Seminar on Power Factor
Join our seminar about power factor to learn more about how to understand and improve the power factor of your facility. Join us on February 17, 2023.
Attendees will leave this four-hour seminar with the knowledge they need to improve the power factor of their facility. They will understand the different types of power factors from a cause-and-effect basis, and be able to size power factor capacitors for various situations. Plus, they will know how to avoid common pitfalls when implementing power factor correction measures.
What you will learn:
Overall, power factor affects many aspects of an electrical system, so it is vital to be aware of and understand the various types of power factor. Achieving a high power factor ensures better equipment operation, more effective use of your electrical resources and reduced energy costs. In addition to understanding fundamental (displacement) PF and distortion PF, one should also be informed about issues such as harmonic resonance, detuned capacitors, fixed versus automatic capacitor systems, etc., all in order to keep systems running smoothly and cost-effectively while still avoiding pitfalls. All these elements must be considered when fitting capacitors and dealing with issues concerning power factor. It’s now incumbent on us as professionals to stay informed about the best ways to achieve a good power factor.
To learn more about this complex technical topic, we invite you to join our next seminar, where experts will share their insights about the most efficient methods for achieving optimal power factor.
Ready to Answer Your Questions
This interactive and comprehensive event is where you’ll gain the skills to help to ensure the best performance of your installations while complying with applicable codes and standards. Our experts will reveal best practices, plus practical strategies that provide effective solutions under various situations — You won’t want to miss out!
Improve power factor today by attending our Power Factor Correction Seminar.
This course is applicable to electrical industry professionals serving either industrial or commercial environments. For maximum benefit of this course, participants should have an understanding of basic electrical principles such as Ohms law, power, electrical metering, motors and general electrical equipment and systems. Visit our Seminar Schedule for the next scheduled Power Factor Seminar. (4 PDH)
Introduction to Power Factor
Definition of power factor
Benefits of high power factor
Problems with low power factor
Types of Power Factor
Fundamental Frequency (Displacement) Power Factor
Motor currents and PF
Typical PF by industry
Lagging (inductive) current
Leading (capacitive) current
How much capacitance to add
Detuning capacitors to avoid resonance
Capacitor boosting (Voltage, kVAR, current)
Local vs. Centralized capacitors
Fixed vs. automatic PF capacitor systems
Capacitor switching device ratings
Cost of low power factor
Distortion Power Factor
Estimating distortion PF based on harmonic current distortion
Causes of low distortion power factor (harmonic distortion)
Typical current distortion by equipment
What does harmonic current distortion look like?
Improving distortion PF
Total (true rms) Power Factor
Function of both displacement and distortion PF
Decisions to be made about total PF
The Power Factor Seminar is approved by the State of Wisconsin for credential types:
Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, Industrial Journeyman Electrician License, Journeyman Electrician License, Master Electrician License