[Solo] Silent Sentinels, by Westinghouse Company-mtf

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RickJay
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Post by RickJay » March 22nd, 2021, 11:09 am

Silent Sentinels - Protective Relays for A-C and D-C Systems, by Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company
Possibly the first book concerning the protective relays and schemes used in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. While the technology has changed over the last century, incredibly much of the fundamental theory remains the same. (Summary by Rick Jay)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=abKgCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&pg=GBS.PP1

Target completion date: 2021-08-01

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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Technology & Engineering

Keywords that describe the book: relays, electric power, protective relays

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Post by mightyfelix » March 24th, 2021, 7:45 pm

Ok, thanks for your patience! I have this all set up for you. Since you said there were some other slight changes from your first template besides the text source, I deleted that one, and we can use this new one.

Now, as soloist, you'll be responsible for updating the MW. I've filled in the first few section titles for you, as an example. (You may have had something else in mind for the section 0 title. I didn't see a title in the text, so I guessed.)

As you complete and upload chapters, you'll enter them with their durations directly into the MW, rather than posting in the thread. It's still important to post something in the thread ("Chapter 1 is ready for PL," for instance) so that your DPL will know that there's a new section ready.

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RickJay
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Post by RickJay » March 25th, 2021, 11:25 am

mightyfelix wrote:
March 24th, 2021, 7:45 pm
Ok, thanks for your patience! I have this all set up for you. Since you said there were some other slight changes from your first template besides the text source, I deleted that one, and we can use this new one.

Now, as soloist, you'll be responsible for updating the MW. I've filled in the first few section titles for you, as an example. (You may have had something else in mind for the section 0 title. I didn't see a title in the text, so I guessed.)

As you complete and upload chapters, you'll enter them with their durations directly into the MW, rather than posting in the thread. It's still important to post something in the thread ("Chapter 1 is ready for PL," for instance) so that your DPL will know that there's a new section ready.

There are instructions on how to edit the MW here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Soloists:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window The first time you log in, you'll need to set up a password, because it's a different system from the forum login. Let me know if you have any trouble.
Thanks for all your help. I got the MW finished (set up), should I be seeing it in the project post somewhere now, or is there something I need to do to add it? Or is it not in the original project post itself for solo projects?

Other than actual book production, are there any other tasks I need to do at the moment? Thanks again for your help!

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Post by mightyfelix » March 25th, 2021, 5:53 pm

RickJay wrote:
March 25th, 2021, 11:25 am
Thanks for all your help. I got the MW finished (set up), should I be seeing it in the project post somewhere now, or is there something I need to do to add it? Or is it not in the original project post itself for solo projects?
Oh, I'm terribly sorry. No, that's my fault. I should have put it in, but I was multitasking and skipped a step. :oops: It's there now.
Other than actual book production, are there any other tasks I need to do at the moment? Thanks again for your help!
That's it! I'll leave this thread here for another day or so to see if a DPL will come along. If not, then we'll need to advertise for one in Listeners Wanted.

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Post by justjennifer » March 26th, 2021, 9:58 am

I would be happy to DPL for you.

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Post by RickJay » March 26th, 2021, 8:04 pm

justjennifer wrote:
March 26th, 2021, 9:58 am
I would be happy to DPL for you.
Thanks!

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Post by mightyfelix » March 26th, 2021, 8:09 pm

Great! Jennifer is in, and I'll send us over to Going Solo.

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Post by RickJay » March 29th, 2021, 3:16 am


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Post by mightyfelix » March 29th, 2021, 5:36 am

Nice work! Remember that as a soloist, it's your responsibility to put those links and durations in the MW. Double check the link I gave you above if you need a reminder of how to do that.

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Post by RickJay » March 29th, 2021, 6:20 am

mightyfelix wrote:
March 29th, 2021, 5:36 am
Nice work! Remember that as a soloist, it's your responsibility to put those links and durations in the MW. Double check the link I gave you above if you need a reminder of how to do that.
I think it is correct now...let me know! Thanks.

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Post by mightyfelix » March 29th, 2021, 6:31 am

Perfect, well done!

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Post by justjennifer » March 29th, 2021, 8:03 am

Great start! Sections 0 and 1 are PL OK.

This is a interesting little piece, isn't it?

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Post by RickJay » March 29th, 2021, 8:31 am

justjennifer wrote:
March 29th, 2021, 8:03 am
Great start! Sections 0 and 1 are PL OK.

This is a interesting little piece, isn't it?
The principles in the book are still in use today with modern technology. When your power goes out, it is likely because one of these protective relays operated. If it goes out for a second or two and comes back, it is because a recloser closed the breaker back in like they are describing in the book. Of course today it is all done by microprocessors but back then the relays were physical devices.

It's interesting for me because I work with the modern versions of these. Glad you are finding it interesting as well.

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Post by justjennifer » March 29th, 2021, 8:44 am

RickJay wrote:
March 29th, 2021, 8:31 am
The principles in the book are still in use today with modern technology.
This is probably the most fascinating part for me - modern tech is great, and of course I appreciate the continuous advancements, but the fact that at its foundation are the same core principles from a century ago lends a sense of continuity and a feeling of rightness.

Or maybe I'm just waxing poetic on a Monday morning... :lol:

Regardless, it's very well written, and you're bringing it to life quite well. Looking forward to the next installment!

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Post by RickJay » April 11th, 2021, 3:45 pm

I am uploading new versions of sections 00 and 01. They are the same, just re-mastered to get rid of the humming room noise and bring the vocal out better.
https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/silentsentinels_00_westinghouse_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/silentsentinels_01_westinghouse_128kb.mp3

Do they need to be re-approved? No content changes

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