An Analysis of the Inverter Overvoltage Generated by the Motor

Published by Algirdas BASKYS1, 2, Vytautas BLEIZGYS1, 2, Tadas LIPINSKIS1, 2Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (1), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (2) Abstract. The overvoltage in the inverter that supplies the AC induction motor, which during the deceleration operates as a generator delivering current back into the inverter DC bus, has been investigated. The investigationContinue reading “An Analysis of the Inverter Overvoltage Generated by the Motor”

PWM Drive Motor Failures due to Transient Voltages

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: PWM Drive Motor Failures due to Transient Voltages, Document ID: PQS0404, Date: June 30, 2004. Abstract: In an effort to improve the efficiency of many industrial processes, equipment has been retrofitted with adjustable speed drives (ASDs). The ASDs allow for better speed control, soft starting of motors, andContinue reading “PWM Drive Motor Failures due to Transient Voltages”

Customer Adjustable-Speed Drive Motor Failure Evaluation

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Customer Adjustable-Speed Drive Motor Failure Evaluation, Document ID: PQS1010, Date: October 15, 2010. Abstract: This case study presents a customer adjustable-speed drive motor winding failure analysis. The study investigated the potential for severe high frequency transient overvoltages at induction motor terminals for an adjustable-speed drive that utilized aContinue reading “Customer Adjustable-Speed Drive Motor Failure Evaluation”

Customer Induction Motor Starting Evaluation

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Customer Induction Motor Starting Evaluation, Document ID: PQS0904, Date: October 15, 2009. Abstract: This case study shows the results for simulations completed to determine the severity of an undervoltage condition during starting of a customer induction motor starting. The simulations for the case were completed using the PSCADContinue reading “Customer Induction Motor Starting Evaluation”

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 – 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”

Real Time Sustainable Power Quality Analysis of Non-Linear Load under Symmetrical Conditions

Published by Pavan Babu Bandla 1, Indragandhi Vairavasundaram 1, Yuvaraja Teekaraman 2, Ramya Kuppusamy 3 and Srete Nikolovski 4,* 1School of Electrical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 632014, India2MOBI-Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1050 Brussels, Belgium3Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sri Sairam College of Engineering, Bangalore 562106, India4PowerContinue reading “Real Time Sustainable Power Quality Analysis of Non-Linear Load under Symmetrical Conditions”

Harmonics & Waveform Measurements Low Pass Filter & Sine Wave Filter for a 460V 100HP AC Motor with VFD

Published by Dranetz™ Technologies, Inc., Case Study, Website: dranetz.com. This case study was submitted by Ing. Leopoldo Martínez Basulto, Dranetz México. INTRODUCTION Harmonics are an important PQ issue today. Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS), computers, LED lighting, electronic ballasts, etc. are widely used in all kinds of facilities. It is well knownContinue reading “Harmonics & Waveform Measurements Low Pass Filter & Sine Wave Filter for a 460V 100HP AC Motor with VFD”

Beware of Asymmetry – Causes, Consequences, Measurement and Control

Published by Sonel Three-phase motors are overheating! Overcurrent breakers are triggering without a reason! Energy bills are higher than expected! Undesirable Asymmetry The economic benefits of energy suppliers and their users are strongly dependent on reliability, safety and efficiency of the power system. One of the phenomena that is strongly related to the efficiency ofContinue reading “Beware of Asymmetry – Causes, Consequences, Measurement and Control”

Fluke 43B PQ Analyzer – Motor Loads

Applications Guide, April 2001 Published by Fluke Corporation Introduction This section provides examples that you can use to troubleshoot induction motors with and without an adjustable speed drive. Figure 4. Distribution System: Motor Loads Induction Motors Checking Voltage Imbalance For 3 phase induction motors, the supply voltage on all three phases should be in balance.Continue reading “Fluke 43B PQ Analyzer – Motor Loads”