellow actor Ian Lennox and the other with Richard Neville, her theatrical impresario. Richard has been fascinated with Sophie from the first time he met her. She also has attracted the attention of several royal personages throughout her story. All this while she is trying to reconnect with her father, who has come back into her life after a nine-year absence. These trials and tribulations help Sophie to maneuver into the adult world.
Bruno Cadogan has flown from New York to Buenos Aires in search of the elusive and legendary Julio Martel, a tango singer whose voice has never been recorded yet is said to be so beautiful it is almost supernatural. Bruno is increasingly drawn to the mystery of Martel and his strange and evocative performances in a series of apparently arbitrary sites around the city. As Bruno tries to find Martel, he begins to untangle the story of the singer's life, and to believe that Martel's increasingly rare performances map a dark labyrinth of the city's past.
This guidebook was created as a toolbox to be used by current and future leaders. It contains 56 leadership competencies that we believe cover a broad range of behaviors that are essential to leadership. These competencies were evaluated for their relevance in the construction and engineering industry and are divided into eight categories: the Peak Leader factors. These factors are derived from FMI's Peak Leader model, which is based on research and represents our philosophy on what makes great leaders. The 8 factors are broad categories of behaviors that we believe contribute to effective leadership.
A major revision of McGraw-Hill's classic handbook that provides practical data and know-how on the design, application, specification, purchase, operation, troublshooting, and maintenance of pumps of every type. It is an essential working tool for engineers in a wide variety of industries all those who are pump specialists, in addition to those who need to acquaint themselves with pump technology. Contributed to by over 75 distinguished professionals and specialists in each and every area of practical pump technology.
This thesis gives an overview of test bench design for inverter operated Medium Voltage (MV) drives with the focus on the active power measurement. The sources of measurement setup uncertainty are analysed and methods are shown to assess these uncertainties. Further, a possibility is shown to do quantitative uncertainty estimations which are verified with measurements through different measurement setups for MV drives operated with multilevel converters. The influence of measurement transducers, voltage dividers, power meters and data acquisition boards are considered. The digital signal processing is analysed and the possibilities to reduce its uncertainty contribution on an active power me...
Modeling and Control of Power Electronics Converter Systems for Power Quality Improvements provides grounded theory for the modeling, analysis and control of different converter topologies that improve the power quality of mains. Intended for researchers and practitioners working in the field, topics include modeling equations and the state of research to improve power quality converters. By presenting control methods for different converter topologies and aspects related to multi-level inverters and specific analysis related to the AC interface of drives, the book helps users by putting a particular emphasis on different control algorithms that enhance knowledge and research work. Present In-depth coverage of modeling and control methods for different converter topology Includes a particular emphasis on different control algorithms to give readers an easier understanding Provides a results and discussion chapter and MATLAB simulation to support worked examples and real-life application scenarios