Importance of Power Quality – Motor

Published by Emerich Energy Private Limited Power quality is of prime importance in deciding the efficiency of any motor. Some of the critical parameters of power quality are • Harmonics• Voltage Unbalance• Voltage Fluctuations In an alternating current (AC) system, the voltage potential and the current through the load circuit are described in frequency andContinue reading “Importance of Power Quality – Motor”

Harmonics Generation, Propagation and Purging Techniques in Non-Linear Loads

Published by Hadeed Ahmed Sher, Khaled E. Addoweesh and Yasin Khan 1. Introduction Industrial revolution has transformed the whole life with advanced technological improvements. The major contribution in the industrial revolution is due to the availability of electrical power that is distributed through electrical utilities around the world. The concept of power quality in thisContinue reading “Harmonics Generation, Propagation and Purging Techniques in Non-Linear Loads”

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”

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?”

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”

What constitutes an EPA Energy Star Transformer and is it important when supplying non-linear loads?

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. The Energy Star program is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is designed to encourage the use of energy efficient products. The Energy Star logo is found on many household appliances andContinue reading “What constitutes an EPA Energy Star Transformer and is it important when supplying non-linear loads?”

What ill effects do harmonics created by the computer power supplies have on themselves?

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. As voltage becomes more and more distorted, it will begin to have a negative effect on the connected equipment. A flat-topped voltage waveform can affect a switch-mode power supply (SMPS) in at least 2 majorContinue reading “What ill effects do harmonics created by the computer power supplies have on themselves?”

How do non-linear loads create current and voltage harmonics?

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. The switch-mode power supply (SMPS), used in most digital electronic equipment, is an excellent example of a non-linear load. Because it draws current in non-sinusoidal pulses, the SMPS is a significant generator of harmonic currents.Continue reading “How do non-linear loads create current and voltage harmonics?”

What problems do non-linear loads and harmonics create?

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. Most power systems can accommodate a certain level of harmonic currents but will experience problems when they become a significant component of the overall load. As these higher frequency harmonic currents flow through the powerContinue reading “What problems do non-linear loads and harmonics create?”

Why do non-linear loads have low power factors and why is it important to have a high power factor?

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. Power factor is a measure of how effectively a specific load consumes electricity to produce work. The higher the power factor, the more work produced for a given voltage and current. Figure 3-1 shows theContinue reading “Why do non-linear loads have low power factors and why is it important to have a high power factor?”