Fundamentals of Harmonics Seminar – Current and Voltage Distortion
Fundamentals of Harmonics Seminar PQ-107 DSPS WI 4 Credit Hours
Power Quality Seminars Approved by Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services DSPS Course ID # 17383
This four hour seminar teaches the fundamentals of harmonics, including harmonic distortion and its causes, problems associated with harmonics and practical limits for harmonic distortion. The seminar teaches methods to identify, reduce and to avoid harmonics problems.
Upon completion of this course, participants should have a meaningful understanding of harmonic voltage and current distortion, the impact that harmonics can have on electric power systems, the typical causes and methods to avoid or minimize harmonics.
This course is applicable to electrical industry professionals serving either industrial or
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 and a working knowledge of basic algebra.
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 and a working knowledge of basic algebra. (4 PDH)
a. Reference materials
b. What is harmonic distortion?
c. Linear and non-linear loads
d. Voltage and current distortion
e. Harmonic spectrum
f. Total Harmonic Distortion
II. Causes of Harmonic Current Distortion
a. End user equipment
b. AC to DC power conversion equipment
c. Block diagram for VFD or UPS
d. Types of Rectifiers
e. Sequence of harmonics by rectifier type
f. 6-pulse rectifiers
g. 12 & 18 pulse rectifier distortions
III. Problems caused by Harmonics
a. Wasted energy, increased current & kVA
b. Equipment failure, Increased operating temperatures
c. Fuse blowing, C.B. tripping
d. Effects of harmonics on transformers
e. Effects of harmonics on capacitors
f. Harmonic resonance (series & parallel)
g. Harmonic voltage distortion
h. SCR voltage notching
i. Remedy for SCR voltage notching
j. Total power factor
IV. IEEE std 519, 2014 – Limits for Harmonic Distortion
a. Voltage distortion limits
b. Current distortion limits
c. IEEE 519 definitions
d. Voltage notching limits
The Harmonics 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
Seminars may be scheduled at a time and location you designate. Please contact us for more information.