Advertisement

Analysis of Power Quality Disturbances in Industry in the Centre Region of Portugal

  • Licínio Moreira
  • Sérgio Leitão
  • Zita Vale
  • João Galvão
  • Pedro Marques
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 423)

Abstract

Power quality issues have taken a more prominent role in power systems over the last years. These issues are of major concern for energy customers, primarily for customers with a widespread use of electronic devices in their manufacturing processes. Even though the quality of service is increasing, customers are becoming more demanding of the energy provider. This research aims to provide some industrial managers the technical support in deciding of investments in the mitigation of power quality disturbances, such as the use of less sensitive devices or the use of interface devices (UPS, DVR ...) In order to recommend an appropriate solution, the problem is characterized. The technical and economic influences of the PQ disturbances in the manufacturing processes are assessed resorting to power quality audits in the customer facilities. This research covered a significant number of facilities in several industrial activities.

Keywords

Power Quality Audit Voltage Sag Voltage Swell Interruption Wiring 

References

  1. 1.
    Bollen, M.H.J.: What is power quality? Electric Power Systems Research 66(1), 5–14 (2003), doi:10.1016/S0378-7796(03)00067-1, ISSN 0378-7796Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bayliss, C.R., Hardy, B.J.: Power Quality – Voltage Disturbances. In: Bayliss, C.R., Hardy, B.J. (eds.) Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering, 4th edn., Newnes, Oxford, ch. 25, pp. 1013–1026 (2012), doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-096912-1.00025-3, ISBN 9780080969121Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Math, H.J.: Bollen, Understanding Power Quality Problems - Voltage Sags and Interruptions. Wiley-Interscience - IEEE Press, New York (2000)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Vairamohan, B., Komatsu, W., Galassi, M., Monteiro, T.C., de Oliveira, M.A., Ahn, S.U., Matakas Jr., L., Marafão, F.P., Bormio Jr., E., de Camargo, J., McGranaghan, M.F., Jardini, J.A.: Technology assessment for power quality mitigation devices – Micro-DVR case study. Electric Power Systems Research 81(6), 1215–1226 (2011), doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2011.01.014, ISSN 0378-7796Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Chapman, D.: Costs of Poor Power Quality. Power Quality Application Guide – Copper Development Association (March 2001)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Targosz, R., Manson, J.: Pan-European Power Quality Survey – A study of the impact of power quality on electrical energy critical industrial sectors. In: Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Electrical Power Quality and Utilisation, Barcelona, Spain, October 9-11 (2007)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Coll-Mayor, D., Pardo, J., Perez-Donsion, M.: Methodology based on the value of lost load for evaluating economical losses due to disturbances in the power quality. Energy Policy 50, 407–418 (2012), doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.07.036, ISSN 0301-4215Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Moreira, L., Leitão, S., Vale, Z.: Power Quality problems in the mould Industry. In: 11th Spanish Portuguese Congress on Electrical Engineering (11 CHLIE), Zaragoza, July 1-4 (2009)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    [IYCE] Galvão, J., Moreira, L., Leitão, S., Silva, E., Neto, M.: Sustainable Energy for Plastic Industry Plant, Proceedings of 4th International Youth Conference on Energy, IYCE/IEEE, Siófok, Hungary (June 2013), doi: 10.1109/IYCE.2013.6604193Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços Energéticos, Quality of Service in the Electric Sector 2012, Lisboa (October 2013)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Martinez, J.A., Martin-Arnedo, J.: Voltage sag studies in distribution Networks-part I: system modeling. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 21(3), 1670–1678 (2006), doi:10.1109/TPWRD.2006.874113CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Du, P.Y., Wang, X.H.: Electrical and Thermal Analyses of Parallel Single-Conductor Cable Installations. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 46(4), 1534–1540 (2010), doi:10.1109/TIA.2010.2049819CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Du, Y., Burnett, J.: Current distribution in single-core cables connected in parallel. Generation, Transmission and Distribution, IEE Proceedings 148(5), 406–412 (2001), doi:10.1049/ip-gtd:20010430CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Licínio Moreira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sérgio Leitão
    • 2
  • Zita Vale
    • 3
    • 4
  • João Galvão
    • 1
    • 5
  • Pedro Marques
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Technology and ManagementPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal
  2. 2.UTAD-ECT Science and Technology SchoolUniversity of Trás-os-Montes and Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringPolytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/IPP)PortoPortugal
  4. 4.GECAD (Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Research Group)PortoPortugal
  5. 5.INESC Coimbra - Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

Personalised recommendations