Phase Converters, VFDs and Low Harmonics. Why Should I Care?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018: 9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
N219-222 (Las Vegas Convention Center)
Phase Converters, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) & Low Harmonic Requirements. What Do They Have In Common, and Why Should I Care?

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and phase converters are commonly used in a variety of industrial and residential applications. Most VFDs produce significant levels of harmonic distortion that negatively affect power quality and can degrade transmission and distribution equipment. Standard three-phase VFDs are frequently used as phase converters.

When used in this mode they create a unique harmonic profile that is resistant to most available harmonic mitigation solutions. Today’s presentation will review VFD and phase converter harmonics, their impact, and harmonic mitigation technologies.

Nicholas Kingsbury, President
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