Handbook of Electrical Engineering: For Practitioners in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry

  • 12h 43m
  • Alan L. Sheldrake
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2003

At last a comprehensive handbook detailing the application of electrical engineering to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries! The book discusses the necessary theories behind the design of facilities and offers practical guidance on selecting the electrical power systems and equipment used on offshore production platforms, drilling rigs, pipelines and chemical plants.

Features include:

  • material and approximations seldom found in other electrical engineering texts
  • 'rule-of-thumb' examples to help with quick and sensible estimates before the use of more detailed methods and computer programs
  • non-electrical material to enable electrical engineers to interface effectively with other disciplines, such as mechanical, process, instrumentation, safety, structural or civil engineering
  • reference lists of international standards and conversion factors for units of measure
  • worked examples based on practical parameters and typical situations.

Compiled from 35 years of experience in the oil and power generating industries, Alan Sheldrake provides a careful balance between mathematical theory and comprehensive practical application knowledge. This handbook will prove an invaluable reference to practicing power electrical and instrumentation engineers involved in the design, installation and maintenance of power generation and distribution systems.

About the Author

Alan Sheldrake began his career in the electrical power generating industry in 1960 as an apprentice with UK Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB), in a coal-burning steam power station. He gained six years’ experience in all aspects of the maintenance and operation of the station. He remained with the CEGB until 1975, during which time he worked in the commission, research and development, and planning departments of the CEGB.

Since 1975 he has worked in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries on projects located in many different parts of the world. He has been employed by a series of well-known engineering companies. Most of this work has been in the detailed design and conceptual design of power generating plants for offshore platforms, gas plants, LNG plants, fertilizer plants and refineries. He has held positions as Lead Electrical Engineer and Senior Electrical Engineer, Project Manager of multi-discipline projects, Consultant and Company Director. During these projects he has given lectures on various subjects of power generation and distribution, instrumentation and control and safety to groups of the younger engineers at several oil companies. He has been involved in a conference on hazardous area equipment and postgraduate university seminars.

He gained an MSc degree in power systems in 1968 at Imperial College, London, and a PhD in 1976 on a part-time basis also from Imperial College. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in UK, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers in the USA, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in the UK.

In this Book

  • Estimation of Plant Electrical Load
  • Gas Turbine Driven Generators
  • Synchronous Generators and Motors
  • Automatic Voltage Regulation
  • Induction Motors
  • Transformers
  • Switchgear and Motor Control Centres
  • Fuses
  • Cables, Wires and Cable Installation Practices
  • Hazardous Area Classification and the Selection of Equipment
  • Fault Calculations and Stability Studies
  • Protective Relay Coordination
  • Earthing and Screening
  • Variable Speed Electrical Drivers
  • Harmonic Voltages and Currents
  • Computer Based Power Management Systems
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  • Miscellaneous Subjects
  • Preparing Equipment Specifications
  • Summary of the Generalised Theory of Electrical Machines as Applied to Synchronous Generators and Induction Motors