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Industrial Electricity, 9E
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Industrial Electricity
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Industrial Electricity, 9E

Michael Brumbach,

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY, 8E is the ideal book to help electrical students, as well as maintenance technicians, master the fundamentals of electrical theory as they pertain to the field of industrial electricity.

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY, Ninth Edition, presents the essentials of electrical theory in a clear, current, logical manner to help you master both fundamental concepts and more advanced subjects relevant to the field of industrial electricity.

Coverage begins with foundational topics like electrical symbols and drawings, current, voltage, resistance, and power, while subsequent chapters introduce Ohm’s Law; series, parallel, and combination circuits; and resistive and reactive circuits.

The text also includes thorough discussion of advanced subjects such as rotating machinery, motor controls, transformers, electronic drives, and PLCs, as well as practical information on key real-world applications of electrical theory, including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

The Ninth Edition features more than 800 illustrations and photos to help explain key concepts and bring theory and practice alike to life.

  • The text provides comprehensive coverage of fundamental theory, practical applications, and common equipment and technology, including installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, test equipment, wiring methods, and conductor types and sizes.
  • The author draws on decades of expertise as an educator and author to present even complex material using a simple, logical, and practical approach that aids learning and enhances understanding.
  • Ideal for aspiring and experienced professionals alike, this trusted text provides electrical maintenance technicians with an excellent reference for quick answers to address both common problems and unusual challenges.

NEW to this Edition:

  • More than 800 new and updated illustrations and photos greatly enhance the visual appeal of the Ninth Edition, clarifying the fundamentals of electrical theory and making material easier for students to master.
  • The author has added additional information on compact fluorescent and LED lighting, providing students an up-to-date perspective on these important new technologies.
  • Throughout the text, references to the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC NFPA 70) have been updated to reflect the 2014 edition, giving students current, accurate information relevant to these important industry standards.
  • The Ninth Edition has eliminated reproductions of manufacturer’s data sheets in favor of listing the relevant web addresses (URLs), allowing for a more streamlined, convenient text while still enabling students to access needed detail easily.


1. LANGUAGE OF ELECTRICITY. Objectives. Electrical Symbols. Electrical Drawings. Using the Drawings/Diagrams. Scientific and Engineering Notation. Review Questions.

2. ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS. Objectives. Structure of Matter. Static Electricity. Electric Current. Current Measurement. Voltage. Voltage Sources. Voltage measurements. Resistance. Ohm's Law. Review Questions.

3. ELECTRICAL POWER AND ENERGY. Objectives. Work. Power. Energy. Efficiency. Mechanical Transmission of Power. Drives. Sizing Motors. Review Questions.

4. TEST EQUIPMENT. Objectives. The Digital Multimeter. The Voltage Tester. The Clamp-on Ammeter. The Megohmmeter. The Oscilloscope. Oscilloscope Probes. Making Measurements. Review Questions.

5. BASIC RESISTIVE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS. Objectives. Series Circuits. Parallel Circuits. Combination Circuits. Review Questions.

6. MAGNETS AND MAGNETISM . Objectives. Magnets. Magnetic Fields and Forces. Magnetic Theories. Magnetic Materials. Electromagnetism. Magnetic Circuits and Measurements. Solenoids. Review Questions.

7. ALTERNATING CURRENT. Objectives. Basic AC Theory. Alternating Current and Voltage Values. Advantages and Disadvantages of AC. Electromagnetic Induction 28. Capacitance. Power in AC Circuits. Three-Phase Systems. Review Questions.

8. AC CIRCUITS. Objectives. Pure Resistive Circuits. AC Series Circuits. AC Parallel Circuits. AC Combination Circuits. Review Questions.

9. CONDUCTOR TYPES AND SIZES. Objectives. Units of Measurement. Mil-Foot Wire. Resistivity. Thermal Effect. Insulation and Ampacity of Conductors. Flexible Cords and Cables. Electrical Distribution. Terminal Connections and Splices. Review Questions.

10. WIRING METHODS. Objectives. Electrical Codes. Armored and Metal-Clad Cable. Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable. Service-Entrance Cable. Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cable. Raceways. Fittings, Conduit Bodies, and Boxes. Fittings. Conduit Bodies. Boxes. Conductor Installation. Review Questions.

11. WIRING APPLICATIONS. Objectives. Residential Wiring. Commercial and Industrial Wiring. Review Questions.

12. TRANSFORMERS. Objectives. Transmission Efficiency. Transformer Principle. Losses and Efficiency. Transformer Construction. Control Transformers. Special Transformers. Transformer Connections. Review Questions.

13. ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION. Objectives. Primary Distributon Systems. Consumer Distribution Systems. Grounding of Electrical Systems. Grounding of Electrical Equipment. Ground-Fault Protection. Three-Phase Systems. Harmonics. Review Questions.

14. LIGHTING. Objectives. Lighting Measurements. Inverse Square Law. Light Distribution. Types of Luminaires. Reflection. Glare. Lighting Layout. Color. Types of Lighting Fixtures. Lighting Maintenance. Review Questions.

15. ELECTRIC HEAT. Objectives. Space heating. Calculations. Heating Equipment. System Controls. Humidity Control. Dielectric Heating. Induction Heating. Resistance Heating. ARC Heating. ARC Heating. Infrared Heat. Review Questions.

16. DC GENERATORS. Objectives. Electromagnetic Induction. Generator Construction. Generator Operation. Generator Voltage. Self-Excited Generator. Separately Excited Generator. Voltage Control Versus Voltage Regulation. Parallel Operation of Generators. Generator Efficiency. Review Questions.

17. DC MOTORS. Objectives. Basic Motor Operation. Generator Action in a Motor. Commutation. Motor Speed. Types of DC Motors. Motor Maintenance. Review Questions.

18. AC GENERATORS (ALTERNATORS). Objectives. AC Generators Versus DC Generators. Alternator Construction. Alternator Voltage Output. Voltage and Frequency Control. Alternator Characteristics. Paralleling Alternators. Motor-Generator Sets. Rotary Converters (Dynamotors). Review Questions.

19. AC MOTORS. Objectives. AC Motor Construction. Three-Phase Motor Theory. Three-Phase Motor Starting and Running Current. Types of Three-Phase Motors. Single-Phase Motors. Starting Single-Phase Motors. Universal Motors. Selection of Single-Phase Motors. Torque Motors. Dual-Voltage Winding. Multispeed Induction Motors. Review Questions.

20. MOTOR CONTROL DEVICES AND CIRCUITS. Objectives. Motor Control Devices. Operating Methods. Motor Starters. Annunciators. Motor Control Circuits. Multiple Start/Stop Controls. Multiple Motor Starter Control. Sequencial Starting Control. Various Starting Methods. Braking. Review Questions.

21. BASIC INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS. Objectives. Semiconductors. Rectifiers. Transistors. Field Effect Transistors. Thyristors. The 555 Timer. 555 Circuits. Digital Logic. Replacing Solid-State Devices. Review Questions.

22. DC ELECTRONIC VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES. Objectives. DC Drives. Switching Amplifier Field Current Controller. SCR Armature Voltage Controller. Choppers. The Four Quadrants of Motor Operation. Troubleshooting DC Drives. Review Questions.

23. AC (INVERTER) DRIVES. Objectives. Inverter Drives. Flux Vector Drives. Troubleshooting Inverter Drives. The Electrical Supply to the Motor and the Drive. Review Questions.

24. PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS. Objectives. PLC Components. I/O Wiring. Programming. Types of Instructions. Review Questions.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

Appendix C.



About the Author:

Michael E. Brumbach is the retired (after 28 years of service) associate dean of the Industrial and Engineering Technologies Division at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

He holds an associate degree in electronics technology.

In addition to this book, Mr. Brumbach has authored ELECTRONIC VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES and has co-authored INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE.

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