MZI Engineer Robert Stork will give a presentation at the 2014 Energy Conference & Exhibition. The conference, hosted by DTE Energy and the Engineering Society of Detroit, will take place on May 6, 2014. For more information on the conference, please click here
The presentation is part of the conference's education track and will be given at 9:40 AM.
For information on the presentation, see below:
'Energy Optimization’ Means More than Reducing Energy Consumption
Current technology provides for better control over energy consumption. Drives, soft starts, and switching power supplies have radically improved electrical systems and processes. However, the gains from these non-linear loads are often offset from losses resulting from the harmonics they produce. Harmonic voltages and currents present in a power system can cause problems, either due to their magnitude or resonance.
The causes and characteristics of harmonics and their effects on equipment, such as power factor correction capacitors will be presented. Various harmonic mitigation methods and benefits will be compared and evaluated. Considerations when planning changes to plant electrical loads and harmonic analysis methods will be reviewed.