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 – Estimating Financial Savings

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Power Factor Correction – Estimating Financial Savings, Document ID: PQS0601, Date: January 1, 2006. Abstract: Low power factor means that you are using a facility’s electrical system inefficiently. It can also cause equipment overloads, low voltage conditions, and greater line losses. Most importantly, low power factor can increaseContinue reading “Power Factor Correction – Estimating Financial Savings”

Transient Issues Related to Power Factor Correction

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Transient Issues Related to Power Factor Correction, Document ID: PQS0605, 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 “Transient Issues Related to Power Factor Correction”

Power Factor Correction and Harmonic Control for dc Drive Loads

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Power Factor Correction and Harmonic Control for dc Drive Loads, Document ID: PQS0410, Date: December 31, 2004. Abstract: This case history describes the design of power factor correction and harmonic control equipment for loads at a plastic film manufacturing plant. Measurements were performed to characterize the harmonic generationContinue reading “Power Factor Correction and Harmonic Control for dc Drive Loads”

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”

General Reference – Power Factor Correction

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: General Reference – Power Factor Correction, Document ID: PQS0311, Date: April 16, 2003. Abstract: Simply stated, power factor is a measurement of how efficiently a facility uses electrical energy. A high power factor means that electrical power is being utilized effectively, while a low power factor indicates poorContinue reading “General Reference – Power Factor Correction”

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?”

PQ Analysis: Power Factor, Unbalance and Harmonics

Published by testguy, November 23, 2019. Website: testguy.net Power Factor, Unbalance and Harmonics Electrical loads are often composed of more than just pure resistance, the combination of resistance and reactance in an AC system is called the impedance. Reactance comes in two forms: inductive and capacitive, both of which do not contribute to “useful” work on theContinue reading “PQ Analysis: Power Factor, Unbalance and Harmonics”

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”