Conference Paper

Trends in power factor correction with harmonic filtering

Universal Dynamics Ltd., Vancouver, BC
DOI: 10.1109/PCICON.1991.162943 Conference: Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference, 1991, Record of Conference Papers., Industry Applications Society 38th Annual
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An overview of the power system harmonics problem is presented. How utilities are beginning to interpret and apply harmonic standards is examined. The author discusses static converter theory, circuit theory, harmonic problems, standards, conformance strategy, and case examples

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