Our power quality seminar discusses the concepts of proper power quality as well as the negative effects of poor power quality.
Students will learn what power quality entails and who all the relevant stakeholders are. Furthermore, students will learn what the possible effects are of poor power quality and what the direct and indirect costs are of poor power quality on industrial power systems.
From microwave towers feeding data to corporate offices, modern data management centres, telecommunications networks, industrial, commercial and institutional power systems all demand uninterrupted, uncorrupted electrical electricity. As much as 40 per cent of electrical maintenance issues can be attributed to transient voltage spikes, voltage dips, brownouts and outages. Did you know that the average computer site experiences 38 power interruptions per year, and that 94 per cent of those interruptions are less than five minutes in duration.
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.
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This Power Quality Training course is intended for engineers, electricians and technicians that install, maintain, repair and/or troubleshoot power and auxiliary systems.
Pablo Diaz, Power Quality & Grounding Consultant, The Electricity Forum
Session 1: Power Quality - Definitions according to Canadian Electrical Code, IEEE STD 1100, IEEE STD 519
Session 2: Sine Wave Disturbances
Session 3: Transient Overvoltage Problems
Session 4: Harmonics in the Power System
Session 5: Harmonics in the Power System - Part 2
Session 6: Separately Derived Systems
Session 7: Measurement Techniques
Session 8: Site Survey & Power Analysis
Session 9: Site Survey on Service Panels
Session 10: Measurements on Transformers
Session 11: Measurements on Motors
Session 12: Mitigation Techniques
Questions and Answers
Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Restart: 1:15 p.m.
Finish: 4:30 p.m.