Fluke 43B PQ Analyzer – Lighting Loads

Applications Guide, April 2001 Published by Fluke Corporation Introduction This chapter provides applications of problems and phenomena that are likely to occur in a lighting system. Figure 3. Distribution System: Lighting Loads Measuring Current Harmonics Check whether the lighting system causes excessive harmonics. These may influence the system. Look at the harmonics spectrum and readContinue reading “Fluke 43B PQ Analyzer – Lighting Loads”

Fluke 43B PQ Analyzer – Receptacle Branch Circuits

Applications Guide, April 2001 Published by Fluke Corporation Troubleshooting Electrical Distribution Systems The most efficient way to troubleshoot electrical systems, is to begin at the load and work towards the building’s service entrance. Measurements are taken along the way to isolate faulty components or loads. This chapter describes typical measurements for troubleshooting problems on receptacleContinue reading “Fluke 43B PQ Analyzer – Receptacle Branch Circuits”

Fluke 43B PQ Analyzer – Basic Measurements

Applications Guide, April 2001 Published by Fluke Corporation Introduction This section provides easy-to-do measurements which you can perform almost anywhere. Begin with these examples to get started with the Fluke 43B. Note: It is a good idea to reset the Fluke 43B before you start a new application. This way, you always start from theContinue reading “Fluke 43B PQ Analyzer – Basic Measurements”

Earthing System

How To Choose The Right System Earthing Arrangement? Application Note, 2009 Published by Schneider Electric Source: https://www.se.com/ww/en/download/document/DBTP72ART_EN/ All System Earthing Arrangements (SEA) provide equivalent protection of life and property. However each has certain advantages and inconveniences in other terms that may be important for a given installation. In both commercial and industrial applications, needs change,Continue reading “Earthing System”

Defining Interharmonics

White Paper, April 2013 Contributed by Chris Mullins, VP of Engineering and Operations, Power Monitors, Inc. Email: cmullins@powermonitors.comWebsite: http://www.powermonitors.comTel: 800.296.4120 ABSTRACT Interharmonics are frequency components at noninteger harmonics of the line frequency. The proliferation of large DC-converter variable speed drives and wind/solar inverter generation has led to an increase in interharmonic levels. Troubleshooting the resultingContinue reading “Defining Interharmonics”

The Need for Harmonic Modeling and Mitigation in Generator Applications: A Conversation and Guide

White Paper 08-03-2021 Published by Michael McGraw, USA National Sales Manager, Mirus International Inc., Introduction & Structure It is widely accepted that performing harmonic studies for non-linear applications is important to ensure a workable and energy efficient installation. It is also accepted that these harmonic studies be performed under normal source conditions and maximum operatingContinue reading “The Need for Harmonic Modeling and Mitigation in Generator Applications: A Conversation and Guide”

Calculate Neutral Current in Dran-View 7

Published By Terry Chandler, Director of Engineering, Power Quality Thailand LTD/Power Quality Inc., USA. March 2021. Emails: terryc@powerquality.org, terryc@powerquality.co.th Application note to calculate neutral current in DV7 or manually from RMS values manually and automatically with DV7 Enterprise math channels! The neutral current in a three-phase, four-wire wye system represents the imbalance of the three-phase conductors, also knownContinue reading “Calculate Neutral Current in Dran-View 7”

WideRangeFlexCT™ Accuracy

Application Note 06-01-2015 Published by Radian Research, Inc.  Trademarked flex CT interface WideRangeFlexCT™ measures currents from 1A to 2500A without requiring the user to set specific ranges. Internally there are 3 measurement ranges that are automatically switched between. The measurement error depends on which range is active, these ranges are 1.00A – 18.00A, 18.0A –Continue reading “WideRangeFlexCT™ Accuracy”

Application Note Earthing Systems: Fundamentals of Calculation & Design

Application Note Published by H. Markiewicz and A. Klajn, November 2014 ECI Publication No. Cu0120 Document Issue Control Sheet Document Title: Application Note – Earthing Systems: Fundamentals of Calculation and Design Publication No: Cu0120 Issue: 03 Release: June 2003 Author(s): H. Markiewicz and A. Klajn Reviewer(s): D. Chapman, S. Fassbiner Document History Issue Date PurposeContinue reading “Application Note Earthing Systems: Fundamentals of Calculation & Design”

Understanding Total Harmonic Distortion

White Paper, September 2012 Published by Cowles Andrus, Communications Specialist, Power Monitors Inc. Email: candrus@powermonitors.com Website: http://www.powermonitors.com ABSTRACT This paper discusses the causes of Total Harmonic Distortion, how it is calculated, measured, and how it can impact a power distribution system. Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) can be a challenging concept because of the complexity ofContinue reading “Understanding Total Harmonic Distortion”