Inspired by a new revival of worldwide interest in extra-high-voltage (EHV) and ultra-high-voltage (UHV) transmission, High Voltage Engineering merges the latest research with the extensive experience of the best in the field to deliver a comprehensive treatment of electrical insulation systems for the next generation of utility engineers and electric power professionals. The book offers extensive coverage of the physical basis of high-voltage engineering, from insulation stress and strength to lightning attachment and protection and beyond.

Presenting information critical to the design, selection, testing, maintenance, and operation of a myriad of high-voltage power equipment, this must-have text:

  • Discusses power system overvoltages, electric field calculation, and statistical analysis of ionization and breakdown phenomena essential for proper planning and interpretation of high-voltage tests
  • Considers the breakdown of gases (SF6), liquids (insulating oil), solids, and composite materials, as well as the breakdown characteristics of long air gaps
  • Describes insulation systems currently used in high-voltage engineering, including air insulation and insulators in overhead power transmission lines, gas-insulated substation (GIS) and cables, oil-paper insulation in power transformers, paper-oil insulation in high-voltage cables, and polymer insulation in cables
  • Examines contemporary practices in insulation coordination in association with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) definition and the latest standards
  • Explores high-voltage testing and measuring techniques, from generation of test voltages to digital measuring methods

With an emphasis on handling practical situations encountered in the operation of high-voltage power equipment, High Voltage Engineering provides readers with a detailed, real-world understanding of electrical insulation systems, including the various factors affecting—and the actual means of evaluating—insulation performance and their application in the establishment of technical specifications.

chapter 1|24 pages

Power System Overvoltages

chapter 2|56 pages

Electrostatic Field Calculation

chapter 4|94 pages

Electrical Breakdown in Gases

chapter 5|38 pages

Breakdown Characteristics of Long Air Gaps

chapter 6|38 pages

Electric Breakdown in Liquids

chapter 10|52 pages

High-Voltage Insulators

chapter 11|56 pages

High-Voltage (Underground) Cables

chapter 12|62 pages

Power Transformers

chapter 13|28 pages

Insulation Coordination