International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Fully Refereed | Open Access | Double Blind Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064

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Research Paper | Electrical Engineering | India | Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014

Impacts of Harmonics on Power System Equipment and Design of Active Power Filter for Their Compensation

Nenceey Jain | Amit Gupta [10] | S. U. Khaparkar

Abstract: This paper presents the analysis and simulation using Matlab/Simulink of a shunt active power filter (APF) for compensating the harmonics current generated by nonlinear loads. Due to increasing the usage of power electronics equipment with linear load; the increase of the harmonics disturbance in the ac mains currents has became a major concern due to the adverse effects on all equipment. In addition; the harmonic currents produced by nonlinear loads can interact adversely with a wide range of power system equipment; mostly capacitors; transformers; and motors; causing additional losses; overloading; malfunctioning and overheating and interferences. Active Power filter eliminates the harmonics which are produced through non-linear loads by generating the opposite phase harmonics which gives pure sinusoidal wave.

Keywords: Harmonic Distortion, Shunt Active Power Filter, Non-Linear Load, Instantaneous Power Theory, Total Harmonic distortion

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 5, May 2014,

Pages: 1665 - 1669

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