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IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications

Issue 6 • Date Nov. 1980

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Industry Applications Society

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): c2
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  • 1980 Industry Applications Society Awards IAS Outstanding Achievement Award

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 737
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  • IAS Paper Awards

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 738
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  • Third Society Prize Paper Award

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s): 739
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  • Technology Has a Future - Some Hope for Engineers

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):740 - 742
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  • Electrostatic Ignition Hazards with Flammable Liquids

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):743 - 748
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    The hazard of spark ignition of flammable vapor/air mixtures is recognized and receives much attention in the petroleum and chemical industries. Bonding and grounding procedures, described in various consensus standards, prevent hazardous differences of potential between conductive objects. These techniques are not adequate, however, to prevent hazardous accumulations of charges in poorly conducti... View full abstract»

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  • The Finite-Element Method Applied to Axisymmetric Field Problems in Silos

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):749 - 754
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    The application of the finite-element technique to the calculation of electrostatic potentials and fields in axisymmetric containers being loaded with charged powders is illustrated. Charge accumulation during such processes can result in the onset of hazardous conditions. The electrostatic potential distributions due to some simple charge distributions are investigated, and the value of such an a... View full abstract»

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  • A Charge-Analyzing Probe for Aerosol Flows

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):755 - 762
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    A charge-analyzing probe for sampling aerosol flows that has been developed allows the charges and masses of the positively charged, negatively charged, and neutral fractions to be measured. It has been used to characterize the tribo-charge state of fly ash dispersed into a dust tunnel facility used for precipitator research. Bipolar charge/mass (q/m) ratios in the range ±(10-50)¿C/g are typical... View full abstract»

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  • Electrostatic Charge Control on Hyperbaric Chambers - A Case History

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):762 - 766
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    The use of hyperbaric chambers is now a well-established technique used in the medical field for the treatment of certain diseases or skin conditions requiring an oxygen-rich environment. Chambers can vary in size up to complete containment of the human body. The case history described deals with two specific incidents, each involving chambers at the end of decompression and patient withdrawal. Id... View full abstract»

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  • Small Bubble Formation by Using Strong Nonuniform Electric Field

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):766 - 770
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    An experimental study on a small bubble formation was carried out to examine the effect of electric field on it. The nitrogen bubble in insulating liquids was divided easily into small ones by means of a strong nonuniform electric field. It has been recognized that a strong electrical pressure arises at the tip of the capillary electrode where almost all the line of electric force concentrates and... View full abstract»

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  • Research into the Electrokinetic Properties of Electrographic Liquid Developers

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):771 - 776
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    A well-known method based on electrophoretic measurements was applied to evaluating the main parameters of liquid electrographic developers, that is, electrokinetic characteristics (e.g., mobilities, charge, and ¢ potential of particles), as well as the size and numerical concentration of particles. The generalization of this method for polydisperse systems is dealt with, taking into account the ... View full abstract»

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  • Transformer Fault Diagnosis by Dissolved-Gas Analysis

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):777 - 782
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    The great majority of incipient faults occurring in power transformers gives evidence of their presence early in their developmental stages. Oil and oil-impregnated electrical insulating materials can decompose under the influence of thermal and electrical stresses generating gaseous decomposition products which dissolve in the mineral oil. The nature and the amount of the individual component gas... View full abstract»

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  • Field Testing of Submersible Cable

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):783 - 787
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    The increased number of installations of submersible pumps in the oilfield has brought about an increased need for decreasing the operating costs associated with the cable. The devices and methods of field testing the cable are explained, and the results of application of different testing parameters and techniques are evaluated. The effect of temperature on the insulating material is presented. S... View full abstract»

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  • Electric Cable Installations in Raceways

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):787 - 796
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    Installations of extruded insulated conductors in conduits and cable trays are examined. Recommended allowable pulling tensions and sidewall pressures as well as minimum allowable bending radii are defined. Equations for calculating pulling tensions and sidewall pressures are given, taking into account the weight-correction factor. A graphical method for the general solution of weight-correction f... View full abstract»

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  • Transient Phenomena in the Motor Control Electrical Distribution System

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):797 - 801
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    Some probable reasons behind the increasing occurrence of voltage escalations, arcing ground falls, and other phenomena that take place in the part of the distribution system containing motors and motor control are discussed. While this part of the typical power system is subject to the harmonic resonances and other voltage escalation phenomena occurring elsewhere, it has some unique components of... View full abstract»

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  • Use of Programmable Controllers for Industrial Power Distribution System Monitoring, Control, and Protection

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):801 - 809
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    A supervisory control system is used to improve the performance of a conventional industrial plant electrical distribution system. The control system consists of several programmable controllers located throughout a large industrial plant and intercommunicating over leased dedicated telephone lines. Described are the plant power system, supervisory control system functions, programmable controller... View full abstract»

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  • A Multislotted Waveguide Antenna for High-Powered Microwave Heating Systems

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):809 - 813
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    A method of microwave power application is described for large industrial heating systems in which a preselected temperature distribution may be specified for typical work loads. This goal is approached through the use of a discrete number of fieldradiating slots cut in the broad side of an S-band waveguide. Uniform or graded distributions of microwave power are obtainable through design data that... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation of Arc Furnace Power Systems

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):813 - 818
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    An electronic arc model has been developed which simplifies the study of harmonic phenomena in are furnace power systems on a transient network analyzer (TNA). The model helps insure the proper magnitude and phase relationship of the harmonies at each loading condition. The simulation procedures and arc model characteristics are described. Also, some examples of typical study results are given. View full abstract»

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  • Multifrequency UPS Systems for Large Computer Facilities

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):819 - 829
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    Computer facilities continue to grow larger and more complex, requiring larger, more complex, and more reliable uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS's). A well-planned multifrequency UPS system will provide greater reliability while minimizing floor space and energy consumption. The ABC's of ordering a multifrequency UPS system are described with an easy-to-reference sample specification data... View full abstract»

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  • Optimum Output Waveforms in PWM Inverters

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):830 - 836
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    A general method is considered for optimizing the output waveform of pulsewidth-modulated (PWM) inverters, whatever load may be supplied. It consists of the minimization of a cost function of operation of the load fed by the inverter. The mathematical tools and the numerical techniques to calculate the optimum switching patterns in the space of PWM inputs are derived using the state variable descr... View full abstract»

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  • Controlling Two-Pole Induction Motor System Vibration

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):837 - 840
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    3600 r/min motors are particularly susceptible to involvement in a certain category of system vibration problems. Properly designed and manufactured two-pole motors, when mounted on flexible supports, can exhibit excessive vibration as a result of resonance. The system may be complex and difficult to analyze. Many of the problems can be avoided. When problems do arise, they are often easily correc... View full abstract»

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  • A User's Experience with Electric Heat Tracing

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):840 - 844
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    The use of electrical heat tracing systems can provide excellent flexibility in piping systems of chemical manufacturing plants located in areas subjected to subzero weather. However, eight years of experience with various types of systems in an Indiana pharmaceutical manufacturing plant has resulted in an annual concentrated effort to insure maximum performance. Challenges have arisen due to engi... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical Power System Design Features of a Modern Large Polyethylene Plant

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):845 - 853
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    A modern large polyethylene plant requires a sophisticated electrical power supply to meet the requirements of a continuous process industry. The principal features of such an electrical power system are summarized. The power system was designed to achieve project objectives which stressed safety of operation, ease of maintenance, and high reliability. Some of the modern design features discussed ... View full abstract»

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  • 1980 Index IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications Vol. IA-16

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):853a - 853d
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The scope of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS includes all scope items of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, that is, the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture, and application of electrical systems, apparatus, devices, and controls to the processes and equipment of industry and commerce; the promotion of safe, reliable, and economic installations; industry leadership in energy conservation and environmental, health, and safety issues; the creation of voluntary engineering standards and recommended practices; and the professional development of its membership.

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