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ANALYSING TWO CONTROL METHODS OF SHUNT ACTIVE FILTERS FOR UNBALANCED LOAD

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A three-phase shunt active filter is used for current and/or voltage unbalance compensation. Two control schemes with two different theory, instantaneous power theory and Generalized Fryze are considered to compensate the unbalance of current, voltage, or both that are due to the unbalanced load. The compensation results of the different control schemes in unbalance case are simulated and results are shown here. Different compensation objectives can be achieved, i.e., balanced and unity power factor source current, balanced and regulated voltage, or both, by choosing appropriate control schemes by using Instantaneous Power theory. In the case of Generalized Fryze it is seen that the current compensated by means of the generalized Fryze currents method makes the compensated line current proportional to the corresponding phase voltage, that is, they have the same waveform and behave like a " pure resistive " load.

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... So, based on this control strategy, the SAPF should compensate all harmonics in the current, but because the supply voltage primarily contains positive sequence harmonics, it may also contain negative sequence and zero sequence harmonics, a positive-sequence detector is required in the filter to extract the amplitude, phase angle, and frequency of the fundamental positive-sequence voltage and provide it in the form of instantaneous voltage. By adding the positive-sequence detector to the PQ-theory, the controller becomes able to avoid source voltage distortions and the controller is called the sinusoidal source current control strategy (Sinusoidal PQ-theory).The positive-sequence voltage detector which is necessary and based on dual active-reactive power (PQ) control theory depending on an important part of the Phase Locked Loop (PLL) circuit, the complete functional control block diagrams for overall control technique, positive-sequence voltage detector, and PLL circuit are shown in Fig. 2, Fig. 3, and Fig. 4 respectively [16][17][18][19]. ...
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