Hydraulic Structure,Equipment and Water Data Acquisition Systems - Volume III


Author: Jan Malan Jordaan,Alexander Bell
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 1848260512
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Page: 402
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Hydraulic Structure, Equipment and Water Data Acquisition Systems is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Hydraulic structures occupied a vital role in the development of civilization from the earliest recorded history up to the present, and undoubtedly will do so in the future. Humanity in ancient times settled mostly near perennial rivers, nomadic people frequented oases and springs, and to augment these natural ephemeral supplies, established societies built primitive dams and dug wells. This 4-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It carries state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Hydraulic Structure, Equipment and Water Data Acquisition Systems. In these volumes the historical origins, modern developments, and future perspectives in the field of water supply engineering are discussed. Various types of hydraulic structures, their associated equipment, and the various systems for collecting data are described. These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution


Author: Leonard L. Grigsby
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759963
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 789
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Featuring contributions from worldwide leaders in the field, the carefully crafted Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Third Edition (part of the five-volume set, The Electric Power Engineering Handbook) provides convenient access to detailed information on a diverse array of power engineering topics. Updates to nearly every chapter keep this book at the forefront of developments in modern power systems, reflecting international standards, practices, and technologies. Topics covered include: Electric power generation: nonconventional methods Electric power generation: conventional methods Transmission system Distribution systems Electric power utilization Power quality L.L. Grigsby, a respected and accomplished authority in power engineering, and section editors Saifur Rahman, Rama Ramakumar, George Karady, Bill Kersting, Andrew Hanson, and Mark Halpin present substantially new and revised material, giving readers up-to-date information on core areas. These include advanced energy technologies, distributed utilities, load characterization and modeling, and power quality issues such as power system harmonics, voltage sags, and power quality monitoring. With six new and 16 fully revised chapters, the book supplies a high level of detail and, more importantly, a tutorial style of writing and use of photographs and graphics to help the reader understand the material. New chapters cover: Water Transmission Line Reliability Methods High Voltage Direct Current Transmission System Advanced Technology High-Temperature Conduction Distribution Short-Circuit Protection Linear Electric Motors A volume in the Electric Power Engineering Handbook, Third Edition. Other volumes in the set: K12648 Power Systems, Third Edition (ISBN: 9781439856338) K13917 Power System Stability and Control, Third Edition (ISBN: 9781439883204) K12650 Electric Power Substations Engineering, Third Edition (ISBN: 9781439856383) K12643 Electric Power Transformer Engineering, Third Edition (ISBN: 9781439856291)

Hydropower Developments

New Projects, Rehabilitation, and Power Recovery
Author: IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781860584794
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
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International experts in the field of hydropower come together in this informative volume to explore hydraulic design and new developments, as well as rehabilitation upgrades and new applications. This volume covers examples of projects being carried out - innovative new designs of turbines, the challenges faced when refurbishing old plant, and latest technology in the capturing of energy from low weirs, rivers, and oceans. Topics include: Hydraulic design/new developments Innovation re-engineering Rehabilitation Upgrades/applications Hydropower Developments - New Projects, Rehabilitation, and Power Recovery will be essential for anyone wishing to keep up-to-date with developments in the hydropower industry including design manufacturers, consultants, contractors, operators, and all those involved in the hydroelectric power industry.

Pump Handbook


Author: Igor Karassik,Joseph Messina,Paul Cooper,Charles Heald
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071500111
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1765
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A major revision of McGraw-Hill's classic handbook that provides practical data and know-how on the design, application, specification, purchase, operation, troublshooting, and maintenance of pumps of every type. It is an essential working tool for engineers in a wide variety of industries all those who are pump specialists, in addition to those who need to acquaint themselves with pump technology. Contributed to by over 75 distinguished professionals and specialists in each and every area of practical pump technology.

The Directory of Business Information Resources


Author: Richard Gottlieb
Publisher: Grey House Publishing
ISBN: 9781930956759
Category: Associations, institutions, etc
Page: 1800
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With 100% verification, over 1,000 new listings and more than 12,000 updates, this 2002 edition of The Directory of Business Information Resources is the most up-to-date source for contacts in over 98 business areas -- from advertising and agriculture to utilities and wholesalers. This carefully researched volume details: the Associations representing each industry; the Newsletters that keep members current; the Magazines and Journals that are important to the trade, the Conventions that are "must attends, " Databases, Directories and Industry Web Sites that provide access to must-have marketing resources. Includes contact names, phone & fax numbers, web sites and e-mail addresses. This one-volume resource is a gold mine of information and would be a welcome addition to any reference collection.

The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy

Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower
Author: Dan Chiras
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716862
Category: House & Home
Page: 352
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Presents information on how to improve a home's energy efficiency and switch to renewable energy resourses to provide electricity, hot water, heat, and cooling for a home.

Designing and Building Mini and Micro Hydropower Schemes

A Practical Guide
Author: Luis Rodríguez,Teodoro Sanchez
Publisher: Practical Action Pub
ISBN: 9781853396465
Category: Social Science
Page: 359
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Small hydro power installations have the potential to provide a renewable supply of energy to people in remote, hilly communities, far from the national grid. This book is based on the authors' considerable experience of installing hydroelectric schemes that produce up to 500 kW for powering small communities. It describes not only the electro-mechanical equipment and how it is installed, but also the correct siting of the installation and how to design and build the channels leading up to the turbine so as to optimize performance. These civil works can be carried out by local manpower, using materials that are usually available locally. Chapters cover the main components of small hydroelectric plants from the intake and the headrace channel, via the conveyance channel, to the forebay tank, penstock, turbine, and generator. Designing and Building Mini and Micro Hydropower Schemes is essential reading for engineers, NGO managers and consultants planning and implementing micro hydro schemes. `This book's strength is that it is based on years of experience out in the field of designing micro hydro systems that work.' Dr Arthur Williams, School of Electrical Electronic Engineering, The University of Nottingham, UK `For remote communities lucky enough to live near hill streams or rivers, micro-hydro power is the most cost effective way of generating electricity. And it is clean energy. But it takes years of experience and skill to design the weirs, canals and spillways that are needed. Experienced practitioners take you through the whole design process, with drawings and calculations, so that anyone with good practical building skills can learn enough from the many years of knowledge crammed into this instruction book to build a solid scheme, without over-spending.' Ray Holland, Manager, EU Energy Initiative, Partnership Dialogue Facility