Introduction to Power Quality Seminar (PQ-101)

Introduction to Power Quality Seminar

Introduction To Power Quality

Introduction To Power Quality

Introduction to Power Quality Seminar PQ-101  DSPS WI 4 Credit Hours

Power Quality Seminars Approved by Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services DSPS Course ID #  18431

 

This 4 hour course, Introduction to Power Quality Seminar, 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.

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Course Outline – 4 hour seminar

  1. Explanation of power quality [30 minutes]
    1. What quality power looks like
    2. Problems with poor quality power
    3. Steady state vs Transient types of disturbances
  1. Power Frequency Disturbances [60 minutes]
    1. Power factor
      1. Definition of power factor (PF)
      2. Problems with low PF
  • Remedies
  1. Voltage sags, under-voltage and outages
    1. Definition of sags, under-voltages and outages
    2. Causes of sags, under-voltages and outages
  • Typical remedies to protect against sags, under-voltage and outages
  1. Voltage swells and over-voltage
    1. Definition of swells and over-voltages
    2. Sources of swells and over-voltages
  • Typical remedies to protect against swells and over-voltages
  • High Frequency Disturbances
    1. Transient over-voltages [30 minutes]
      1. Definition of transients
      2. Sources of transient over-voltages
  • Typical remedies to protect against transients
  1. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) [30 minutes]
    1. Definition of EMI and RFI
    2. Sources of EMI
  • Typical remedies to protect against EMI
  1. Harmonic distortion [30 minutes]
    1. Definition of harmonic distortion
    2. Distorted waveforms & harmonic spectra
  • Sources of harmonics & effects of impedance
  1. Harmonic resonance with capacitors
  1. PWM Voltage Distortion [30 minutes]
    1. Effect of pulsed voltage on motors
    2. Voltage reflection & voltage doubling
  • Typical methods to protect motors
  1. Power Quality Measurements [30 minutes]
    1. Measurements, locations, instruments
    2. PQ waveforms
    3. Wrap up

 

Upon completion of this course, students should have a meaningful understanding of the various types of power quality disturbances and harmonic distortion. They should understand the causes of these problems as well as typical means of solving or preventing these problems.

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, Registered Electrician Registration

Seminars may be scheduled at a time and location you designate.  Please contact us for more information.