Electrical Wiring Industrial,
18th Edition

Stephen L. Herman, Derrick Atkins

ISBN-13: 9780357767245
Copyright 2024 | Published
416 pages | List Price: USD $162.95

With step-by-step guidance and a reader-friendly style, Herman/Atkins's ELECTRICAL WIRING INDUSTRIAL, 18th Edition, helps you gain the essential knowledge and skills you need to safely install wiring systems in an industrial building. It features vivid, full-color photographs and illustrations, numerous example problems and detailed solutions that help bring key concepts to life and clearly demonstrate how important ideas apply to real-world situations. The 18th Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the 2023 National Electric Code®, the industry standard for electrical systems layout and construction. A set of building blueprints is also included to help you connect chapter concepts to a realistic industrial building project.


1. Plans and Sitework.
2. The Unit Substation.
3. Feeder Bus System.
4. Panelboards.
5. Trolley Busways.
6. Using Wire Tables and Determining Conductor Sizes.
7. Signaling Systems.
8. Basic Motor Controls.
9. Motors and Controllers.
10. Motor Installation.
11. Power Factor.
12. Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Other Facilities.
13. System Protection.
14. Lightning Protection.
15. Site Lighting.
16. Programmable Logic Controllers.
17. Developing a Program for a PLC.
18. Fiber Optics.
19. Hazardous Locations.
20. Harmonics.
Appendix: Electrical Specifications.
Code Index.

  • Stephen L. Herman

    As a retired electrician and proficient instructor with more than 30 years of practical experience, Stephen L. Herman is known for his reader-friendly approach. A seasoned author, Mr. Herman has written leading books on electricity and mathematics that are popular with students and instructors alike. For two decades Mr. Herman served as lead instructor for the Electrical Technology Curriculum at Lee College in Baytown, Texas, where he received an Excellence in Education Award from the Halliburton Education Foundation. He also taught at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina, for nine years and helped pioneer an electrical curriculum for Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Texas. His additional publications include ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL, ELECTRICITY AND CONTROLS FOR HVAC/R, INDUSTRIAL MOTOR CONTROLS, UNDERSTANDING MOTOR CONTROLS, ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTRICIANS, ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, DIRECT CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, ELECTRICAL STUDIES FOR TRADES, ELECTRICAL PRINCIPLES, EXPERIMENTS IN ELECTRICITY FOR USE WITH LAB VOLT EQUIPMENT, THE COMPLETE LABORATORY MANUAL FOR ELECTRICITY, and PRACTICAL PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS.

  • Derrick Atkins

    Derrick Atkins is the Training Director at the Minneapolis Electrical JATC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Minnesota and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Construction and Maintenance from Dunwoody College of Technology. He also holds a Class A Master Electrical license with the State of Minnesota. Atkins joined the IBEW Local 292 as an apprentice electrician in 1996 and completed his apprenticeship in 2000. He has worked as a foreman and general foreman on a variety of industrial projects. In 2005, Mr. Atkins became a full-time instructor at the Minneapolis Electrical JATC, and two years later worked as a project manager and estimator with his primary focus on design build of various industrial projects. He then returned to full-time teaching at the JATC and currently serves as the training director. He also serves as a Principal member of Code Making Panel 5 and an Alternate member of the Correlating Committee for the National Electrical Code.

  • Thoroughly updated to reflect the 2023 National Electrical Code® (NEC®) requirements, information on relevant NEC standards is integrated into step-by-step procedures for selecting conductors for a particular application, implementing power factor correction and installing motors and transformers.

  • Detailed photographs, diagrams and illustrations throughout the text have been updated to reflect current industry equipment and standards, clarifying critical industrial electricity concepts while preparing students to connect what they learn to real-world professional applications.

  • Key topics important for today's industry professionals have been added and expanded on, including extended coverage of fuses and new information on system grounding, zigzag transformers, transformer tap changers and NEC requirements for transformer installation and panelboards.

  • Drawings, schematics, and illustrations throughout the text create a strong visual appeal that engages today's learners and helps them connect chapter material to real-life applications.

  • “Safety Alerts” emphasize safety by highlighting the importance of safe professional practices at all times.

  • Learning objectives carefully align technical content to end-of-chapter questions and problems and all supplemental assessments, providing a clear framework to help instructors plan coursework, assignments and assessments.

  • An entire chapter is devoted to basic motor controls and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), providing detailed coverage of these essential topics.

  • Practical, integrated coverage of relevant mathematical concepts makes it easier for students to master the important math skills they will need to succeed on the job, without overwhelming them with needless detail or complexity.

  • Extremely practical and focused on real-world applications, the chapter on motor installation presents detailed instructions on how to size conductors, overloads, short circuit protective devices and motor starters in a way readers can readily apply on the job.

  • Comprehensive coverage of industrial wiring essentials introduces students to different types of three-phase services, including wye, delta, wye with grounded neutral conductor, delta with B phase ground and delta high leg services.

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