This 6-hour virtual training provides you with a good working knowledge of harmonics, simple methods to calculate distortion levels, quick hand calculations to calculate resonant frequencies, detailed analysis using software and a detailed procedure of designing harmonic filters.
In recent years, due to emphasis on renewable energy, wind and solar plants have been integrated into utility systems. These plants generate harmonics and need a source of MVAr, which is obtained from shunt capacitor banks. The combination of harmonics and capacitors is of great concern to host utilities. Therefore, host utilities would like to ensure compliance with IEEE Guide 519 to limit the amount of harmonics that can flow into host utilities. This has led to great interest in harmonics and related issues.
Presence of harmonics in a power system leads to several problems including loss of equipment life, damage to equipment, and mis operation of protective relays. Sensitive electronic/digital devices utilized in industrial systems, substations and power plants are prone to mis operation and in some cases can get damaged.
Harmonic resonance is a major issue in industrial plants such as steel mills and refineries where harmonic producing loads create voltage and current distortions. These distortions often get amplified if power factor correction capacitors are installed in such systems.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify misoperations of capacitor fuses and other electrical devices
- Symptoms related to the presence of harmonics or harmonic resonance will become very evident to you
- You will become familiar with the requirements laid out in IEEE Guide 519 and will be able to perform simple calculations to determine the resonant frequency for a specific system.
- In addition, you will get a very good understanding about harmonic filters and filter design.
Who Should Attend:
This course is vital for designers and developers of renewable plants, new electrical engineering graduates and utility engineers/managers who intend on hosting renewable plants or manage large industrial facilities, which have harmonic producing loads.
This training will be presented by Ed Khan of Doble Engineering Company.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NETA CTDs are available for this course.