How to choose the optimal solution for the particular power quality problems in the industry?
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15/5/2023

How to choose the optimal solution for the particular power quality problems in the industry?

How to choose the optimal solution for the particular power quality problems in the industry?

Selecting the optimal solution to power quality problems in an industry involves a process that generally includes the following 7 steps: 

1.- Identify the power quality problem: This step involves analyzing the power quality to identify the problem and find the probable causes. This may include performing on-site measurements and analyzing voltage and current waveforms to identify harmonics, voltage fluctuations, and other power quality problems. 

2.- Assess the impact: The next step is to assess the impact of the power quality problem on industry operations. This may involve quantifying the cost of downtime, production losses, equipment damage, and increased energy consumption caused by the power quality problem. 

3.- Define quantitative objectives: Based on the analysis and evaluation of the power quality problem, the industry should define its quantitative objectives to solve the problem. These may include improving power factor, reducing harmonic distortion, stabilizing voltage, and reducing downtime and equipment damage. 

4.- Identify possible solutions: The next step is to identify possible solutions to the power quality problem. This may include a combination of passive and active harmonic filters, voltage regulators, capacitor banks and other equipment. 

5.- Evaluate each solution: Each possible solution should be evaluated against the objectives defined in step 3. This evaluation should consider internal and external factors: 

Internal: Cost, technological effectiveness and impact when interacting with other systems.

External: Suitable usable spaces, available means of connection, conditions of height above sea level, contamination, corrosion, humidity and temperature on site. 

6.- Select the best solution: After evaluating each possible solution, the best solution or combination of solutions must be selected. These should meet industry objectives while being cost effective and feasible to implement. 

7.- Implement the solution: The final step is to implement the selected solution. This may involve installing new equipment, modifying existing systems, or reconfiguring the internal distribution network. The solution should be monitored to ensure that it is effective in solving the power quality problem for which it was designed. 

At Diram we have active filters and other products to optimize your current operation and implement a medium or low voltage solution that is in regulatory compliance. Contact our consultants to review the needs of your plant and recommend the best option for you.

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