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close this bookGeneration, Distribution, Use of Electric Current - Basic vocational knowledge (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 141 p.)
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View the documentPreface
View the document1. Introduction
View the document2. General remarks on the demand for electric energy and on the natural resources available
Open this folder and view contents3. Ways of generation of electric energy
Open this folder and view contents4. Power transmission and distribution in power supply systems
Open this folder and view contents5. Lighting installations and power installations
View the document6. The use of electric current by the various groups of consumers (assignment)
Open this folder and view contents7. Measuring technology of checking electrotechnical installations and equipment and of permanently controlling the main parameters in operation (I, U, P, Wh, Q, )
Open this folder and view contents8. Protective, control and supervisory systems as important additional equipment for power installations


The present textbook is based on the rich experience of FRG vocational training and intended for trainees in the field of electrical engineering.

In the form of a compendium, it contains the necessary basic knowledge to understand the fundamentals of the of electric current in heavy-current electrical engineering. Related aspects of information electronics are mentioned additionally only wherever it is absolutely necessary for technical reasons. Installation (plant) engineering is only dealt with in the low-voltage range of up to 1 kV.

- generation,
- distribution and
- use

Subjects discussed in great detail in other IBE textbooks, such as “Electrical Installation,” “Electrical Machines” and “Switch-gear”. are only presented in a brief and concise way here. For better understanding of the technical knowledge contained in this textbook, it is necessary to have basic knowledge of natural sciences and electrical engineering. The author tried to explain the subject-matter in a clearly arranged and easy-to-understand manner. Comprehensive illustrations and relevant tables as well as descriptive and comprehensible wording shall help the trainees to conceive the problems dealt with.

Considering the inseparability of theory and practice throughout. the textbook can be used by the trainees to acquire knowledge of electrical engineering in the training process, both in theoretical and practical vocational training. Questions for recapitulation and testing, concentrating on the main points of the relevant subjects, shall help the trainees to examine their knowledge.