Power Quality Training

Power Quality 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.

Power Quality 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 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 Seminar Handbook and Training Certificate.

 

Our two day Electrical Power Quality 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.

 

THIS COURSE WILL TEACH YOU ABOUT:

  • 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.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

 

WHO should attend

  • Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Electrical Engineering and Electrical Maintenance Personnel
  • Electrical Personnel Who Are Responsible for keeping electrical equipment running 
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Plant Electricians
  • Qualified Electrical Workers
  • Instrumentation Mechanics
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Managers & Safety Professional

 

Students receive

  • FREE Electricity Forum 120-page Digital Power Quality Handbook (Value $20.00)
  • $100 Coupon Toward any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 1.2 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $20.00)
  • Course Materials in Paper Format

 

Related Course

Power Quality Troubleshooting Training

 

 

Instructor
John Houdek, Power Quality Consultant, The Electricity Forum

 

DAY ONE
 

POWER QUALITY DISTURBANCES
•    Typical Disturbances
•    Disturbances associated with motor control applications
•    Voltage quality

 

VOLTAGE SAGS
•    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 

 

POWER FACTOR
•    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

 

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

 

DAY TWO

 

HARMONICS
•    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

 

EMI / RFI
•    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


 

COURSE SCHEDULE:

Both days:

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 $499 + GST/HST.

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Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

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

EIC

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

This course earns 1.2 CEUs.

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INSTRUCTOR

John Houdek
Power Quality Consultant, The Electricity Forum

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