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Sources and Mitigation of Harmonics in Industrial Electrical Power Systems: State of the Art
The Online Journal on Power and Energy Engineering (OJPEE) (2012)
  • Almoataz Youssef Abdelaziz
Abstract

Power systems are designed to operate at frequencies of 50 Hz or 60Hz. However, certain types of loads produce currents and voltages with frequencies that are integer multiples of the 50 or 60 Hz fundamental frequency. These higher frequencies represent a form of electrical network pollutions known as ''power system harmonics''. This paper presents an extensive literature review in the petrochemical sector for the power system harmonics such as harmonics fundamentals, harmonics harmful effects on various electrical equipment, harmonic distortion limits and harmonic mitigation techniques. This paper is intended as a guide for those interested in this problem or intending to perform further researches in this area.

Keywords
  • Harmonics,
  • Mitigation,
  • Variable Speed Drives,
  • Total Harmonic distortion,
  • Point of Common Coupling
Publication Date
October, 2012
Citation Information
Almoataz Youssef Abdelaziz. "Sources and Mitigation of Harmonics in Industrial Electrical Power Systems: State of the Art" The Online Journal on Power and Energy Engineering (OJPEE) Vol. 3 Iss. 4 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/almoataz_abdelaziz/37/