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Power Quality and Utilisation Guide
Power Quality and Utilisation Guide

About this Publication

The Power Quality and Utilisation Guide is a unique reference source providing not only background theory, but also a whole range of solutions from industry.

Prepared by specialist authors from industry and academia, the Guide is organised into 8 sections and presented in a series of short Application Notes, which can be downloaded from this page.

Whilst this publication has been prepared with care, we can give no warranty regarding the contents and shall not be liable for any direct, incidental or consequential damage arising out of its use.


Section 1 Introduction
1.1     Introduction to Power Quality
1.2     Power Quality Self-assessment Guide
1.5     Power Quality in Continuous Manufacturing
Section 2
2.1     The Cost of Poor Power Quality
2.5     Investment Analysis for Power Quality Solutions
2.5     Calculation Spreadsheet
Section 3
3.1     Causes and Effects
3.1.1  Interharmonics
3.1.2  Capacitors in Harmonic-rich Environments
3.2.2  True RMS - The Only True Measurement
3.3.1  Passive Filters
3.3.3  Active Harmonic Conditioners
3.4.1  Understanding Compatibility Levels
3.5.1  Neutral Sizing in Harmonic Rich Installations
3.5.2  Selection and Rating of Transformers
Section 4
4.1     Resilience, Reliability and Redundancy
4.3.1  Improving Reliability with Standby Power Supplies
4.5.1  Resilient Power Supply in a Modern Office Building

Section 5
Voltage Disturbances
5.1     Introduction
5.1.3  Introduction to Unbalance
5.1.4  Flicker
5.2.1  Predictive Maintenance - The Key to Power Quality
5.2.3  Flicker Measurement
5.3.2  Voltage Dip Mitigation
5.3.4  Choosing the Appropriate Voltage Sag Mitigation Device
5.4.2  Standard EN 50160
5.5.1  Voltage Sags in Continuous Processes - Case Study
Section 6
Earthing and EMC
6.1     A Systems Approach to Earthing
6.1.2  Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Compatibility
6.3.1  Earthing Systems - Fundamentals of Calculation
6.5.1  Earthing Systems - Basic Constructional Aspects
Section 7
Under Development
Section 8
Distributed Generation and Renewables
8.1     Introduction to Distributed Generation and Renewables
8.3.1  Integration and Interconnection
8.3.2  Wind Power
8.3.5  Cogeneration
8.5.1  Wind Farm Case Study
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