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Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is the science that studies the use of electricity and the equipment used to generate, distribute, and control it.

The short course videos form part of a professional development series and are designed to provide you with critical knowledge and practical tools that can be immediately applied to the workplace. They include lectured recordings and practical online materials that can be studied at your own pace.


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CB-E - Circuit Breakers and Switchgear

Failure to efficiently disconnect faults elsewhere in the network or failure in switchgear itself is costly, resulting in additional loss of supply, damage to equipment and possibly fatal injury, to personnel.

It is therefore critically important that switchgear is operated and maintained correctly, within an overall asset management regime that is both economic and effective in securing a high level of system reliability.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

EW-E - Electrical Drawings and Schematics

The objective of this book is to familiarize the readers with the various standards and practices used for reading and interpreting electrical drawings and schematics. The courseware helps the readers understand the symbols and the language used in electrical drawings in line with the international standards and practices.

$127.22 Ex Tax: $127.22

RC-E - Electrical Maintenance for Engineers and Technicians

This manual will update you with the latest information on cables, substations and switchgear, transformers and circuit breakers. You will become familiar with the latest techniques in control and maintenance and safety operations of the above-mentioned electrical equipment.

$127.22 Ex Tax: $127.22

EA-E - Emergency Power Supplies Electrical Distribution Design, Installation and Commissioning

This manual will enable you to understand the level of failure-proofing that specific equipment may require, evaluate available options objectively, specify the best and most economical solution, and manage the installation, commissioning and maintenance of the distribution system.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

MF-E - Fundamentals of Smart Metering

This manual will cover the methods and concepts used in smart metering. The technologies used to handle data from smart meters and the new software utilities to handle the reading. The technologies used in the billing and handling of customers. Upon completion of this workshop the attendees will have a clear understanding of the design and engineering principles used in smart metering. This workshop will increase understanding of energy utilization and energy efficiency.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

HI-E - High Voltage Design and Installations Master Class

This book is aimed at the private electrical installation designer.  However, the topic HV design and installation could also be interpreted as possibly covering the electricity utility transmission and distribution sector  (HV transmission and distribution network design) for which the HV design approach would be quite different, even though the technical fundamentals (and some of the technical standards such as AS 2067) are the same. This will not be the focus of this book.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

HV-E - High Voltage Safety Operating Procedures

This manual covers the basic procedures in working safely on high voltage systems.

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HH-E - HV Circuit Breaker Operating Mechanisms - Hydraulic Systems

This book covers basic hydraulics for circuit breakers, operation of electro-hydraulic operating system, maintenance of circuit breaker hydraulic systems plus much more...

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

HP-E - HV Circuit Breaker Operating Mechanisms - Pneumatic & Compressor Systems

Learn the basic operating principles of circuit breakers as well as the different types. Review the range of operating mechanisms with a focus on pneumatics and compressors.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

EK-E - Inspection, Testing and Commissioning of Electrical Switchboards, Circuit Breakers, Protective Relays, Cables and PLCs

The overall focus of this manual is on electrical inspection, testing and commissioning and commences with a detailed examination of switchgear (and circuit breakers). Circuit breakers are critical components in electrical distribution systems and their operation significantly affects the overall operation of the system.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

TG-E - Installation, Testing and Troubleshooting of Transformers

This manual will provide you with practical knowledge (including tips, tricks and tools) covering the fundamentals of power transformers and their testing. It will greatly assist you in communicating more effectively with your electrical engineering colleagues.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

RH-E - Installing, Programming and Commissioning of Power System Protection Relays and Hardware

This manual will give you a thorough understanding of the capabilities of power system protection relays and how they fit into the overall distribution network. The strengths and weaknesses of the latest microprocessor (or numerical) relays as compared to the older electromechanical relays will be outlined.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

LZ-E - Lightning, Surge Protection and Earthing of Electrical & Electronic Systems in Industrial Networks

Poor practices in earthing and incorrect application and selection of lightning and surge protection devices can be the cause of continual and intermittent difficult-to-diagnose problems in a facility, often resulting in lost production and equipment failure.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

VM-E - Medium Voltage AC Motors for the Power Industry Principles, Installation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

The cost of maintaining electrical motors can be a significant amount in the budget item of manufacturing and mining industries. This manual gives you a thorough understanding of electrical motor working, maintenance and failure modes and gives you the tools to maintain and troubleshoot electrical motors.

$127.22 Ex Tax: $127.22

DG-E - Operation and Maintenance of Diesel Power Generating Plants

A good knowledge of basic operation principles, layout requirements, associated components and maintenance practices for diesel power plants help the career development of many engineers and technicians in today's world.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

PO-E - Power Cables Operation, Maintenance, Location and Fault Detection

Locating power cable faults with minimal excavation time requires efficient, experienced and accurate technical staff to attain service reliability. This manual is designed to ensure that those responsible for the selection, laying, operation, maintenance and monitoring of power cables understand the technical issues involved and comply with relevant specification and requirements.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

PD-E - Power Distribution

This manual discusses power distribution, focusing on medium voltage (1kV- 36kV) power considerations, switchgear, power cables, transformers, power factor correction, earthing, lightning protection and network studies.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

PQ-E - Power Quality Problems & Solutions

Monitoring power quality in industrial environments is essential to the health and stability of your plant and equipment. This manual examines the procedures for design and installation for earthing and neutral systems, while reviewing the fundamentals of power quality and EMC. Common misconceptions about noise are discussed and reviewed along with surge and transient protection.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

PS-E - Power Systems Protection

This manual will give plant operators, electricians, field technicians and engineers a better appreciation of the role played by power system protection systems. An understanding of power systems along with correct management will increase your plant efficiency and performance as well as increasing safety for all concerned.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

TF-E - Power Transformers Operation, Maintenance and Testing

The manual will develop and enhance an understanding of what is involved in the maintenance of the Power Transformers, through the tips and tricks learnt and developed by some of the World's pre-eminent electrical engineers.

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AF-E - Practical Arc Flash Protection for Electrical Safety Engineers and Technicians

This manual defines the requirements for work practices that workers should use to avoid injury from a release of electrical energy when performing tasks involving electrical power. The specific information enables the reader to prevent or minimize exposure to all widely recognized electrical hazards.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

EU-E - Practical Distribution & Substation Automation (incl. Communications) for Electrical Power Systems

This manual outlines and discusses the different levels of substation integration and automation. Also covered are the components and architecture of the typical distribution and substation automation system, different approaches promoted by the different substation automation vendors and the advantages of each.

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US-E - Practical Earthing of Utility and Industrial Distribution Systems

This manual demystifies the concepts of earthing/grounding as applicable to utility networks and industrial plant distribution systems as well as their associated control equipment. It contains sections on system earthing/grounding, protective earthing/grounding and surge/noise protection of power and electronics systems normally found in distribution networks.

A brief introduction to the design of substation earthing/grounding has been included. Detailed information on ground electrodes and measurement of earth/ground resistance is also available.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

ER-E - Practical Earthing, Bonding, Lightning & Surge Protection

This manual looks at the issues of poor earthing practices from a fresh yet practical perspective and enables you to reduce expensive down time on your plant and equipment to a minimum by correct application of these principles.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

MI-E - Practical Electrical Metering, Measurement and Instrument Transformers

This manual discusses the details of instrument transformers including their construction, ratings and specifications. Various measuring devices such as instruments and transducers, their operating principles and applications are be covered as well.

 

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

EF-E - Practical Electrical Safety Techniques for Industry

This manual will enable you to identify the various statutory or legal regulations/Acts dealing with electrical safety at work and the responsibilities of the employer and employee in ensuring safe work. You will also gain a clear understanding of the procedures/practices adopted for safe working in different parts of electrical installations including outdoor switchyards, and have an insight into the organizational aspects of safety, the procedures adopted for reporting of accidents, carrying out investigations and arriving at appropriate measures to improve safety and prevent accidents.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

EV-E - Practical Electrical Substation Safety for Engineers and Technicians

Electrical substation safety is an important issue in utility networks as well as large industrial installations and requires adequate attention in the stages of system planning, design, installation, operation and maintenance. A number of serious accidents including fatalities occur every year in industrial establishments due to accidents involving electricity, resulting in huge financial losses and wasted man-hours. Electrical safety is a well-legislated subject and the various Acts and Regulations lay a lot of stress on the responsibility of both employers and employees in ensuring safe working conditions.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

AW-E - Practical Electrical Wiring Standards - ASNZ 30002007

This manual aims to familiarise readers with the requirements of standard AS/NZS 3000:2007, commonly known as Australia-New Zealand Wiring Rules. For those installations covered in the scope of this standard, its provisions are mandatory and must be followed. Any engineer involved in planning and design of electrical systems, their installation or maintenance must have a clear idea about the various requirements contained in the standard.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

WR-E - Practical Electrical Wiring Standards - IEE BS7671 - 2008 Edition+A12011 Edition

Internationally there is steady progress towards alignment of the electrical wiring standards for low voltage installations. This is reflected in the IEC standard 60364, the European Harmonisation Document HD 60364 and the UK "IET Wiring Regulations" 17th edition, now also known as British Standard BS7671:2008+A1:2011, all of which share a common format.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

IW-E - Practical Electrical Wiring Standards - National Rules for Installations - ET 1012008

This manual provides in-depth information on all aspects of the national rules and their application, along with many practical examples and sample design calculations. It also includes references to safety, maintenance, inspection and testing, and provides a summary of some of the basic principles necessary for a good understanding of electrical installation technology. Note: This manual is NOT the standard itself, it is a guide to the implementation of the standard.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

EE-E - Practical Energy Efficiency, Design and Auditing

This manual gives you practical tools to identify and implement programs and projects to reduce energy consumption in the most effective and practical ways. You can start such programs as soon as you wish, and start saving immediately thereafter.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

HL-E - Practical HV and LV Switching Operations and Safety Rules

This manual looks at the theoretical aspects of safety as well as the practical and statutory issues. One of the main causes of electrical accidents is said to be incorrect isolation of the circuits where work is to be done. To ensure safety of operators and maintenance personnel, proper switching procedures are necessary and more so when the circuits have multiple feeds and are complex.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

CJ-E - Practical HV Cable Jointing and Terminations for Engineers and Technicians

Cable terminations and joints form the weakest link in any distribution system. Also, a failed joint in an underground distribution system is much more difficult to locate and repair compared to any similar problem in overhead distribution systems. This means that we should do our utmost to achieve a good joint or termination, which can give years of trouble-free service.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

BT-E - Practical Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Battery Power Supplies

This book introduces the fundamentals of maintenace and troubleshooting of battery power supplies. Areas covered include: Health and safety issues Basic battery theory Types of batteries Battery installation Initial and float charging Routine testing procedures General maintenance and report data Diagnosis of battery condition Battery monitoring systems Data logging and interpretation Battery performance prediction

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

TH-E - Practical Medium & High Voltage Testing of Electrical Equipment for Engineers and Technicians

Testing is an essential activity in any engineer's career. Whatever your role in industry (electrical designer, purchase engineer, manufacturer, installation contractor or maintenance engineer) a solid knowledge of tests to be carried out on a given piece of electrical equipment and interpretation of results obtained is a necessity.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

MP-E - Practical Motor Protection, Control and Maintenance Technologies

It is estimated that electrical drives and other rotating equipment consume about 50% of the total electrical energy consumed in the world today (and this figure increases to 70% if you only consider industry). The cost of maintaining electrical motors can be a significant amount in the budget item of manufacturing and mining industries.

$127.22 Ex Tax: $127.22

OW-E - Practical Power Cabling and Earthing

This manual is designed to ensure that those responsible for the selection, installation, and maintenance of power cabling and earthing systems understand the technical issues involved and comply with relevant specifications and requirements in a practical and effective manner.

$127.22 Ex Tax: $127.22

PH-E - Practical Power Systems Harmonics, Earthing & Power Quality - Problems and Solutions

This manual deals with the various types of power quality problems that have a wide ranging effect on the power systems equipment and apparatus in any plant. You will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of power quality problems such as surges and voltage sags. Other problems having wide ranging effects on power system equipment such as voltage swells, voltage fluctuations, supply interruptions, frequency variations, harmonics and noise are also discussed in detail.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

EL-E - Practical Troubleshooting of Electrical Equipment & Control Circuits

This manual focuses on the main issues of troubleshooting electrical equipment and control circuits of today to enable you to walk onto your plant or facility to troubleshoot and fix problems as quickly as possible.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

VS-E - Practical Variable Speed Drives for Instrumentation and Control Systems

This manual details the typical practical applications of VSDs in process control and materials handling, such as those for pumping, ventilation, conveyers, compressors and hoists. The manual also covers the basic setup of parameters, control wiring and safety precautions in installing a VSD. The various drive features such as operating modes, braking types, automatic restart and many others are discussed in detail.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

AS-E - South African Standard SANS 10142- The Wiring of Premises

South African Standard SANS 10142 - The Wiring of Premises is designed for electrical and instrumentation personnel, who have prior knowledge of electrical engineering this latest requirements of the standard. This manual is a must have for those working in the residential, commercial, or industrial electrical industry. Each Article of the Code is thoroughly discussed and reviewed in easy-to-understand language. This manual is designed to provide up to date information and training on the latest edition of South African Standard SANS 10142 - 'The Wiring of Premises'. Note: This manual is NOT the standard itself, it is a guide to the implementation of the standard.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

BY-E - Standby Power and Energy Efficiency

The initial objective of this manual is to go through the key steps in ensuring a reliable power supply to critical systems using various available options. This manual also briefly looks at the design issues involved in planning the distribution of critical power by deploying state-of-the art control devices such as static transfer equipment. Finally, strategies you can implement to optimise energy efficiencies at your facility will be examined. If you are responsible for maintaining power availability in your facility, this manual is something which you simply cannot afford to miss.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

SW-E - Switchgear and Distribution Systems

Electrical supply is important in any industry. It is necessary to protect power distribution systems, equipment, motors, generators, etc. from dangerous fault conditions in an electrical supply. Hence, it is necessary to arrange the equipment so it can be switched ON or OFF under different conditions such as, no load or load conditions, or even under fault conditions. The collection of equipment used for switching and protecting purposes in a power system is called switchgear.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

ED-E - Troubleshooting, Maintenance & Protection of AC Electrical Motors & Drives

The cost of maintaining electrical motors can be a significant amount in the budget item of manufacturing and mining industries. This manual gives you a thorough understanding of electrical motor's working, maintenance and failure modes and gives you the tools to maintain and troubleshoot electrical motors. Readers will gain a fundamental understanding of the installation, operation and troubleshooting of electric motors.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

UE-E - Understanding Electrical Engineering and Safety for Non-Electricians

Electrical engineering is often considered to be a mysterious science, because electricity cannot be seen. However, we are all aware of its existence and usefulness in our daily lives. While many of us work on electrical systems, we do not fully appreciate the dangers, which we get exposed to when doing so. All it takes is a few simple precautions to avoid getting hurt. This manual teaches you about the dangers of careless handling of electrical appliances and prevention of electrical accidents.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

UP-E - Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems

Supplying reliable electric power for critical systems is an essential part of modern industrial installations. Uninterrupted DC emergency power supply systems are used in various installations ranging from power generating stations to consumer-end substations and various applications such as control power to emergency lighting and small but critical motive loads. AC uninterrupted supply equipment find wide use in critical applications such as control, instrumentation, computer and communication systems as well as other types of installations.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

RE-E - Wind & Solar Power - Renewable Energy

The past ten years has seen a significant increase in applying wind and solar power technologies from the domestic user to the corporate market. There has been a dramatic improvement in the efficiencies in these technologies and this has helped make the applications economical. Specific energy yields from wind turbines have increased by 60% and installation costs have dropped significantly (up to 50% in many cases). Global wind generating capacity has reached 100,000 MW capacity in March 2008 with almost 20,000 MW installed during 2007 alone.

 

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

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