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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1925-1926-223

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING 223 z6 -Electeic Power Generation Transmission and Utilisation Third Year Two lectures per week One Exercise Class per week Laboratory Two half-days per week Every Candidate for the Degree will be required to take Sections and and either Section or Section but not both Generation Choice of site of station the various determining factors-The choice of prime movers and the choice and arrangement of plant generally-Economics of Power Generation-Switching and control of generators-Batteries and boosters-Switch gear direct and remote control systems regulating and protective devices-Instru- ments synchronising apparatus Transmission Systems available for the transmission of power by continuous and alternating currents the applicability of each to various conditions-Cables and aerial lines laying jointing and erection-Economics of power transmission determination of the most economical system for given conditions distribution of losses approximate calculations of drop power factor and conditions deter- mining resonance factors limiting the voltage in practice-Influence of power factor on transmission problems-Interference with com- munieation circuits-Mechanical calculations relating to aerial lines- Systems of distribution network calculations choice of feeding points sectionalisation of network-Sub-stations necessity for types avail- able functions of and arrangement of plant-Switch gear high and low pressure and for special purposes-Protective systems-Lightning arresters and other safety devices-Localisation of faults Utilisation Excluding Electric Traction The advantages of electrical systems of transmission and utilisation of energy in industrial work-Selection of motors continuous or alternating for given services load equalisation-Speed control and regulation special arrange- ments for heavy and variable torques-Automatic and semi-automatic systems-The production and measurement of light-Use of electric energy for illumination illumination required in given circumstances types of lamps and fittings available their choice and arrangement calculation of illumination from total luminous radiation effects of reflection and absorption calculation of power required relative advantages of various systems-Systems of charging for electric energy principles and calculations involved Utilisation for Electric Traction Electrical problems involved in tramway and railway tracks-Overhead conduit and surface rail systems for continuous and alternating currents-Methods of collection -Board of Trade regulations-Electrolysis methods of minimising- Mechanics of train movement speed-time curves train resistance approximate calculation of power and energy required under given circumstances effect of varying acceleration and braking-Tramway
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