It is several years since any book has attempted to cover the range of issues in high voltage research and development. The area continues to be full of challenge and scope and this book focuses on developments in experimental methods, theory, modelling and HV technology through the past decade. The coverage includes advances in basic understanding and capability, for instance in earthing, numerical analysis, optical methods, the physics of air breakdown and partial discharge. It also addresses technological developments in key areas such as SF6 insulation systems, polymeric insulators and power cables, ZnO surge arrestors, and pulsed power. The unique blend of reputable contributors and comprehensive subject coverage makes this book an ideal reference source for engineers and researchers in the field for many years to come.
Dr A. Haddad obtained the degree of Ingenieur d'Etat in Electrical Engineering, followed by a Ph.D. in High Voltage Engineering in 1990. In 1995 he was appointed as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in electrical engineering at Cardiff University, with responsibility for the High Voltage Research Group and lecturing duties in high voltage engineering, power systems, electromagnetics and electrical circuits. Doug Warne graduated from Imperial College with an apprenticeship at AEI Heavy Plant Division in Rugby. At the Electrical Research Association he took responsibility for the short-circuit testing station and the HV laboratory, and also the development and management of ERA's wind energy research. Since 1990 Doug has acted as an independent consultant. He also runs the independent NETCORDE syndicate for better industry-university collaboration in electrical engineering and he co-ordinates the ESR (Electricity Supply Research) Network.
Chapter 1: Mechanisms of air breakdown Chapter 2: SF6 insulation systems and their monitoring Chapter 3: Lightning phenomena and protection systems Chapter 4: Partial discharges and their measurement Chapter 5: ZnO surge arresters Chapter 6: Insulators for outdoor applications Chapter 7: Overvoltages and insulation coordination on transmission networks Chapter 8: Earthing Chapter 9: Circuit breakers and interruption Chapter 10: Polymer insulated power cable Chapter 11: Numerical analysis of electrical fields in high voltage equipment Chapter 12: Optical measurements and monitoring in high voltage environments Chapter 13: Pulsed power - principles and applications