Customer Data Analysis

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Customer Data Analysis, Document ID: PQS1102, Date: March 15, 2011. Abstract: Monitoring is often used to characterize power quality levels at various locations on utility and customer power systems. Field measurements provide a convenient means to characterize power quality problems. This case study summarizes a commercial customer powerContinue reading “Customer Data Analysis”

Distribution Feeder Energizing

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Distribution Feeder Energizing, Document ID: PQS0711, Date: October 15, 2007. Abstract: The energization transients for distribution feeders are generally a combination of line energizing, transformer inrush, and load inrush. Line energizing transients typically decay to negligible values in about one-half cycle and they generally do not pose significantContinue reading “Distribution Feeder Energizing”

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”

Solving and Mitigating Electrical Power Problems

Published by CEA Technologies Inc. (CEATI), POWER QUALITY Energy Efficiency Reference Guide, Chapter 4 – Solving and Mitigating Electrical Power Problems. 4.1 Identifying the Root Cause and Assessing Symptoms Power quality technologists employ technical instrumentation. This instrumentation can range from simple digital multi-metering through to sophisticated waveform analysis instruments. True power quality monitoring requires full-timeContinue reading “Solving and Mitigating Electrical Power Problems”

Power Quality Problems

Published by CEA Technologies Inc. (CEATI), POWER QUALITY Energy Efficiency Reference Guide, Chapter 3 – Power Quality Problems. 3.1 How Power Quality Problems Develop Three elements are needed to produce a problematic power line disturbance: A source A coupling channel A receptor If a receptor that is adversely affected by a power line deviation isContinue reading “Power Quality Problems”

General Reference Common Power Quality Problems and Solutions

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: General Reference Common Power Quality Problems and Solutions, Document ID: PQS0315, Date: July 18, 2003. Abstract: Power quality is a frequently used term that means different things to different people. Common power quality problems include all of the issues that arise from the incompatibility between a utility’s powerContinue reading “General Reference Common Power Quality Problems and Solutions”

Survey on Voltage Improvement

Published by Raghawendra Sharan Mishra, Student, Department of Instrumentation & Control, Maharana Pratap College of Technology, Gwalior, India. Mr. Prasant Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Maharana Pratap College of Technology, Gwalior, India. IJSRD – International Journal for Scientific Research & Development | Vol. 5, Issue 09, 2017 | ISSN (online): 2321-0613 Abstract PowerContinue reading “Survey on Voltage Improvement”

Effects of Voltage Sags, Swell and other Disturbances on Electrical Equipment and their Economic Implications

Published by Norbert EDOMAH, Industrial Co-ordinator, Institute for Industrial Technology (IIT), Lagos, Nigeria. E-mail: ncedomah@yahoo.co.uk Published in CIRED 20th International Conference on Electricity Distribution, Prague, 8 -11 June 2009. ABSTRACT Poor power quality has come to stay in most parts of the world. In most part of Africa, especially in Nigeria, it is almost normalContinue reading “Effects of Voltage Sags, Swell and other Disturbances on Electrical Equipment and their Economic Implications”

Summary of U.S. Distribution System Power Quality Levels

Published by D. D. Sabin, Email: dsabin@electrotek.com D. L. Brooks, Email: dbrooks@electrotek.com Electrotek Concepts, Inc., 409 North Cedar Bluff Road, Suite 500, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923-3605, United States A. Sundaram, Email: asundara@epri.com S. Bhatt, Email: sbhatt@epri.com Electric Power Research Institute, 3412 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304-1395, United States Abstract The Distribution System Power Quality ProjectContinue reading “Summary of U.S. Distribution System Power Quality Levels”