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Engineering Manual ebook
SKU: em/000/100

This ebook contains engineering training manuals. The zipped file is over 65MB so will take a while to download it. Once you have downloaded it and unzipped it just click on autorun.

£2.10 ($3.32)
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Homemade battery
SKU: hb/ebook/000
This is a simple 15 page plan showing how to make your own batteries.
£0.36 ($0.57)
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Can migrogrids make a major contribution to UK energy supply - ebook
SKU: cmmac/ebook/000

Almost all the electricity currently produced in the UK is generated as part of a centralised power system designed around large fossil fuel or nuclear power stations. This power system is robust and reliable but the efficiency of power generation is low, resulting in large quantities of waste heat. The principal aim of this paper is to investigate an alternative concept: the energy production by small scale generators in close proximity to the energy users, integrated into microgrids. Microgrids – de-centralised electricity generation combined with on-site production of heat - bear the promise of substantial environmental benefits. This is brought about by a higher energy efficiency and by facilitating the integration of renewable sources such as photovoltaic arrays or wind turbines. By virtue of a good match between generation and load, microgrids have a low impact on the electricity network, despite a potentially significant level of generation by intermittent energy sources. The paper discusses the technical and economic issues associated with this novel concept, giving an overview of the generator technologies, the current regulatory framework in the UK, and the barriers that have to be overcome if microgrids are to make a major contribution to the UK energy supply. The focus of this study is a microgrid of domestic users powered by small Combined Heat and Power generators and photovoltaics. Focusing on the energy balance between the generation and load, it is found that the optimum combination of the generators in the microgrid - consisting of around 1.4 kWp PV array per household and 45% household ownership of micro-CHP generators - will maintain energy balance on a yearly basis if supplemented by energy storage of 2.7kWh per household. We find that there is no fundamental technological reason why microgrids cannot contribute an appreciable part of the UK energy demand. Indeed, an estimate of cost indicates that the microgrids considered in this study would supply electricity at a cost comparable with the present electricity supply if the current support mechanisms for photovoltaics were maintained. Combining photovoltaics and micro-CHP and a small battery requirement gives a microgrid that is independent of the national electricity network. In the short term, this has particular benefits for remote communities but more wide-ranging possibilities open up in the medium to long term. Microgrids could meet the need to replace current generation nuclear and coal fired power stations, greatly reducing the demand on the transmission and distribution network.

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How to Purchase, Setup & Maintain Emergency Diesel Electric Generators
SKU: feed/EGMU/ebook/700
"The Diesel Emergency Generator Unit, Emergency Power System Plan"

How to researched, set up and operated a new electric diesel emergency generator maintenance team. The author starts off telling a most interesting story of when he set up the emergency generator maintenance unit for an international oil company. In 1990, several high-profile emergency generator set failures during power outages resulted in an upper management decision that resulted in the author's research detailed here in this 96 page ebook. The story line is followed by detailed procedures on the steps the author used during the creation process leading up to the startup date of the maintenance team and detailed examples of how specific field problems were handled.

Learn from Larry Bush as he leads his maintenance team thru the research to Purchase, Setup and Maintain Emergency Diesel Electric Generators for an international oil company.

£9.98 ($15.77)
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Pump Types - water pump, peristaltic, metering ...ebook
SKU: feed/pump/460

If you own, work with or are studying a water pump, sump pump, pool pump, chemical pump, industrial pump or any other type of pump, you will find the knowledge in this book by Mike Sondalini very valuable. Mike gives you insight to design, uses, installation, calibration, troubleshooting and maintenance for the various pump types in his book titled "Pump Types Explained". Mike starts out with details about the centrifugal pump with pump curves, cavitations and how to correct the situation. In addition to the centrifugal pump chapters, the peristaltic pump (hose pump), metering pump (dosing pump), gear pump, helical pump and the magnetic drive pump are explained. Of special interest during the design phase is Mike's cost / accuracy guide to pump types. Learn how to choose the right pump for the job, get a copy of "Pump Types Explained" now!

£6.50 ($10.27)
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Electric Motors in Use - ebook
SKU: feed/em/500

This 21 page ebook starts with electric motor problems and current protection. Then the author moves on to the more advanced topics of electric motor variable speed drives operation and the effects of process changes on electric motors. Mixed with in the above sections, plant layout and vibration detection are discussed. There is also sections on the basics related to motor drive systems such as V belts, chains, bearings, grease and lubrication. All in basic technical briefs type format.

£6.50 ($10.27)
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Heat Transfer Equipment Elementary - ebook
SKU: Feed/htee/500
Heat exchanger and cooling tower design and operation detailed in this ebook. Also are the basics of heat transfer, boilers, temperature sensing elements, water hammer and it's control as well steam trap operation and selection. Do you know how water hammer occurs and the severity of the harm it can cause? Are you in charge of maintaining heat exchanger, boilers and/or cooling towers? Are you sure what heat transfer fluids by steam sparging is? Then this ebook is a must have for you to bone up on your industrial temperature sensing methods to keep the process in control, your boiler rooms and your cooling towers running efficiently.

A great ebook for the handy man as well as the professional maintenance person.

£6.75 ($10.67)
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Frameworks for ... Selected Business Management Reports - ebook
SKU: Feed/manrep/400

Businesses and projects rely on well-structured reports to ensure accurate communication about goals and objectives, requirements, designs, measuring and recording progress, etc. Unfortunately, many engineering reports and management reports are not as clear as it should be. In order to alleviate this problem - particularly for engineers and managers in the early stages of their careers – this ebook contains suggested frameworks for a selection of commonly used business management reports. (Two other ebooks by the same authors contain frameworks for project management reports and system engineering reports.)

This ebook is intended as a report writing reference guide, from which ideas can be sourced about the typical structure and contents of commonly used business management reports. The ebook does not provide blueprints for all reports that a manager might ever have to write, but it provides guidelines which should be tailored and adapted by common sense and experience, in order to suit specific circumstances.

The philosophy underlying this book is: contents follow structure - i.e. first carefully think about, and decide upon a report structure, and then systematically fill in the contents. When a report structure is defined first, the gathering of information becomes focused, and unnecessary material is either not collected at all, or it can be filtered out systematically.

Besides briefly addressing the main generic elements of a report and report quality assurance, frameworks for the following types of reports are provided in this ebook:

  • Mission Statement
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis Report
  • Market Research Report
  • Business Plan
  • Business Re-Engineering Report
  • Negotiation Preparation Notes
  • Trade-Off Study Report
  • Cash Flow Budget
  • Accounting Ratios Analysis Report


Each of these reports is briefly discussed in terms of its typical purpose and scope, followed by a suggested framework for the report.

Dr. Johan Gouws holds the following qualifications: B.Eng. and M.Eng. (Electrical and Electronic), MBA, and Ph.D.
Some areas of expertise include: Feasibility and re-engineering studies, system engineering, project management, modeling, simulation, and has been an expert witness in legal matters involving technical and management issues.

Mrs. Leonie Gouws holds the following qualifications: B.Eng. (Mechanical) and M.Eng. (Engineering Management).
Some areas of expertise include: Maintenance management for operational systems, computerized management information systems (SAP PM), technical writing and project documentation, and logistics engineering for new and existing systems.

£7.00 ($11.06)
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The Submersible Pump, Sump Pump and Bilge Pump Guide - ebook
SKU: Feed/sumppump/770

The 'Sump Pumps, Submersible Pumps and Bilge Pumps Basic Selection, Installation and Use Guide.' gives you a thorough checklist of the important factors to consider with these pumps, their installation and operation to get a long, failure-free, low-maintenance pump operating life.

This eBook has valuable information like 'solving problems with sump pump applications', including a section for each pump type on the particulars of installing a sump pump, submersible pump and the bilge pump.

This guide is also helpful for well water pumping projects, septic system design and maintenance and basement pump installations.

The information in this guide is based on years of practical engineering experience with pump operation, fault finding, failure analysis and pumping system design. It provides you with a good checklist of what to do to get many years of trouble-free service. Use it as a means to select the right equipment and to fault-find existing equipment.

Table of Contents

OVERVIEW OF SUMP, SUBMERSIBLE AND BILGE PUMPS.
UNDERSTAND THE PUMP SERVICE DUTY, CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT.
SETTING-UP THE PUMP IN POSITION.
DO YOU INSTALL A NON-RETURN VALVE OR NOT?
TIPS FOR EASY MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENT.
PROBLEMS WITH SUMP PUMP APPLICATIONS.
ELECTRICAL CONSIDERATIONS.
PARTICULARS OF INSTALLING A BILGE PUMP.
PARTICULARS OF INSTALLING A SUMP PUMP.
PARTICULARS OF INSTALLING A SUBMERSIBLE PUMP.

£11.00 ($17.38)
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Frameworks for ... Selected System Engineering Reports - ebook
SKU: feed/ser/70

Businesses and projects rely on well-structured reports to ensure accurate communication about goals and objectives, requirements, designs, measuring and recording progress, etc. Unfortunately, many engineering reports and management reports are not as clear as it should be. In order to alleviate this problem - particularly for engineers and managers in the early stages of their careers – this ebook contains suggested frameworks for a selection of commonly used system engineering reports. (Two other ebooks by the same authors contain frameworks for business management reports and project management reports.)

This ebook is intended as a report writing reference guide, from which ideas can be sourced about the typical structure and contents of commonly used system engineering reports. The ebook does not provide blueprints for all reports that a system engineer might ever have to write, but it provides guidelines which should be tailored and adapted by common sense and experience, in order to suit specific circumstances.

The philosophy underlying this book is: contents follow structure - i.e. first carefully think about, and decide upon a report structure, and then systematically fill in the contents. When a report structure is defined first, the gathering of information becomes focused, and unnecessary material is either not collected at all, or it can be filtered out systematically.

Besides briefly addressing the main generic elements of a report, report quality assurance and the system engineering process, frameworks for the following types of reports are provided in this ebook:

£9.50 ($15.01)
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Frameworks for ... Selected Engineering Project Management Reports
SKU: feed/pmr/70

Businesses and projects rely on well-structured reports to ensure accurate communication about goals and objectives, requirements, designs, measuring and recording progress, etc. Unfortunately, many engineering reports and management reports are not as clear as it should be. In order to alleviate this problem - particularly for engineers and managers in the early stages of their careers – this ebook contains suggested frameworks for a selection of commonly used engineering project management reports. (Two other ebooks by the same authors contain frameworks for business management reports and system engineering reports.)

This ebook is intended as a report writing reference guide, from which ideas can be sourced about the typical structure and contents of commonly used project management reports. The ebook does not provide blueprints for all reports that a project manager might ever have to write, but it provides guidelines which should be tailored and adapted by common sense and experience, in order to suit specific circumstances.

The philosophy underlying this book is: contents follow structure - i.e. first carefully think about, and decide upon a report structure, and then systematically fill in the contents. When a report structure is defined first, the gathering of information becomes focused, and unnecessary material is either not collected at all, or it can be filtered out systematically.

Besides briefly addressing the main generic elements of a report, report quality assurance and project management, frameworks for the following types of reports are provided in this ebook:

Contract Proposal
Project Plan
Progress Report
PERT (Program Evaluation and Revision Technique) Report
Trade-off Study Report
Technical Notes
Minutes of a Meeting
Each of these reports is briefly discussed in terms of its typical purpose and scope, followed by a suggested framework for the report.

£5.00 ($7.90)
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Centrifugal Pump Problems & Answers - ebook
SKU: feed/cpp/70

If you have a centrifugal pump problem, the odds are Mike Sondalini has included the solution in this very detailed e-book - "Centrifugal Pump Problems & Answers".

Mike goes through the problem solving steps in detail with his own experiences and research. Although this book primarily focuses on the centrifugal pump, many of the solutions are applicable to well... pumps in general.

With over 50 sections, we can only list a few here. Some of the areas of discussion are flow, mechanical seal, bearings, rotor, cavitations, liquid density, couplings, vibration isolation, fan, metal corrosion, impeller, balancing, alignment and even the effects on electric motors.

If you have a centrifugal pump problem, Mike has the solution. Get a copy of "Centrifugal Pump Problems & Answers" now

£7.49 ($11.83)
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Total Productive Maintenance - TPM PowerPoint - ebook
SKU: feed/tpm/000

This PowerPoint is about the TPM that Toyota involves the operator in training in machine maintenance. This PowerPoint also includes the requirements for a successful TPM Introduction.

£10.00 ($15.80)
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Performance Safety: Lessons For Life - ebook
SKU: feed/ps/70

This 173 page Ebook is filled with real-world illustrations and real-world solutions in safety training that utilize performance-based occupational safety concepts. The author Randy DeVaul, wrote this book in response to much feedback while writing the first book of this series; 'Performance Safety: A Practical Approach'.

The author shows how root cause analysis approach used in engineering and for trouble-shooting in maintenance is also key in incident and injury investigations and performance management. As well as workplace safety, this book will aid in changing corporate culture while improving communication in the workplace. A must read for those implementing a performance management system. The book starts out with a mix of published and new articles from the author that demonstrate Performance Safety in use.

The second part of book is a series of toolbox talks for use with your employees. Employers who have purchased this book are welcome to use these pages for employees as toolbox talks or company newsletter articles as long as the copyright and author-credit information is included. If reprinted into a newsletter or other media format, the author requests a copy of the finished product in which the article(s) appears. Any other use of the material requires permission from the author.

Testimonial:
Once again, you knock my socks off! I've always been impressed with your straight-forward no BS approach to safety. That is, a simplistic yet a fundamentally based message incorporating the latest research. You have an enviable talent to boil down the jargon and present a clear concise message. Your latest book should be in every front-line supervisor's hand and on the shelf of every safety professional. I love your message that we are our brother's keeper and the decisions we make today can have a profound impact on us, our loved ones, our coworkers, and our employers. Bottom line, safety is for (quality) life. I'm looking forward to your next book.

D.C., Technical Support Manager

£9.99 ($15.78)
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Belt Bucket Elevator Design, Use and Care - ebook
SKU: FEED/bed/70

This second edition of the very popular and rare title 'Belt and Bucket Elevator Design' consists of even more details to use in the industrial design engineering, fabrication and care of belt and bucket elevators. Critical information and engineering decision detail has been added on bearing selection, shaft seal, belt tension, dust extraction, hazardous applications, drive selection and more on proper use and care for operators and maintainers. The first edition covered a good amount of design engineering detail and calculation. It ended with additional operating and maintenance information to provide a more complete understanding of the use of belt bucket elevators used for bulk material handling equipment. This second edition adds more detail and information on many of the numerous other industrial design engineering decisions to be made when building and maintaining belt bucket elevators. The format of this edition remains unchanged. The bucket elevator design information is presented first followed by important information on the other factors that influence its successful industrial design, use and care. The author gives valuable knowledge about his experiences with bucket elevators. Bucket elevators lift bulk materials from one level to another and function well when designed properly for the duty, and are used as designed. Since bucket elevators are used on powders, granules, grain, chip shaped products, lumpy materials and hazardous material handling, problems can occur. Mike notes possible remedies in his white paper.

£10.50 ($16.59)
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Forensic Engineering Investigation
SKU: fei/ebook/000

Forensic Engineering Investigation provides analyses and methods for determining how something was damaged and when the damage may have legal consequences. It covers 21 of the more common types of failures, catastrophic events, and losses that a forensic engineer may be called upon to assess. Each chapter is self-contained, highly specific, and succinct.

£0.36 ($0.57)
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Energy Transmission and Grid Integration of AC Offshore Wind Farms
SKU: etgiowf/000/ebook/000
This book analyses the key issues of the offshore wind farm's energy transmission and grid integration infrastructure. But, for this purpose, there are not evaluated all the electric configurations. In the present book is deeply evaluated a representative case. This representative case is built starting from three generic characteristics of an offshore wind farm: the rated power, the distance to shore and the average wind speed of the location. Thus, after a brief description of concepts related to wind power and several subsea cable modeling options, an offshore wind farm is modeled and its parameters defined to use as a base case. Upon this base case, several analyses of the key aspects of the connection infrastructure are performed. The first aspect to analyze is the management of the reactive power flowing through the submarine cable. Then, the undesired harmonic amplifications in the offshore wind farms due to the resonances and after this, transient over-voltage problems in the electric infrastructure are characterized. Finally, an offshore wind farm connection infrastructure is proposed in order to achieve the grid code requirements for a specific system operator, but not as a close solution, as a result of a methodology based on analyses and simulations to define the most suitable layout depending on the size and location of each offshore wind farm.
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Biodiesel Safety and Best Management Practices for Small-Scale Production
SKU: bsbm/ebook/000
Biodiesel Safety and Best Management Practices for Small-Scale Noncommercial Use and Production

This publication addresses processing and safety issues associated with making biodiesel fuel, which is a clean, renewable fuel that can be made from various biomass oil feedstocks such as waste vegetable oil, yellow grease, animal fats, and virgin vegetable oils. The objective of this publication is to review some of the accepted practices associated with small-scale biodiesel production to make it a safe, environmentally sound practice that generates a quality product. Prospective biodiesel producers are also encouraged to use this information as they decide whether or not to begin making biodiesel.

£0.36 ($0.57)
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