The revised edition presents, extends, and updates a thorough analysis of the factors that cause and accelerate the aging of conductive and insulating materials of which transmission and distribution electrical apparatus is made. New sections in the second edition summarize the issues of the aging, reliability, and safety of electrical apparatus, as well as supporting equipment in the field of generating renewable energy (solar, wind, tide, and wave power). When exposed to atmospheric corrosive gases and fluids, contaminants, high and low temperatures, vibrations, and other internal and external impacts, these systems deteriorate; eventually the ability of the apparatus to function properly is destroyed. In the modern world of "green energy", the equipment providing clean, electrical energy needs to be properly maintained in order to prevent premature failure. The book’s purpose is to help find the proper ways to slow down the aging of electrical apparatus, improve its performance, and extend the life of power generation, transmission, and distribution equipment.

section 1|352 pages

Transmission and Distribution Electrical Equipment

chapter 1|22 pages

Electrical Contacts

Overheating, Wear, and Erosion

chapter 2|26 pages

Bolted, Plug-On, and Busbar Connections

Materials and Degradation

chapter 3|50 pages

Plating of Electrical Equipment

chapter 4|30 pages

Detrimental Processes and Aging of Plating

section 2|171 pages

Renewable Energy Equipment Challenges

chapter 9|37 pages

Solar Energy

chapter 10|28 pages

Tidal and Wave Power

chapter 11|22 pages

Wind Energy Equipment

chapter 12|12 pages

Wind Energy Equipment Corrosion

chapter 13|23 pages

Wind Turbine Gearboxes and Bearings

chapter 14|19 pages

Wind Turbine Lubrication

chapter 15|14 pages

Wind Turbines Failures

section 3|96 pages

Testing, Monitoring, and Diagnostics of Electrical Equipment

chapter 17|30 pages

Physical Conditions of Electrical Equipment

Testing, Monitoring, and Diagnostics

chapter 18|26 pages

Physical Conditions of Renewable Electrical Equipment

Testing and Monitoring