The Power Quality and Harmonics training course combines extensive field measurement and study experience to familiarize
attendees with the terminology and concepts to evaluate power quality. The effects of harmonics on various power system components and methods of reducing excessive harmonics will also be addressed. IEEE recommendations, National Electric Code
requirements are also emphasized in this course.

• Introduction to Power Quality Analysis
• Review of Industrial Power Systems Concepts
• Power Quality Definitions
• Equipment Ratings
• Effects of Disturbances on Equipment and Processes
• Industry Commitment to Power Quality
• IEEE Standards and Recommendations
• EPRI Survey Results
• Harmonics
• Sources of Harmonics
• Symptoms and Effect on Equipment
• Power Factor Capacitors and Resonance
• Harmonic Limitations (IEEE Standard 519)
• Series Resonance and Filter Design
• Third Harmonic Neutral Current
• Calculation of Harmonic Voltages and Currents
• System Harmonic Models
• The Current Injection Method
• Frequency Response Modeling
• Electrical Grounding
• Types of Grounding
• Arcing Ground Faults
• Symptoms of Ineffective Grounding
• Electronics and Computer Grounding
• Voltage Disturbances
• Lightning
• System Switching
• System Faults
• Sags
• Swells
• Measurement Techniques
• IEEE Emerald Book -Conducting Site Surveys
• Manufacturers’ Terminology
• Grounding Measurements
• Disturbance Measurements
• Waveform Signatures
• Mitigation Techniques
• K-Factor Transformers
• Power Line Conditioners

• Describe various equipment used for power monitoring.
• Recognize the cause and source of power system disturbances.
• Explain how to mitigate any existing and potential problems,
thereby minimizing equipment disoperation and process downtime.
• Analyze types of electrical systems loads and their power quality considerations
• Calculate harmonic voltages and currents

• This course is intended for graduate engineers or personnel with equivalent work experience in electrical power systems. This course is also recommended for maintenance technicians, field engineers, and operators who are required to work with sensitive electrical and electronic loads.

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