Wright and Newbery's classic guide to the world of electric fuses has been substantially revised and remains the comprehensive reference work on the subject.
The third edition of the book includes further analysis of pre-arcing and arcing behaviour, the retrofitting of expulsion fuses with automatic sectionalising links, developments in Chip Fuses and Automotive Fuses, application information on benefits of fuses. IGBT protection and arc flash and power quality. It also provides an update on national and international standards.
The book begins by describing the very first electric fuses and their applications, their later development, the introduction of standard specification and the spread of the use of fuses; and ends focusing on the updated national and international standards regarding fuses and the quality assurance and inspection methods used during manufacture to maintain the necessary high standards.
About the Author
Arthur Wright was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nottingham. His specialist expertise was in the fields of protective relaying and fuses.
Gordon Newbery has for over 40 years served the International Fuse Industry. He was Technical Director for Brush/Hawker Fusegear Limited and subsequently for the Bussmann Division of Cooper Industries in Europe.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Pre-arcing behaviour of cartridge fuselinks
- Chapter 3: Arcing behaviour of cartridge fuselinks
- Chapter 4: Constructions and types of low-voltage fuses
- Chapter 5: Constructions and types of high-voltage fuses
- Chapter 6: Constructions of miniature, plug and other small fuses
- Chapter 7: Application of fuses
- Chapter 8: International and national standards
- Chapter 9: Manufacture, quality assurance and inspection