Electric Power Transformer Engineering, Third Edition expounds the latest information and developments to engineers who are familiar with basic principles and applications, perhaps including a hands-on working knowledge of power transformers. Targeting all from the merely curious to seasoned professionals and acknowledged experts, its content is structured to enable readers to easily access essential material in order to appreciate the many facets of an electric power transformer.

Topically structured in three parts, the book:

  • Illustrates for electrical engineers the relevant theories and principles (concepts and mathematics) of power transformers
  • Devotes complete chapters to each of 10 particular embodiments of power transformers, including power, distribution, phase-shifting, rectifier, dry-type, and instrument transformers, as well as step-voltage regulators, constant-voltage transformers, transformers for wind turbine generators and photovoltaic applications, and reactors
  • Addresses 14 ancillary topics including insulation, bushings, load tap changers, thermal performance, testing, protection, audible sound, failure analysis, installation and maintenance and more

As with the other books in the series, this one supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material. Important chapters have been retained from the second edition; most have been significantly expanded and updated for this third installment. Each chapter is replete with photographs, equations, and tabular data, and this edition includes a new chapter on transformers for use with wind turbine generators and distributed photovoltaic arrays. Jim Harlow and his esteemed group of contributors offer a glimpse into the enthusiastic community of power transformer engineers responsible for this outstanding and best-selling work.

A volume in the Electric Power Engineering Handbook, Third Edition.

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chapter 1

Theory and Principles

ByDennis J. Allan, Harold Moore

chapter 2

Power Transformers

ByH. Jin Sim, Scott H. Digby

chapter 3

Distribution Transformers

ByDudley L. Galloway, Dan Mulkey, Alan L. Wilks

chapter 4

Phase-Shifting Transformers

ByGustav Preininger

chapter 5

Rectifier Transformers

BySheldon P. Kennedy

chapter 6

Dry-Type Transformers

ByCharles W. Johnson

chapter 7

Instrument Transformers

ByRandy Mullikin

chapter 8

Step-Voltage Regulators

ByCraig A. Colopy

chapter 9

Constant-Voltage Transformers

ByArindam Maitra, Anish Gaikwad, Arshad Mansoor, Douglas Dorr, Ralph Ferraro

chapter 10

Transformers for Wind Turbine Generators and Photovoltaic Applications

ByDavid E. Buckmaster, Hemchandra Shertukde

chapter 11


ByRichard F. Dudley, Michael Sharp, Antonio Castanheira, Behdad B. Biglar

chapter 12

Insulating Media

ByThomas A. Prevost, David L. Hanson, Leo J. Savio, Ted Haupert

chapter 13

Electrical Bushings

ByLoren B. Wagenaar

chapter 14

Tap Changers and Smart Intelligent Controls

ByDieter Dohnal, Axel Kraemer, Karsten Viereck

chapter 15

Loading and Thermal Performance

ByRobert F. Tillman, Don A. Duckett

chapter 16

Transformer Connections

ByStephen Shull, Dan D. Perco

chapter 17

Transformer Testing

ByShirish P. Mehta, William R. Henning

chapter 18

Load-Tap-Change Control and Transformer Paralleling

ByJames H. Harlow

chapter 19

Power Transformer Protection

ByArmando Guzmán, Hector J. Altuve, Gabriel Benmouyal

chapter 20

Causes and Effects of Transformer Sound Levels

ByJeewan L. Puri

chapter 21

Transient-Voltage Response of Coils and Windings

ByRobert C. Degeneff

chapter 22

Transformer Installation and Maintenance

ByTroy D. Kabrich

chapter 23

Problem and Failure Investigation

ByWallace B. Binder, Harold Moore

chapter 24

On-Line Monitoring of Liquid-Immersed Transformers

ByGary R. Hoffman

chapter 25

U.S. Power Transformer Equipment Standards and Processes

ByPhilip J. Hopkinson