EL&P’s editors recommend books of the month for October


Oct. 2003 Electric Light & Power

Oct. 13, 2003 — EL&P’s editors recommend books for further reading about selected topics in this month’s issue. Visit http://www.pennwell-store.com or phone 800-752-9764 for more information on any of these selected books plus many more electric power titles and products.

For further reading about natural gas markets:

Natural Gas & Electric Power in Nontechnical Language, by Ann Chambers.
Chambers gives you a history of these two converging industries and an overview of the factors forcing them together-political, regulatory, technical and economic. 258 pages/1999

Trading Natural Gas: A Nontechnical Guide, by Fletcher J. Sturm.
This great “how to” book covers the mechanics of natural gas trading. 206 pages/1997

Oil & Gas Pipeline Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, by John L. Kennedy
Industry expert John Kennedy details the oil and gas pipeline operation industry in this complete text. 366 pages/1993

Natural Gas in Nontechnical Language, by Institute of Gas Technology
An overview of the natural gas process from wellhead to burnertip, from futures trading to exploration, and the latest cogeneration issues and other product use. 170 pages/1999

Offshore Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Map
Contains over 14,000 miles of offshore transmission pipelines labeled with diameter and ownership. Pipelines are color-coded by commodity. Includes all major onshore/offshore connections complete with labeled onshore connection facility. Also includes areas, numbered lease blocks, and active lease blocks color-coded and labeled with ownership. Gulf Coast onshore pipeline and facility locations are included and represented as grayed-out symbols. Other onshore information includes counties/parishes, cities, major water bodies, interstate highways, major metropolitan areas. 75″ x 45″/Scale: 1″ = 9 miles/September 2001

LPG/NGL Pipeline & Facilities Map of the U.S. & Canada
Depicts more than 61,000 miles of pipelines & facilities and details pipeline diameter, underground storage facilities, owner/operator, terminals, pipeline locations, more than 1,600 gas processing plants, petrochemical plants and nationwide refineries. 48″ x 70″/Scale: 1″ = 42 miles/1999

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To learn more about generation equipment:

Power Primer: A Nontechnical Guide from Generation to End-Use, by Ann Chambers
Learn how electricity is generated, transmitted and distributed with this must-have primer. Contents include boilers, turbines, controls and control rooms, generators, engines, and more. 262 pages/1999

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To learn more about transmission & distribution equipment:

Electric Power Distribution Systems: A Nontechnical Guide, by Wayne Beatty
An explanation of complex engineering issues including components and equipment used in distribution systems. Contents include: Transmitting electricity, sub-transmission and substations, primary distribution, distribution transformers, system operation and maintenance, and more. 112 pages/1998

The Fundamentals of Power Transmission & Distribution Flow Chart
This flow chart guides you through the basic elements of electric power transmission and distribution. Size: 24″ x 36″/2000

Guide to Electrical Power Distribution Systems, 5th Edition, by Anthony J. Pansini
Get an explanation of complex engineering issues including components and equipment in distribution systems. Topics include primary distribution, distribution transformers, secondary characteristics, load characteristics. 233 pages/1996
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