Overvoltage protection of low voltage system: Second Edition

March/April 2001 Infrastructure

In the second edition, Peter Hasse surveys some of the techniques available to protect low voltage electrical and electronic equipment and systems from lightning strikes and other power surges.

The book examines the basic discharge processes in air and the effects through transient electromagnetic field generation and interaction with overhead lines and underground cables. Attention is paid to the use of working models based on the lightning protection zones techniques. This is logically developed in a major section on the practical components and applications of protective measures and systems, as well as testing techniques. The book is highly illustrated with a vast number of photographs, as well as system diagrams and tabular matter.

The author is a member of various technical associations and institutions and lectures regularly on this subject. His work is widely published in several languages. The book is available from Surge Technology at a basic cost of R485.

For further details contact, Hans Slagter, Surge Technology on telephone: (011) 792 1303/4/5, fax: (011) 793 6928, e-mail: [email protected]





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