A new teaching tool to enhance power quality assessment

Joao F. Martins, Pedro Pereira, A. J. Pires, V. Fernao Pires

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Abstract

The study and assessment of Power Quality issues is nowadays a very important subject, particularly regarding Cyber-physical and Industrial Agents based systems, which are extremely sensitive to Power Quality disturbances. Giving students or engineers practical experience in this field requires a large investment from teaching institutions. This paper presents a laboratory device that emulates Power Quality disturbances in order to provide the required experimental expertize in the subject. It addresses limiting aspects such as harmonic distortion, flicker, sags, swells and transients. The developed system presents a good opportunity for technicians, even without deep knowledge on the field of power quality, to learn basic principles and be able to identify Power Quality events. Since the system is based on real data, represents a valuable approach giving trainees practical knowledge on the field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4158-4162
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-1762-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 9 Nov 201512 Nov 2015

Conference

Conference41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period9/11/1512/11/15

Keywords

  • fault event generator
  • power inverter
  • Power Quality

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    Martins, J. F., Pereira, P., Pires, A. J., & Pires, V. F. (2015). A new teaching tool to enhance power quality assessment. In IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 4158-4162). [7392748] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2015.7392748