SEMINAR
ON
POWER QUALITY
SUBMITTED TO: SUBMITTED BY:
RAJNISH MITTER KULDEEP SINGH BAGHELA
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ELECTRICAL E...
CONTENT
• Definition
• Power quality events
• Sources of PQ(power quality) problems
• Scope
• Causes of power quality even...
DEFINITION
• The IEEE defines POWER QUALITY as the
ability of a system or an equipment to
function satisfactorily in its e...
Power Quality Events
• The major problems in the power sector that
need a treatment of quality upgradation are
termed as p...
Is Power Quality Such a Big Problem?
5
Sources of PQ Problems
•Utility Sources
– Lightning
– PF Correction
Equipment
– Faults
– Switching
6
Internal Sources
• In...
Major PQ Problems
7
Source: EPRI, 1994
Spikes, 7%
Sags, 56%
Outages,
6%
Swells,
31%
Sags (Dips)
Associated with system fau...
Who is Affected?
– Lost production
– Costs to restart
– Labor costs
– Equipment damage
and repair
– Other costs
8
• High C...
PQ Problems are Expensive
– Berkeley Lab Study Estimates $80 Billion Annual Cost
of Power Interruptions … Research News, B...
SCOPE
• For economic operation of a power system, the
level of power quality should be properly
maintained.
• The adverse ...
BLACKOUTS
It is short or long term loss of electric
power to an area.
CAUSES:
• Faults at power stations.
• Damage to elec...
BROWNOUTS
A brownout is an intentional or unintentional
drop in voltage in an electrical power supply system.
CAUSES:
• Us...
Voltage Sag (or dip)
• Description: A decrease of the normal voltage level
between 10 and 90% of the nominal rms voltage a...
Very Short Interruptions
• Description: Total interruption of electrical supply for
duration from few milliseconds to one ...
Voltage Spikes
• In electrical engineering, spikes are fast, short duration
electrical transients in voltage.
CAUSES:
• Li...
Voltage Swell
• Description: Momentary increase of the
voltage, at the power frequency, outside the
normal tolerances, wit...
VOLTAGE SURGES
• It is a voltage rise that endangers the insulation of
electric equipment.
TYPES :
1. Lightning surges.
2....
EFFECTS:
• Computers and other sensitive electronic
equipment can seriously be damaged by such
an over-voltage surge.
• Te...
FLICKERING
• It is a visible change in brightness of a lamp due to
rapid fluctuations in the voltage of the power supply.
...
Voltage Fluctuation
• Description: Oscillation of voltage value, amplitude
modulated by a signal with frequency of 0 to 30...
Noise
• Description: Superimposing of high frequency signals on the
waveform of the power-system frequency.
• Causes: Elec...
Voltage Unbalance
• Description: A voltage variation in a three-phase system in
which the three voltage magnitudes or the ...
MITIGATION TECHNIQUES
23
Conclusion
• POWER QUALITY maintenance is an
important aspect in the economic operation of
a system.
• Various PQ problems...
REFERENCE
• Sankaran, C.: Power Quality. CRC Press, Boca Raton
(2002)
• Gosbell,V.J., Perera, B.S.P., Herath, H.M.S.C.: Ne...
THANK YOU
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  1. 1. SEMINAR ON POWER QUALITY SUBMITTED TO: SUBMITTED BY: RAJNISH MITTER KULDEEP SINGH BAGHELA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT 10ELDEE722
  2. 2. CONTENT • Definition • Power quality events • Sources of PQ(power quality) problems • Scope • Causes of power quality events • Mitigation techniques • Conclusion • References 2
  3. 3. DEFINITION • The IEEE defines POWER QUALITY as the ability of a system or an equipment to function satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbances to anything in that environment. PQ mainly deals with 1. Continuity of the supply. 2.”Quality” of the voltage. 3
  4. 4. Power Quality Events • The major problems in the power sector that need a treatment of quality upgradation are termed as power quality events. Power Quality provides the solutions to all these problems in a very efficient and optimized way. These problems, if not mitigated would cause heavy economic as well as technical disturbances. 3
  5. 5. Is Power Quality Such a Big Problem? 5
  6. 6. Sources of PQ Problems •Utility Sources – Lightning – PF Correction Equipment – Faults – Switching 6 Internal Sources • Individual Loads –Lighting, Elevators, Coolers, HVAC • Uninterruptible Power Supplies • Variable Frequency Drives • Battery Chargers • Large Motors During Startup • Electronic Dimming Systems • Arc Welders, and Other Arc Devices • Medical Equipment, e.g. MRIs and X-Ray Machines • Office Equipment and Computers
  7. 7. Major PQ Problems 7 Source: EPRI, 1994 Spikes, 7% Sags, 56% Outages, 6% Swells, 31% Sags (Dips) Associated with system faults Switching of heavy loads Starting of large motors Swells System fault conditions Switching on a large capacitor bank Switching off a large load
  8. 8. Who is Affected? – Lost production – Costs to restart – Labor costs – Equipment damage and repair – Other costs 8 • High Cost Facilities o Semiconductor plants o Pharmaceuticals o Data centers Medium Cost Facilities o Automotive manufacturing o Glass plants o Plastics & Chemicals o Textiles
  9. 9. PQ Problems are Expensive – Berkeley Lab Study Estimates $80 Billion Annual Cost of Power Interruptions … Research News, Berkeley Lab, February 2, 2005 – $50 billon per year in the USA is lost as a results of power quality breakdowns …. Bank of America Report – A manufacturing company lost more than $3 million one day last summer in Silicon Valley when the “lights went out.” … New York Times January 2000 – “A voltage sag in a paper mill can waste a whole day of production - $250,000 loss” … Business Week, June 17,, 1996 – Half of all computer problems and one-third of all data loss can be traced back to the power line … Contingency Planning Research, LAN Times 9
  10. 10. SCOPE • For economic operation of a power system, the level of power quality should be properly maintained. • The adverse effects due to over voltages, also the losses incurred due to the under voltages have to be seriously dealt. • Nonlinear loads introduce harmonics in the system which have their own adverse effects Hence, power quality provides a good platform to deal with all these problems. 10
  11. 11. BLACKOUTS It is short or long term loss of electric power to an area. CAUSES: • Faults at power stations. • Damage to electric transmission lines, substations or other parts of the distribution system. • Short circuit, or the overloading of electricity mains. 11 EFFECTS: • Total loss of power to an area. • Tripping of substations.
  12. 12. BROWNOUTS A brownout is an intentional or unintentional drop in voltage in an electrical power supply system. CAUSES: • Use of excessive loads causes reduction in voltage which in turn causes brownouts. EFFECTS: • Unexpected behavior in systems with digital control circuits. • The system can experience glitches, data loss and equipment failure. 12
  13. 13. Voltage Sag (or dip) • Description: A decrease of the normal voltage level between 10 and 90% of the nominal rms voltage at the power frequency, for durations of 0.5 cycle to 1 minute. • Causes: Faults on the transmission or distribution network.Faults in consumer’s installation. Connection of heavy loads and start-up of large motors. • Consequences: Malfunction of information technology equipment, namely microprocessor-based control systems (PCs, PLCs, ASDs, etc) that may lead to a process stoppage. Tripping of contactors and electromechanical relays. Disconnection and loss of efficiency in electric rotating machines. 13
  14. 14. Very Short Interruptions • Description: Total interruption of electrical supply for duration from few milliseconds to one or two seconds. • Causes: Mainly due to the opening and automatic enclosure of protection devices to decommission a faulty section of the network. The main fault causes are insulation failure, lightning and insulator flashover. • Consequences: Tripping of protection devices, loss of information and malfunction of data processing equipment. Stoppage of sensitive equipment, such as ASDs, PCs, PLCs. 14
  15. 15. Voltage Spikes • In electrical engineering, spikes are fast, short duration electrical transients in voltage. CAUSES: • Lightning strikes • Power outages • Tripped circuit breakers • Short circuits EFFECTS: • Voltage spikes may be created by a rapid buildup or decay of a magnetic field, which may induce energy into the associated circuit. 15
  16. 16. Voltage Swell • Description: Momentary increase of the voltage, at the power frequency, outside the normal tolerances, with duration of more than one cycle and typically less than a few seconds. • Causes: Start/stop of heavy loads, badly dimensioned power sources, badly regulated transformers. • Consequences: Data loss, flickering of lighting and screens, stoppage or damage of sensitive equipment. 16
  17. 17. VOLTAGE SURGES • It is a voltage rise that endangers the insulation of electric equipment. TYPES : 1. Lightning surges. 2. System-generated surges 17 CAUSES: 1. Shutdown of heavily loaded circuits. 2. Necessary commutation of a high-powered network (e.g. Pf correction). 3. Switching events such as the connection or disconnection of a current and short-circuiting to ground.
  18. 18. EFFECTS: • Computers and other sensitive electronic equipment can seriously be damaged by such an over-voltage surge. • Temporal fluctuations produce errors and interrupts protection systems. 18
  19. 19. FLICKERING • It is a visible change in brightness of a lamp due to rapid fluctuations in the voltage of the power supply. CAUSE: • It increase as the size of the changing load becomes larger with respect to the prospective short circuit current available at the point of common connection. EFFECTS: 1. Filament of lamp can be damaged. 2. Reduction in life of electrical equipment 19
  20. 20. Voltage Fluctuation • Description: Oscillation of voltage value, amplitude modulated by a signal with frequency of 0 to 30 Hz. • Causes: Arc furnaces, frequent start/stop of electric motors, oscillating loads. • Consequences:The most perceptible consequence is the flickering of lighting and screens. 20
  21. 21. Noise • Description: Superimposing of high frequency signals on the waveform of the power-system frequency. • Causes: Electromagnetic interferences and radiation due to welding machines, arc furnaces, and electronic equipment. Improper grounding may also be a cause. • Consequences: Disturbances on sensitive electronic equipment. May cause data loss and data processing errors. 21
  22. 22. Voltage Unbalance • Description: A voltage variation in a three-phase system in which the three voltage magnitudes or the phase angle differences between them are not equal. • Causes: Large single-phase loads (induction furnaces, traction loads), incorrect distribution of all single-phase loads by the three phases of the system (this may be also due to a fault). • Consequences: Unbalanced systems imply the existence of a negative sequence that is harmful to all three phase loads. The most affected loads are three-phase induction machines. 22
  23. 23. MITIGATION TECHNIQUES 23
  24. 24. Conclusion • POWER QUALITY maintenance is an important aspect in the economic operation of a system. • Various PQ problems may lead to another undesirable problems. • Proper mitigation devices can be used to maintain the level of power quality as desired. 24
  25. 25. REFERENCE • Sankaran, C.: Power Quality. CRC Press, Boca Raton (2002) • Gosbell,V.J., Perera, B.S.P., Herath, H.M.S.C.: New framework for utility power quality (PQ)data analysis. Proceedings AUPEC’01, Perth, pp. 577–582 (2001) • IEEE Standard 1195: IEEE recommended practices for monitoring power quality, pp. 1–59. IEEE Inc., NewYork (1995) 25
  26. 26. THANK YOU 26
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