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Power Factor Seminar

Power Factor Seminar held on August 19, 2016.

This four hour power factor correction seminar 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. See the outline and learn more about

Power Factor Seminar
Power Factor Seminar

each subject below:         Buy Tickets on Eventbrite

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
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
Function of both displacement and distortion PF
Best practices
Decisions to be made about total PF

Power Quality Seminars Geared Towards:    

  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Facility Managers
  • OEMs
  • Systems Integrators
  • Industrial Electricians
  • Electrical Design Firms
  • Grid Inter-tie Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • More…

Please Join us at the below seminars which are approved by the State of Wisconsin DSPS and approved for Credit Hours for these credential types:
Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, Industrial Journeyman Electrician License, Journeyman Electrician License, Master Electrician License

Friday, Aug 19, 2016


Power Factor Seminar PQ-(102) DSPS 17409
 4 Credit Hours State of WI CEUs DSPS
When: Friday, Aug 19, 2016
Where: W67 N222 Evergreen Blvd., Suite 209, Cedarburg, WI 53012 

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