Written in an easy-to-understand style, the text acquaints students
with the physical phenomena and technical problems associated with
high voltages in power systems. A complete quantitative description
of the topics in high voltage engineering is difficult because of
the statistical nature of the electrical breakdown phenomena in
insulators. With this in mind, this book has been written to
provide a basic treatment of high voltage engineering
qualitatively, and wherever necessary quantitatively. Special
emphasis has been laid on breakdown mechanisms in gaseous
dielectrics as it helps students gain a sound conceptual base for
appreciating high voltage problems. The origin and nature of
lightning and switching overvoltages occurring in power systems
have been explained and illustrated with practical observations.
Protection of high voltage insulation against such overvoltages has
also been discussed lucidly. Concept of modern digital methods of
high voltage testing of insulators, transformers, and cables has
been explained. Solved problems help students develop a critical
appreciation of the concepts discussed. End-of-chapter questions
enable students to obtain a more in-depth understanding of the key
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