A practical reference book on electric motors, drives, controls, and ancillary equipment, including a comprehensive buyer's guide to European manufacturers and suppliers. The topics covered in the book include: electric circuit analysis; materials used in motors; motor loads and mechanical aspects; and direct motors for potentially hazardous areas.
Beverley A. Searle is a Lecturer in Human Geography at Durham University. She gained a PhD in 2005 from the University of York. Her research interest focuses on housing wealth and households' welfare and well-being. She is author of Well-being: In Search of a Good Life?.
Units, preferred numbers and standards; electric circuit analysis; basic motor theory and components; materials used in motors; motor loads and mechanical aspects; electrical supply systems; direct current motors - construction and characteristics; asynchronous 3-phase motors - construction and characteristics; starting, reversing and braking 3-phase asynchronous motors; asynchronous single-phase motors - construction and characteristics; synchronous motors - construction and characteristics; contol motors - construction and characteristics; equivalent circuits and performance assessment; IC classifications and motor cooling systems; IP and IM classifications; motors for potentially hazardous areas; standard symbols, dimensions and ratings; terminal boxes and terminal markings; bearings; noise and vibration; speed control systems; motor protection and monitoring; motor testing; installation and maintenance; motor, drive and associated equipment selection; classification guide to manufacturers and suppliers. (Part contents).