Review of the System Compatibility and Ride through Options for AC and DC Drives Including Multilevel Inverters

  • Annette von Jouanne
  • B. Ben Banerjee
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Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD) compatibility and ride-through issues have caused increased concerns due to the susceptibility of AC and DC drives to power disturbances, and the costly results of process disruptions. These losses can be avoided for critical production processes by using ASDs with ride-through capabilities. This paper assesses industrial ride-through requirements and application issues for AC and DC drives, including medium voltage (2300/4160V) multi-level inverter topologies. Ride-through alternatives are evaluated based on design, implementation and cost considerations in order to determine the most suitable solutions for various kVA ratings and time duration requirements.


Boost Converter Medium Voltage Super Capacitor Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Multilevel Inverter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annette von Jouanne
    • 1
  • B. Ben Banerjee
    • 2
  1. 1.Power Electronics laboratory - Elect. & Compt. Engr. Dept.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Power Electronics, Energy DeliveryElectric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA

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