Portland State University. Department of Electrical Engineering
Jack C. Riley
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
1 online resource (120 p.)
Factories -- Power supply -- Computer programs, Electric power factor -- Economic aspects, Reactive power (Electrical engineering) -- Economic aspects
A comparative study of the economic benefits that can be obtained from different degrees of power factor correction for medium and small scale industrial installations is shown. A new approach for precise calculation of kws and kvars required at different power factors is presented. These calculated values are used to find the return on investments for the capacitors needed for power factor correction. The developed method is easy to use, cost effective, accurate and will help electrical engineers with minimum knowledge of power systems to precisely determine the savings available by improving the power factor of an industrial load.
Ishaque, Mohammed, "A new method for calculating the economic benefits of varying degrees of power factor correction for industrial plant loads" (1992). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4322.