Array ( [Content-Type] => [Content-Length] => 0 [X-Original-Url] => /electrical-training/Power-Quality-Analysis-Power-Factor-Training [X-Rewrite-Url] => /electrical-training/Power-Quality-Analysis-Power-Factor-Training [User-Agent] => CCBot/2.0 ( [If-Modified-Since] => Thu, 07 Dec 2023 07:28:29 GMT [Host] => [Accept-Language] => en-US,en;q=0.5 [Accept-Encoding] => br,gzip [Accept] => text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 [Connection] => Keep-Alive )

Combined Power Quality Analysis And Power Factor Training

Combined Power Quality Analysis And Power Factor Training

You Can Access The Live Online Training Through Our Web-Based Platform From Your Own Computer. You Can See And Hear The Instructor And See His Screen Live.

You Can Interact And Ask Questions. The Cost Of The Training Also Includes 7 Days Of Email Mentoring With The Instructor.

This combined 18-hour course is the Power Quality Analysis Training AND our Power Factor Training course. You can register for these two courses (Power Quality Analysis $499 and Power Factor Training $199) separately or you can register for the 18-hour Power Quality Analysis and Power Factor combined course for $599.


Power Quality Analysis Training ($499)


Power Factor Training ($199)


Power Quality Analysis Training

This 12-hour live online instructor-led course is important because power quality and harmonics analysis, measurement, and mitigation of electrical disturbance is no longer an option in our modern electronic society, it is a necessity. The course is designed to help organizations to recognize power quality problems by their symptoms and waveforms and to understand the root causes of electrical power quality problems as well as typical remedies.

Microprocessor-based industrial controls - PLCs, industrial computers, HMI, drives, motion controllers and sensors - are the foundation of high productivity, quality and competitiveness. If there is one universal factor that can and will disrupt microprocessor-based controls and cause downtime, it is power quality. Since industrial electrical systems frequently experience voltage fluctuations, harmonic distortions, noise and short- or long-term power outages, it is essential to ensure maximum uptime. The ability to quickly identify and remedy power quality problems will help ensure metering accuracy, lengthen the life of electrical equipment and improve power system availability.

Power quality failures are expensive and can significantly impact the bottom line of an organization. Electrical engineering and maintenance personnel have long been aware that identifying, monitoring and correcting power quality problems is vital to keeping facilities and processes running smoothly. This forum offers electrical professionals the opportunity to keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques available in this area. It also offers an excellent opportunity for delegates to ask specific questions and exchange ideas relating to their own applications. This is designed to be an interactive, problem-solving, learning environment for delegates of all disciplines.

Upon completion of this Power Quality Analysis Training course, students should have a meaningful understanding of various types of power quality disturbances associated with typical motor control applications. They should understand the causes of these problems, symptoms and problems associated with each, as well as the typical means of solving or preventing these problems.

This course includes a Power Quality Analysis Training Course Materials and Training Course Certificate.


Our 12-hour, Live Online Instructor-Led Power Quality Analysis Training Course offers:

  • Explanation Of Various Power Quality Disturbances.
  • Explanation Of The Causes, Symptoms, Problems And Solutions For Each Disturbance.
  • Suggested Best Practices To Prevent Future Problems.
  • Recognizing Power Quality Problems Through Waveforms.



  • Voltage Sags
  • Power Factor
  • Voltage Transients
  • Harmonics
  • Harmonic Resonance
  • PWM Voltage And Its Effects On Motors
  • Long Motor Lead Applications
  • EMI In VFD Environments
  • Identifying Power Quality Problems Through Waveforms


Harmonics Problems Cause:

  • Increased Losses, E.G. Machines Will Operate At Increased Temperature And Can Be Overheated
  • Resonance Problems Between The Inductive And Capacitive Parts Of The Power Network
  • Malfunctioning Of Control Systems Since Electronic Meters, Relays, Etc. Are Matched To The Fundamental Frequency
  • Overloading Of Capacitors, Leading To Malfunctioning And Premature Aging
  • Interference With Telecommunications And Computers
  • Disturbances In Ripple Control Systems
  • High Currents In Neutral Conductors.



  • Recognize Symptoms Of Power Quality Problems Including Sags, Swells, Under Or Overvoltage, Harmonics, Transients, Electrical Noise (EMI/RFI/EMF), Interruptions, Wiring And Grounding Issues
  • Classify Power Quality Events According To IEEE, ITIC (CEBNA) And Public Utility Standards
  • Collect The Required Data To Perform A Detailed Coordination Study
  • Explain Proper Application And Interpret Results Of Power Quality Monitoring Equipment
  • Recommend Viable Solutions Including UPS, Line Voltage Regulators, Transient (Surge) Suppressors, Harmonic Filters, Line Filters, Power Conditioners, K-Rated, Isolation And Zig-Zag Transformers, Proper Wiring And Grounding, Etc.

If you would like to register for this course separately, here is the link:


Power Factor Training

This is a 6-hour, live online training course designed for electrical engineers, electrical technologists, electrical designers, plant electricians, and electrical maintenance specialists working in industrial, commercial, and institutional power systems.

The course covers the basic principles of Power Factor, its significance in industrial applications, and the benefits of correcting low Power Factor. Participants will learn about the different types of Power Factor and the means to correct it, including reactive power, capacitors, and inductive loads.

The course focuses on implementing Power Factor Correction in industrial applications with variable inductive loads, such as induction motors. Participants will gain an understanding of the different types of Power Factor Correction methods available, including plant-wide and distributed methods, and their respective advantages and disadvantages.

The training program also covers Power Factor principles in single-phase and three-phase AC power circuits. In addition, participants will learn how to calculate the Power Factor and three-phase power and the correction techniques used in each type of circuit.

This course is ideal for electrical engineering, maintenance, and operations professionals who want to gain a deeper understanding of Power Factor Correction and its applications in industrial systems. The live online format allows participants to engage with the instructor and other participants in real time, and the course is designed to be interactive and engaging. Upon completion of the course, participants will have the skills and knowledge to implement effective Power Factor Correction solutions and reduce energy costs in industrial applications.


If you would like to register for this course separately, here is the link:




WHO should attend

  • Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Engineers, And Electrical Maintenance Personnel
  • Consulting Electrical Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Field Technicians
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Plant Operators
  • Plant Engineers
  • Electrical Supervisors
  • Managers In Charge Of Plant Electrical Infrastructure



Students receive

  • This Course Includes Our Latest Power Quality And Grounding Handbook!! (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 1.2 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits (12 Professional Development Hours)
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25.00)
  • Course Materials In PDF Format



Power Quality Analysis Training Course Outline

John Houdek, Power Quality Consultant, The Electricity Forum



•    Typical Disturbances
•    Disturbances associated with motor control applications
•    Voltage quality


•    Across the line motor starting
•     What are effects of voltage sags
•    Motor inrush current
•    Flat – topped voltage
•    Preventing Voltage sags
•    Soft starting with VFDs, RVSS 


•    Fundamental Frequency Power Factor
•    Causes of low power factor
•     What are effects of low power factor
•    Motor currents
•    Power factor vs energy savings
•    Improving Power Factor
•    Selection methods for power factor capacitors
•    Cost of low power factor 
•    Locating PF capacitors
•    Capacitor applications issues
•    Best practices


•    Sources of transients 
•    What are effects of transients
•    Capacitor switching transients
•    Effects of Transients on drives
•    Voltage notching
•    Best practices




•    What is harmonic distortion and what does it look like? 
•    What are effects of harmonics
•    Causes of harmonic distortion
•    Power system reactance – effect on harmonics
•    AC-DC Rectifier types
•    Problems caused by harmonics
•    Harmonics vs energy loss
•    Harmonic Voltage distortion & effect on circuit elements
•    Capacitors vs harmonics
•    Harmonic resonance
•    IEEE-519-2014 harmonic distortion limits
•    Analyzing harmonic distortion
•    Remedies for harmonic distortion
•    Line reactors
•    Tuned harmonic filters
•    Wide band harmonic filters
•    Multi-pulse drives
•    Active filters
•    Filter for grid connected inverters
•    Symptoms of harmonics
•    Best practices


PWM Voltage effects on motors
•    PWM effects on motor temperature
•    What are effects of PWM Voltage
•    PWM voltage when motors have long cables
•    Motor bearing currents
•    Remedies for PWM motor issues


•    Definition of EMI and RFI 
•    What are effects of EMI/RFI
•    Equipment vulnerable to EMI
•    Causes of EMI
•    EMI propagation methods
•    Measuring common mode current
•    Remedies for EMI
•    Best practices


Cautions for Retrofits
•    Starter to VFD upgrades
•    LED lighting upgrades
•    Best practices

Waveforms & Measurements

Questions and Answers



Start: 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Finish: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time



Power Factor Correction Training - Course Outline


John Houdek, Power Quality Consultant, The Electricity Forum

Session 1: Introduction & Definitions 

  • Energy, Power & Power Factor    
  • Apparent, Real & Reactive Power    
  • Total Power Factor    

Session 2: Problems caused by Low Power Factor

  • Electricity Costs    
  • High Current And KVA    
  • Voltage Sags    
  • Infrastructure Costs    

Session 3: What is your Power Factor?
What is it?

  • Utility Bills
  • Measurement
  • Waveforms
  • Estimation


What causes it to be low?

  • Electrical Equipment & Typical PF
  • Typical PF For Facilities


Session 4: Improve your Power Factor    

Add capacitance    
1)    Minimum capacitance to add
2)    Maximum capacitance to add

Thumb Rules    

  • Calculate Savings/ROI    

Session 5: Locating PF Correction  

  •  Benefits Of Capacitors    
  • Options For Locating Capacitors    
  • Harmonics And Harmonic Resonance    

Session 6: Application Issues    

  • Capacitor Switching    
  • Voltage Rise    
  • Harmonics    
  • Detuned Capacitors    





Start: 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Finish: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Live Online Course Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this live online training course is $699 + GST/HST.

Click Here to download a $100 discount coupon that you can apply toward the regular registration fee and pay only $599 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $699, and get a 4th registration FREE!

Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.


CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 1.8 CEUs.

Live Online Course Schedule

Live on-line or in-person. Customized.

Live online group training

We can present this Combined Power Quality Analysis And Power Factor Training to your electrical engineering and maintenance staff, tailored to your specific equipment and requirements. We are ready to help design this program for you. Click on the link below to request a FREE quotation.


John Houdek
Power Quality Specialist, The Electricity Forum