Transformer Design By Indrajit Dasgupta: A Comprehensive Guide for Electrical Engineers
Transformers are essential devices for power generation and distribution, as they can step up or step down the voltage and current of alternating current (AC) circuits. The design of a transformer affects its performance, efficiency, reliability and lifespan. Therefore, electrical engineers need to have a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of transformer design.
One of the most comprehensive books on this topic is Transformer Design By Indrajit Dasgupta, published by McGraw-Hill Education in 2002. The author is a technical director in P M Electronics Limited, an ISO 9001 certified company, located in Greater Noida (UP), India. He has a graduate degree in electrical engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, and has acquired working knowledge in design and manufacturing techniques of transformers from various small and medium size industries in India and abroad.
The book covers all aspects of transformer design, from basic theory to practical applications. It also includes topics such as process control of manufacturing technique, installation, erection, commissioning and maintenance of distribution transformers. It also covers failure analysis and remedial measures for increasing the longevity of transformers. Apart from explaining the design aspect of transformers, the book lists the requirements of ISO 9000 in the process of manufacturing technique up to the final stages of product testing, inspection and despatch.
The book is divided into 18 chapters, each covering a specific topic related to transformer design. Some of the chapters are:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Transformers
Chapter 2: Basic Principles of Transformer Design
Chapter 3: Magnetic Circuit Design
Chapter 4: Electrical Circuit Design
Chapter 5: Thermal Design
Chapter 6: Mechanical Design
Chapter 7: Insulation Design
Chapter 8: Transformer Oil
Chapter 9: Transformer Accessories
Chapter 10: Testing of Transformers
Chapter 11: Installation and Commissioning of Transformers
Chapter 12: Operation and Maintenance of Transformers
Chapter 13: Failure Analysis and Remedial Measures
Chapter 14: Energy Conservation and Loss Reduction
Chapter 15: Computer Aided Design of Transformers
Chapter 16: Special Transformers
Chapter 17: Standards and Specifications
Chapter 18: Quality Assurance and Quality Control
The book is written in a clear and concise manner, with numerous examples, diagrams, tables and charts to illustrate the concepts and calculations. The book is suitable for students, teachers, engineers and technicians who are interested in learning or improving their skills in transformer design.
One of the main advantages of Transformer Design By Indrajit Dasgupta is that it covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of transformer design. The author explains the underlying principles of transformer operation and design, as well as the methods and procedures for implementing them in real-world situations. The book also provides useful tips and tricks for solving common problems and challenges faced by transformer designers and manufacturers.
The book also reflects the latest developments and trends in the field of transformer design. It covers topics such as energy conservation and loss reduction, computer aided design of transformers, special transformers such as phase shifting transformers, rectifier transformers, furnace transformers, etc., and standards and specifications for transformer design and testing. The book also incorporates the feedback and suggestions from the readers and users of the previous edition of the book.
The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM that contains software tools for transformer design, such as TRANSDESIGN, TRANSLOSS, TRANSTEST, etc. These tools can help the readers to perform various calculations and simulations related to transformer design. The CD-ROM also contains data sheets, catalogues, manuals and other reference materials for transformer design.