Power Factor Seminar (PQ-102)

Power Factor Seminar PQ-102  4 credits DSPS WI

Power Factor Seminar

Power Factor Seminar

Power Quality Seminars Approved by Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services DSPS Course ID # 17409

(4 Professional Development Hours)

Power Factor Correction Seminar Course Summary

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.

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 methods to improve power factor.

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.

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

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

Video showing Total Power Factor:

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