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January 25, 2008

Mtg: Power System Harmonics Mitigation for IT, Industrial and Commercial Facilities

by @ 2:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY February 20
SCV Power Engineering & Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Ben Banerjee, Power Quality Sales Application Engineer, Square D Company
Time: Dinner 6:00 PM, Presentation 6:45 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 nonmembers, $10.00 students
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood, Sunnyvale
RSVP: to James Alvers,, 925-463-7115

? Harmonic load is a major source of stress and inefficiency in an electrical system. It causes damage, downtime and expense. Typical power distribution systems at IT, industrial and commercial facilities include a large variety of equipment which produce significant harmonic load. Depending upon the type of facility and process, one may see Uninterruptible Power System (UPS), Welding Machines, Induction Furnaces, Ozone Generator Systems (OGS) and UV Systems (UVS) as connected loads. All this equipment is power-electronics based, non-linear in nature and creates harmonics-producing loads. In addition, a facility may have several electric motors as a large percentage of connected load. In order to achieve energy conservation, for process improvement and automation, many of these electric motors are fed by Variable Frequency Drives (VFDâ??s); another contributor of harmonics. IT equipment as well can be a major source of harmonic load.

This presentation will look into the power system harmonics present in these facilities and how to mitigate them. Specifically covered:

  • Definition of Non-Linear Loads
  • Harmonics Fundamentals
  • Sources & Effects of Harmonics
  • 6-Pulse & 18-Pulse VFDâ??s
  • IEEE 519 Harmonics Standard
  • Various cost-effective mitigation techniques
  • Active Harmonics Mitigation
  • Other application issues
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