The purpose of this book is to provide a complete and up-to- date coverage of the thermal design of cable systems. Thermal design is of great importance as it determines the allowable current in the cable system. This is of particular relevance to underground cables as they have severe restrictions on current capability compared with other electrical power plant. The book covers conventional methods of temperature calculation, and also discusses in detail the characteristics of soil including measurement techniques and thermal instability.
Table of Contents
Determination of Losses.
Direct Buried Naturally Cooled Cables.
Characteristics of Soils.
Cables in Air.
Probabilistic Approach to Cable Rating.
Alternative Cable Systems.