General Reference – Utility Capacitor Switching

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: General Reference – Utility Capacitor Switching, Document ID: PQS0302, Date: January 10, 2003. Abstract: The application of utility capacitor banks has long been accepted as a necessary step in the efficient design of utility power systems. Also, capacitor switching is generally considered a normal operation for a utilityContinue reading “General Reference – Utility Capacitor Switching”

Distribution Transformers Protection Against High Frequency Switching Transients

Published by Dariusz SMUGAŁA1, Wojciech PIASECKI1, Magdalenia OSTROGORSKA1,Marek FLORKOWSKI1, Marek FULCZYK1, Paweł KŁYS2ABB Sp.z.o.o., Corporate Research Center, (1), ABB Sp.z.o.o., ABB Distribution Transformers, (2) Abstract. Distribution transformers protection method against high frequency transients generated during Vacuum Circuit Breaker (VCB) operations is presented in this paper. ATP/EMTP simulations of transients generated during the VCB operation andContinue reading “Distribution Transformers Protection Against High Frequency Switching Transients”

Effect of Synchronous Closing Control on Capacitor Energizing Transients

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Effect of Synchronous Closing Control on Capacitor Energizing Transients, Document ID: PQS0903, Date: October 15, 2009. Abstract: The application of utility capacitor banks has long been accepted as a necessary step in the efficient design of utility power systems. In addition, capacitor switching is generally considered a normalContinue reading “Effect of Synchronous Closing Control on Capacitor Energizing Transients”

Evaluation of Capacitor Bank Switch Restrikes

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Evaluation of Capacitor Bank Switch Restrikes, Document ID: PQS0606, Date: April 1, 2006. Abstract: The analysis of high voltage capacitor switching consists primarily of measurements and computer simulations. There are a number of important transient related concerns when transmission and distribution voltage level capacitor banks are applied, includingContinue reading “Evaluation of Capacitor Bank Switch Restrikes”

Harmonic Issues Related to Power Factor Correction

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Harmonic Issues Related to Power Factor Correction, Document ID: PQS0604, Date: April 1, 2006. Abstract: Power factor correction is an important facet of power quality. Capacitors may be installed on customer systems to minimize charges for poor power factor on their electric bill. These installations may create problemsContinue reading “Harmonic Issues Related to Power Factor Correction”

Power Factor Correction

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Power Factor Correction, Document ID: PQS0312, Date: April 16, 2003. Abstract: Low power factor because it means that you are using the facility’s electrical system inefficiently. It can also cause equipment overloads, low voltage conditions, and greater line losses. Most importantly, low power factor can increase totalContinue reading “Power Factor Correction”

Voltage Notching and Distribution Systems II – Large DC Drive Examples

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Voltage Notching and Distribution Systems II – Large DC Drive Examples, Document ID: PQS0506, Date: June 30, 2005. Abstract: This case study describes voltage notching associated with large DC drives. The notching is a normal characteristic of a phase-controlled rectifier but this paper illustrates problems that can occurContinue reading “Voltage Notching and Distribution Systems II – Large DC Drive Examples”

Voltage Notching and Distribution Systems – Large Induction Motor Drive

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Voltage Notching and Distribution Systems – Large Induction Motor Drive, Document ID: PQS0320, Date: July 18, 2003. Abstract: This case describes voltage notching associated with large adjustable speed drives. The notching is a normal characteristic of a phase-controlled rectifier but this paper illustrates problems that can occur onContinue reading “Voltage Notching and Distribution Systems – Large Induction Motor Drive”

Case Studies of Harmonic Problems, Analysis, & Solutions on Transmission Systems

Published by David Mueller, Manager, Power System Studies, Electrotek Concepts Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee, USA Email: dmueller@electrotek.com Published in: 2007 9th International Conference on Electrical Power Quality and Utilisation Abstract Transmission systems around the world are increasingly applying capacitor banks on their transmission systems, primarily to support transmission systems and avoid voltage collapse issues leading toContinue reading “Case Studies of Harmonic Problems, Analysis, & Solutions on Transmission Systems”