Harmonics / K-factor Ratings

Published by Siemens Canada, Siemens Limited Power Product Catalogue, Canadian Edition 2019. Section 18 – Technical, Contents: Harmonics / K-factor Ratings (18-16, 18-17) Non-Linear Loads When a sinusoidal voltage is applied to a linear load, the resultant current waveform takes on the shape of a sine wave as well. Typical linear loads are resistive heatingContinue reading “Harmonics / K-factor Ratings”

K-factor & Transformers

Published by Pacific Crest Transformers, 300 West Antelope Road – Medford, Oregon 97503 Tel : (541) 826 – 2113 Fax : (541) 826 – 8847. March, 2015. Transformers serving heavy nonlinear loads are subject to increased winding temperatures due to the harmonic currents generated by those loads. This overheating can result in a shortened serviceContinue reading “K-factor & Transformers”

Am I not safe from harmonics if I use K-Rated transformers and oversized neutrals?

Published by Mirus International Inc., [2010-01-08] MIRUS-FAQ001-B2, FAQ’s Harmonic Mitigating Transformers, 31 Sun Pac Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, Canada. L6S 5P6. K-Rated transformers made their appearance several years ago as a means of preventing transformers from failing when subjected to heavy non-linear loading. They are essentially ‘beefed up’ transformers with extra steel in their cores andContinue reading “Am I not safe from harmonics if I use K-Rated transformers and oversized neutrals?”

How reliable are transformer energy efficiency tests (including Independent 3rd Party) under non-linear loading?

Published by Mirus International Inc., [2010-01-08] MIRUS-FAQ001-B2, FAQ’s Harmonic Mitigating Transformers, 31 Sun Pac Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, Canada. L6S 5P6. It is much more difficult to accurately determine the energy efficiency of a transformer under non-linear loading than it is under linear loading. The industry accepted technique for measuring transformer efficiency under linear load involvesContinue reading “How reliable are transformer energy efficiency tests (including Independent 3rd Party) under non-linear loading?”

How do Harmonic Mitigating Transformers save energy?

Published by Mirus International Inc., [2010-01-08] MIRUS-FAQ001-B2, FAQ’s Harmonic Mitigating Transformers, 31 Sun Pac Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, Canada. L6S 5P6. Harmonic Mitigating Transformers save energy by reducing losses in the following ways: 1. Zero phase sequence harmonic fluxes are canceled by the transformers secondary windings. This prevents triplen harmonic currents from being induced into theContinue reading “How do Harmonic Mitigating Transformers save energy?”

K-Factor Transformers and Non-linear Loads

Published by Kiran Deshpande & Prof. Rajesh Holmukhe, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, E-mail: irkin85@hotmail.com Prof. Yogesh Angal, Dept. of Instrumentation Engineering, Dr. D. Y.Patil Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pimpri, Pune: 411 018. Abstract – Harmonic currents generated by non-linear loads can cause problems in the power systemsContinue reading “K-Factor Transformers and Non-linear Loads”

K-Factor Defined

Published by Xitron Technologies, Manufacturers of Engineering and Production Test Equipment, An ISO 9001:2000 registered company, AN102 Application Note. In today’s industrial workplace, the proliferation of solid state devices (lighting ballasts, motor drives and controls, communications equipment, and other DC-powered loads) has created a major problem for specifying engineers, contractors and building owners. The non-linearContinue reading “K-Factor Defined”