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Power Factor Seminar  February 21, 2020 –  4 Cr.  DSPS 14846

Power Factor Seminar
Power Factor Seminar

Join us on February 21st for our Power Factor Seminar.

Power Factor Correction Seminar Course Summary

This 4-hour Power Factor Seminar February 21, 2020, explains the three types of power factor, from a cause and effect basis and then teaches the intricacies of each type along with the methods to improve each power factor. The seminar demonstrates how to size power factor capacitors for various types of situations and the pitfalls to be avoided.  Several real-life examples are worked as a group to demonstrate the techniques used to perform analysis of power factor, size power factor equipment, and to quantify the expected results and ROI.

Join us for the Power Factor Seminar in Cedarburg, WI.

Upon completion of this course, participants should have a meaningful understanding of the various types of power factor, the impact that low power factor has on electric power systems, the causes of low power factor, methods to analyze power factor and techniques to improve power factor.

This course applies 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.

Seminar Outline:

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
Harmonic resonance
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
The function of both displacement and distortion PF
Best practices
Decisions to be made about total PF

This 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

Allied Industrial Marketing, Inc. 


Allied Industrial Marketing, Inc. specializes in Electrical Power Quality Services for the motor controls and automation industry. Our thirteen-year-old company offers three ranges of power quality services, including:

  1. Analysis/design/diagnosis
  2. Training & seminars
  3. Sales of specialized power quality components to OEMs

Our Mission & Goal is to help you prevent or solve power quality problems.  Whether you require Harmonic AnalysisPower Quality DiagnosisFilter DesignMangoldt Reactors, Frako Capacitors, or Power Quality Seminars, we would be honored to be of service!

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