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Unformatted text preview: 1 EE 587 – Electric Power Distribution/Utilization Dr. M. Safiuddin, Research Professor Department of Electrical Engineering University at Buffalo [ State University of New York ] 3/28/2010 EE 587_Sp10 Ch. 8 - Power Factor and Related Considerations 8.1 General Scope: Significance of power factor; emphasis on capacitors 8.2 Current and Power Flow Considerations: Definition of power factor; leading and lagging power factor; impact of power factor on system capability. 8.3 Benefits of Power Factor Improvement: Utility costs; release of system capacity; voltage improvement; power system losses. 8.4 Typical Plant Power Factor Utilization equipment. 8.5 Instruments and Measurements for PF Studies 2 3/28/2010 EE 587_Sp10 Ch. 8 - Power Factor and Related Considerations 8.6 Techniques to Improve PF Controlling VARs using capacitors; Synchronous condensers; Induction versus synchronous motors 8.7 Calculations for Improving Power Factor 8.8 Location of Reactive Power Supply 8.9 Capacitors with Induction Motors:...
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- Spring '11
- Electrical Engineering, Electric motor, power supply, Switched-mode power supply, Power factor, Motor Power