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Power Factor and Harmonic Analysis

Jim Phillips, P.E.

On Demand Class Agenda - 4 PDHs / 0.4 CEUs - $245

Power factor correction and Harmonic Analysis, Filter Design, THD, IEEE 519
  • 4 PDHs | 0.4 CEUs
  • 23 Video Modules
  • Learn about Power Factor and Harmonics
  • See how to Design a Harmonic Filter
  • Final Quiz – Minimum Passing Score of 70% Required for Continuing Education Credit
  • Take the quiz as many times as you need
  • Certificate of Completion with PDH/CEU Credit
  • No Time Limit
  • Store this program in your personal library for future reference
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Module 1
Introduction to Power Factor
 

  • Introduction
  • kW – Productive Power
  • kvar – Reactive Power
  • kVA – Apparent Power
  • PF – Cosine of Disp. Angle
  • Increasing System Capacity
  • Offsetting vars

Module 2
Leading and Lagging
 

  • Capacity Limitations
  • Offsetting vars
  • Phase Relationship V & I
  • Leading Current
  • Lagging Current
  • Complex Power
  • Power Factor Triangle

Module 3
Power Factor and var Flow
 

  • Power Factor Correction
  • Example – Power Factor
  • var Flow
  • Utility and Spare Capacity
  • Utility Rate Structure 
  • Power Factor “Penalty”
  • Economic “Motivation”

Module 4
Utility Rates and Power Factor

  • Types of Rates
  • Demand Meter
  • kVA Demand Rate
  • kW Demand and PF
  • Interruptible Rate
  • Off Peak
  • “Creative” Rates 

Module 5
kVA Demand Rate
 

  • kVA Demand
  • Integrating Period
  • Demand Charge
  • Example – kVA Demand
  • Savings Calculation
  • kW Demand and PF
  • Reduce kVA Demand

Module 6
Reducing the Electric Utility Bill
 

  • Lagging Power Factor
  • Inductive Loads
  • Sizing PF Capacitors
  • Payback – Economic Analysis
  • Switching Steps
  • Capacitor Control
  • Capacitor Location

Module 7
Introduction to Harmonics

  • Introduction to Harmonics
  • Synchronous Condensers
  • Harmonic Spectrum
  • Harmonic Waveforms
  • Fourier Analysis (sorry)
  • Six Pulse Waveform
  • 5th, 7th, 11th, 13th Harmonics

Module 8
Harmonic Sources
 

  • Linear Loads
  • Non Linear Loads
  • Adjustable Speed Drives
  • Switching Electronics
  • Typical 6 Pulse Harmonics
  • 6 Pulse vs. 12, 18 and 24 Pulse
  • Problem: Predict Harmonics

Module Module 9
Harmonic Current Flow
 

  • Harmonic Current Flow
  • Constant Current Source
  • Harmonic Related Problems
  • Blown Capacitor Fuses
  • Reduced Capacitor Life
  • Equipment Misoperation
  • Introduction to Resonance

Module 10
Resonance

  • Parallel Resonance
  • System Inductance
  • LC Circuit
  • Creation of Voltage Distortion
  • Approximation of Resonance
  • Series Resonance
  • Crossover Frequency

Module 11
Impedance vs. Frequency
 

  • Impedance vs. Frequency
  • Inductance and jωl
  • Example Z vs. F Calculation
  • Parallel Resonance Impedance
  • Constant Current Source
  • Simulation – Parallel Resonance
  • Creation of Voltage Distortion 

Module 12
Resonance Trends
 

  • Predicting Resonance
  • Effect of Capacitor Size
  • Example: Size vs. Resonance
  • Effect of Source Strength
  • Example: Source vs. Resonance
  • Importance of Strong Source
  • Resonance Trends

Module 13
Resonance Frequency Calculation

  • Calculate Resonance Frequency
  • 5 Step Capacitor Bank
  • Evaluate Each Step
  • In Class Problem
  • Harmonics vs. Resonance
  • Harmonic Interaction
  • Voltage Distortion

Module 14
Harmonic Distortion
 

  • Voltage Distortion
  • Current Harmonics
  • Total Harmonic Distortion THD
  • Effect of Voltage Distortion
  • Zero Voltage Crossing Issue
  • Generator Control Example
  • Waveform Analysis

Module 15
Calculating THD

  • Example Problem
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Calculate Impedance
  • Impedance vs. Frequency
  • Effect of Motor Drive
  • Effect of Current vs. Voltage
  • Calculation of THD

Module 16
THD and Voltage Distortion

  • In Class Analysis Problem
  • Calculate Z vs. F
  • Determine Harmonic Voltage
  • Determine Voltage THD
  • Effect of Source Strength
  • Effect of Harmonic Currents
  • Identifying Parallel Resonance 

Module 17
Harmonics and Transformers
 

  • Question from Class
  • 3rd Harmonic Isolation 
  • Zero Sequence Currents
  • Transformer Heating
  • Phase Cancellation
  • Phase Shifting
  • Delta Delta and Delta Wye

Module 18
Distortion and IEEE 519

  • Parallel Resonance – THD
  • Simulation Weak vs. Strong 
  • IEEE 519 Introduction
  • Voltage THD Limits
  • Current THD Limits
  • Total DEMAND Distortion
  • Isc/Iload – Effect of Source

Module 19
Transformers and Harmonics

  • Transformer Overheating
  • Losses from Harmonics
  • Transformer Heating Example
  • Introduction to K-Factor 
  • Transformer Heating Example
  • K-Factor Worksheet
  • K-Factor Calculation Example

Module 20
3rd Harmonics

  • Third Harmonics
  • 120 Degree Wave Length
  • No Cancellation
  • Source of Third Harmonics
  • Shared/Common Neutral
  • Example – Neutral Overload
  • Solutions

Module 21
Reducing the Impact of Harmonics

  • Constant Current Issue
  • Harmonic Filters
  • Oversize Neutral
  • Strong Source
  • True RMS sensing
  • De-rate Equipment
  • Compatible Controls

Module 22
Harmonic Filters

  • Harmonic Filter Concepts
  • Band Pass
  • Tuning Frequency
  • Sizing Tuning Reactor
  • Goal: Flat Response 
  • Make Capacitor Look Invisible
  • Capacitor/Filter Standards

Module 23
Problem: Harmonic Filter Design
 

  • Problem Introduction
  • Tuning Frequency
  • Capacitor Adequacy Issue
  • Using Design Worksheets
  • Sizing Reactor
  • Oversizing Capacitor
  • Evaluating Adequacy

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