Handbook of Electrical Engineering: For Practitioners in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry

Handbook of Electrical Engineering: For Practitioners in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry

Author(s): Alan L. Sheldrake

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471496311

Online ISBN: 9780470013892

DOI: 10.1002/0470013893

About this Book

A practical treatment of power system design within the oil, gas, petrochemical and offshore industries. These have significantly different characteristics to large-scale power generation and long distance public utility industries.
Developed from a series of lectures on electrical power systems given to oil company staff and university students, Sheldrake's work provides a careful balance between sufficient mathematical theory and comprehensive practical application knowledge.
Features of the text include:

  • Comprehensive handbook detailing the application of electrical engineering to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries
  • Practical guidance to the electrical systems equipment used on off-shore production platforms, drilling rigs, pipelines, refineries and chemical plants
  • Summaries of the necessary theories behind the design together with practical guidance on selecting the correct electrical equipment and systems required
  • Presents numerous 'rule of thumb' examples enabling quick and accurate estimates to be made
  • Provides worked examples to demonstrate the topic with practical parameters and data
  • Each chapter contains initial revision and reference sections prior to concentrating on the practical aspects of power engineering including the use of computer modelling
  • Offers numerous references to other texts, published papers and international standards for guidance and as sources of further reading material
  • Presents over 35 years of experience in one self-contained reference
  • Comprehensive appendices include lists of abbreviations in common use, relevant international standards and conversion factors for units of measure

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