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Power Quality and Harmonics
Course Description
Nearly all electrical devices have power supplies that may cause a disturbance to the current sine wave of a power source. Most published surveys show that 65-85 of the power quality problems are the result of something happening within the facility, on the customer side of the point of common coupling. It may be the wiring or the loads themselves that make the supplied voltage incompatible with equipment within the facility. The result is that the process is interrupted, productivity is halted, and dollars are lost.

This Hands-On course combines extensive field testing and field 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 and Canadian Standards Association are also emphasized in this course.
Students Will Learn
Target Audience
Designed for electricians, technicians and maintenance personnel that are responsible for the identification and correction of power quality and harmonics problems in commercial and industrial environments.
Requires basic electrical, wiring and math skills. Bring a scientific calculator.
Course Outline

Module I.    Introduction to Power Quality Analysis


Module II.    Industry Commitment to Power Quality


Module III.    Harmonics


Module IV.    Calculation of Harmonic Voltages and Currents


Module V.    Grounding


Module VI.    Voltage Disturbances


Module VII.    Measurement Techniques


Module VIII.    Mitigation Techniques



Delivery Method
Instructor-Led with numerous Hands-On labs and exercises.
Equipment Requirements
(This apply's to our hands-on courses only)
BTS always provides equipment to have a very successful Hands-On course. BTS also encourages all attendees to bring their own equipment to the course. This will provide attendees the opportunity to incorporate their own gear into the labs and gain valuable training using their specific equipment.
Course Length
2 Days

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